We had a fantastic time on Sunday, June 5th as 101 Team Transplant members rode in the 24th Annual Subaru Elephant Rock to raise awareness for organ and tissue and to celebrate the lives saved through transplantation. Eight transplant recipients and six living organ donors participated to prove it’s possible to lead a healthy, active lifestyle after transplant! Watch the video.

Among the recipients, six-year-old liver recipient Vienna Danna raced in the Shimano Youth Series and WON. Vienna was also one of the team’s top fundraisers, raising more than $1,700 for the American Transplant Foundation. The Lieutenant Governor of Colorado and Team Transplant member Joe Garcia spoke to the crowd about the importance of organ and tissue donation and presented Vienna with a Team Transplant Champion jersey for her accomplishment.

Team Transplant had riders participating in all the five courses, riding between seven and 100 miles. A sub team, the “Organ Grinders,” also represented Team Transplant in the 24 Hours of ERock mountain bike race June 3-4th. Thanks to sponsors and participants, this event raised more than $60,000 to support the American Transplant Foundation.

Team Transplant gear is available for purchase in our Shop.

For even more photos, please visit our album on Facebook. (You do not need a Facebook account to view the photos.)

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Photos by Joshua Duplechian/Rich Clarkson and Associates.

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  1. Ashwath
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