We Went for the Gold at our 5th Annual Trivia For Life!

We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we received on Friday, September 29th at DaVita World Headquarters for our 5th Annual Trivia For Life!

The event proved to be an evening of remarkable support and heartwarming stories. Over 200 guests gathered at the DaVita Sky Lounge for a memorable night filled with comradery, breathtaking views, and a trivia competition. The event spotlighted the inspiring tale of USA gold medal swimmers Crissy Perham and Missy Franklin, who forged a unique bond when Perham selflessly donated a kidney to Franklin's father. As the American Transplant Foundation worked closely with the Franklin family on this journey, we honored Perham with a special award, emphasizing the significance of organ donation in transforming lives.

The event, emceed by 9News anchor Kim Christiansen, featured other touching stories of transplant recipients, living organ donors, and their families, serving as a poignant reminder of the event's purpose: raising funds to support the American Transplant Foundation's Patient Assistance Program and vision of making Colorado the first state where no one dies while awaiting a transplant. 

Together, we exceeded our fundraising goal by raising nearly $200,000!

Guests enjoyed food, friends, and fun...

Represented their country in the Olympic trivia games...

Heard the inspiring transplant stories of those like Dick Franklin and Crissy Perham...

...and enjoyed more fun!

Assistance requests made to the American Transplant Foundation have increased dramatically over the past year.  Financial donations help living donors to save lives; help transplant recipients to access medications to keep them healthy; and provide 1:1 mentorship support so no one will have to go through the transplant journey alone.

We'd like to recognize the dozens of event planning committee members and volunteers whose many hours of effort made this all possible. Thank you!

We also extend our sincere gratitude to our wonderful event sponsors -- thank you for your generous support!

9 News Interview on Trivia For Life

Check out Olympic Ski Jumper and Trivia For Life committee member Randy Weber discussing the event. Joined by our Executive Director Anastasia Henry!