Celebrate Life – Part 2

Celebrate Life - Part 2

Danny Veith and Laura Altobelli receive a giant 'Thank You' card, honoring them for becoming living organ donors

On Sunday, October 2nd, Denver Police Detective Danny Veith and Laura Altobelli hosted “Celebrate Life – Part 2” along with American Transplant Foundation at Denver’s Celtic Tavern. The event raised funds for American Transplant Foundation’s Patient Assistance Program and spread the word about living organ donation.

Last year, Danny and Laura both tested as kidney donors for their coworker, Ed. Danny was the better biological match, and in September, 2011, he gave his kidney to Ed, enabling him to avoid dialysis and early retirement. Laura remained determined to give the Gift of Life, and in January, 2011, she became an anonymous donor, giving her kidney to a stranger.

Danny’s friends organized the first “Celebrate Life” party last year to raise funds to cover his time away from work after the surgery. Seeing how much the financial assistance helped, Danny and Laura turned things around and organized “Celebrate Life – Part 2” to raise funds to help other transplant patients.

Attendees were treated to bagpipe music, world-class Irish step dancing, and fantastic raffle prize drawings. Click here to watch the Channel 31 coverage of the event.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended. We look forward to next year’s “Celebrate Life – Part 3!”

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