This year, the Foundation’s charity cycling team, Team Transplant, was invited to participate at the inaugural Deer Creek Challenge on Sunday, August 29th! Ten riders, including kidney recipient Jeff Leone, rode in the Challenge to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Jeff also rode to prove that it’s possible to lead a healthy, active life after transplant.
Volunteers staffed an educational booth at the race expo to inform riders about organ and tissue donation and to answer questions.
The Deer Creek Challenge has three courses that start in Littleton, Colorado and wind through beautiful Deer Creek Canyon; there’s the 33-mile course, the Metric Century, and—for the truly fit—the Century. With more than 12,700 feet elevation gain, this is the toughest century in the United States!