TLC Team Runs in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon

Gavin Maitland - runner, double-lung recipient, TLC Founding Member

On Sunday, October 9, 2011, a team of 13 Transplant Leadership Council (TLC) Founding Members and supporters ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon. Members of the team participated in the full-marathon, half-marathon, and half-marathon relay.

With great weather, thousands of cheering fans, and live music every mile of the course, it was a fun way to celebrate the TLC’s success in helping transplant patients across the country through American Transplant Foundation’s Patient Assistance Program.

Honored members of the team were Gavin Maitland, a double-lung recipient who ran 7.8 miles in the half-marathon relay, and Dr. Jeff Stripling, a living kidney donor who ran the full-marathon. The two are living proof that you can still be a runner after giving or receiving an organ!

The team gathered for a social after the race at The Cheeky Monk Pub.

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Local News Channels 4, 9, and 31 all gave coverage of the story. See our In the News section.

Click here for the full Press Release.

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