2008 Volunteer Accomplishments

The year 2008 was quite a year for the American Transplant Foundation’s volunteer program! We recruited 30 new volunteers, participated in five different volunteer events, and accomplished many of our projects. Thank you for your support! …

Aspen Summit for Life

The Foundation proudly sponsored the Chris Klug Foundation’s third annual Summit for Life race on Saturday, December 6th in Aspen, Colorado. In this nighttime event, contestants raced from the base to the summit of Aspen Mountain, climbing…

Binational Health Week

Semana Binacional de Salud - La Feria de Salud On October 15th, the American Transplant Foundation hosted an educational booth at the Mexican Consulate in Denver during Binational Health Week. Binational Health Week is a nation-wide effort…

Democratic National Convention Events

Democratic National Convention Events The Foundation participated in two special receptions during the Democratic National Convention: Taste of the States Reception Novartis partnered with the American Transplant Foundation for a special…

2008 CJ Spiegel Memorial Golf Tournament

The American Transplant Foundation was chosen as the beneficiary for the fourth annual CJ Spiegel Memorial Golf Tournament at the Cotton Ranch Golf Course in Gypsum, Colorado. On Friday, August 22nd, 144 golfers came together to play shotgun…

Ninth Annual Donor Dash

The American Transplant Foundation was a proud sponsor and participant in Donor Alliance’s 9th annual Donor Dash on Sunday, July 13, 2008 in Washington Park. The Donor Dash is a race to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate…

Crosby, Stills & Nash Benefit Concert

On June 26th, iconic rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash played a special concert benefiting the American Transplant Foundation. This concert had particular significance for band member David Crosby whose life was saved by a liver transplant…

2008 Colorado Colfax Marathon

On Sunday, May 18th, 25 runners and 18 volunteers represented the American Transplant Foundation as a Charity Partner in the 2008 Colorado Colfax Marathon. These 25 runners, including kidney recipient Keith Ashby and liver recipient Mike Benschneider,…

Vail Symposium Forum on Transplant Tourism

On March 11, 2008, the Vail Symposium hosted the American Transplant Foundation with special guests, Doctors Christoph Broelsch and Igal Kam, for a special forum on transplant tourism. Transplant tourism is cross-border travel by any participant…

2008 Denver Diabetes Expo

On March 1, 2008, the American Transplant Foundation shared a booth with Donor Alliance at the Diabetes EXPO to raise awareness about diabetes and its link to transplantation. Diabetes affects more than 20.8 million children and adults in the…

American Transplant Foundation announces $1 million endowment to fund transplant program at UCH

On September 29, 2007, the Foundation announced its gift of $1 million for the Igal Kam Endowment for a Chair of Transplant Surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital.  Presented during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly constructed,…

Ride of Your Life Premier

In April 2007, the Foundation hosted the premier showing of the documentary film, Ride of Your Life, about the transplant journey of Olympic Medallist and American Transplant Foundation board member, Chris Klug.  Held at the historic Paramount…