Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Sunday, October 18, 2015

 

We had an incredible time running in support of organ donation and transplantation. The race distances were 5K, 10K, 13.1 mi, and 26.2 mi and we had participants in all events!

 

Today, there are over 122,000 individuals on that list waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Join us for our next bug Team Transplant event to support these men, women, and children in need.

 

Be a Transplant Warrior and help fight for each of those precious lives. Click here to learn more and join us!

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2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Run to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation!

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Click here to LEARN MORE AND REGISTER 

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PRICES

NEXT PRICE INCREASE IS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH!

 

Marathon: $115

 

Half Marathon: $105

 

2-person Half Marathon Relay: $150

 

10K: $55

 

5K: $45

 

PRIZES & BENEFITS

You will have the opportunity to earn fabulous prizes based on your personal fundraising. Prizes are constantly being updated so check back for more!

Additional benefits of joining Team Transplant at the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll races include:

  • Complimentary photos of you and the Team
  • Team Transplant jerseys to earn or purchase
  • An exciting event to celebrate the Gift of Life with family, friends, and fellow supporters
  • Pasta party on Friday night of race weekend
  • Hundreds of dollars worth in fundraising prizes. Click here to see what you could win:

 

 

THE RACE 

Please visit the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon site to learn more about the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon courses. Find out which course is right for you, your friends and your family.

 

 

TRANSPLANT PARTICIPANTS

A special group of supporters, transplant recipients, and living donors will run/walk with Team Transplant to prove it’s possible to lead a healthy, active life even after a transplant! Donor families participate to honor their loved ones who gave the Gift of Life. Supporters participate to show their support for the cause. Please indicate upon registration your special connection to transplant!

 

 

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Donor Dash 2015

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Sunday, July 19, 2015 American Transplant Foundation attended the 16th Annual Donor Dash at Washington Park in Denver, Co. Our team consisted of 61 participants: living donors, recipients, and supporters – our largest team yet! You all helped us raise $2,245 to support ATF’s lifesaving initiatives at this event!

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The weather was beautiful, so many people came out to join the cause (almost 5,000)! We had a lot of supporters come by the tent and say hi and appreciate everything we do. This is such a great event, and everyone there is so nice and warm and love to share their personal stories.

 

The event was a huge success and it was a great time for everyone who participated!

 

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The Donor Dash is an annual event annual walk, sponsored by our partner organization Donor Alliance, to honor those who have given the gift of life though organ or tissue donation, celebrate our healthy recipients, and recognize those who are still awaiting a lifesaving transplant.

Saturday, May 2nd Training Ride

Team Transplant had a training ride to gear up for Elephant Rock Cycling Festival on May 2nd!

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Where? Castle Rock, CO- See event invite for parking instructions.

What? You will have the option of riding with us for 8 mi, 11 mi, or 22 mi. We will all enjoy beverages and snacks following the ride.

Who? Everyone is invited- supporters, transplant recipients, living donors. Anyone who wants to go on a bike ride with the American Transplant Foundation is invited.

The Team Transplant Subteam Captains and other teammates met each other at this free event and had a blast.

Thank you to those who joined us for this free event.

“Second Chance at Life” Arts Exhibition & Premier Party

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Second Chance at Life was a fine arts initiative meant to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation from both living and deceased donors. This event/exhibition raised funds for the most vulnerable organ transplant patients through a private artist reception and silent auction. The show’s art came from artists around the country, including some with direct transplant experience. Some of the pieces are for sale in our online shop and all proceeds will go to the Foundation. The premiere party raised $20,000 for the Foundation (gross revenue).

 

The exhibit united the world of art and that of transplant, educating the public about a topic that is potentially foreign to them. Every day, 21 people die while waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Of the 123,472 people awaiting a transplant, 117,168 could be saved by a living donor. Educating the public and increasing the amount of living donors is the mission of both the American Transplant Foundation and the Second Chance at Life arts exhibition.

 

This event was made possible by our amazing sponsor, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. CTCA logo

 

How to Save a Life Awards 2015

Congratulations to our very special winners!

These awards recognize and reward selfless altruistic (non-directed) living organ donors. These people are generous, passionate, and continue to contribute to the cause through education, outreach, and/or fundraising. Nominees must live in the USA.

 

The How to Save a Life Award will be presented along with the Transplant Angel Award and the Transplant Hero Award at the second bi-annual Transplant Hero Awards Gala. The Gala will take place in Denver, Colorado, on June 11, 2016.

 

 

 

 


National Donor Day

February 14th is National Donor Day! 

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December 2, 2014 was #GivingTuesday!

December 2nd was #GivingTuesday!

 

The simplest way to give each year is through this link, but we have lots of other options if you’re not a fan of the online form. Other ways to give (anytime of year!) include:

1. Payment over the phone

2. Send us a check

3. Donate your vehicle

4. Volunteer your time

5. Register to become a donor

6. Talk to us about Corporate Sponsorships

7. Add to the #GivingTuesday #GivingTower for ATF here.

 

No amount is too small or too big. With our fundraising goal of $10,000 we can support up to 20 transplant patients with anti-rejection medication, essential living expenses during recovery, and mentorship throughout the process. We thank you in advance for your support. Happy Giving Tuesday!!

National Donor Sabbath

Myth:

My religion doesn’t support organ and tissue donation.

Fact:

Most major religions support organ and tissue donation. Typically, religions view organ and tissue donation as acts of charity and goodwill. Donor Alliance urges you to discuss organ and tissue donation with your spiritual advisor if you have concerns on this issue.

 

National Donor Sabbath, November 14-16, 2014:

American Transplant Foundation volunteers visited Mile Hi Church near Denver, CO. We talked with the congregation members and did outreach to raise awareness for organ donation, especially living organ donation. One member of their congregation happens to be the first ever altruistic living organ donor in the state of Colorado! He helped us organize this event. Thank you to Mile Hi Church.

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Transplant Angel Awards 2014

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The Transplant Angel Award recognizes and rewards transplant medical professionals for their outstanding personal and professional commitment to patient advocacy, support and empowerment that ultimately leads to a lifesaving transplant.

 

This award is designed to recognize not just those who perform their job with excellence, but those who strive beyond what is expected.  A medical professional in the transplant field who meets the criteria for this award should exceed the expectations of the patient and exceed the goals defined by his/her transplant center.  This is for the medical professional who stands out above other excellent performers in the transplant field.

 

Two Transplant Angel Awards will be given: one in the transplant medical professional category and one in the transplant coordinator category. These awards will be presented along with the How to Save a Life Award and Volunteer of the Decade Award at the second bi-annual Transplant Hero Awards Gala. The Gala will take place in Denver, Colorado, on June 11th, 2016.

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