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April is National Donate Life Month!

It’s National Donate Life Month! One of the most important months of the year. Established by Donate Life America, this month encourages Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. We also celebrate those who have given the ultimate gift of eye, organ and tissue donation.

Team-transplant-ride-with-usThe theme of 2019’s National Donate Life Month goes hand in hand with American Transplant Foundation’s Team Transplant: Bicycles; as in “Life is a beautiful ride.” Donate Life America explains it perfectly, “Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.” How inspirational is that?

Donate Life America continues, “Bicycles come in all styles, shapes, and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, essential to supporting the rider and converting their energy into motion. Similarly, organ, eye, and tissue donation offer many ways to give hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients and donor families.”

I don’t think we could’ve said it better ourselves.

Each and every one of us has the potential to help those who are searching for eye, organ and tissue donation. Whether that’s signing up to be a donor, volunteering at an American Transplant Foundation event, or through a monetary donation, we can all help give the gift of Life.

In honor of National Donate Life Month, please consider joining Team Transplant on June 2, 2019 to help raise funds for the American Transplant Foundation. Grab your family and friends, and cycle for life! More information can be found HERE.

Important Organ Donation Awareness Days:

National Donate Life Month Blue and Green Day 2019 is Friday, April 12, 2019.

National Pediatric Transplant Week is April 22-26, 2019.

Save Lives with Team Transplant!

Team Transplant

We’re a group of living donors, transplant recipients, and supporters raising awareness and funds for the most vulnerable living donors, transplant patients, and their families. We ride with Team Transplant to prove that it’s possible to lead a healthy, active lifestyle after a transplant. Join us, fundraise, win prizes and do your part to save lives!

Learn more and sign up at: https://www.classy.org/campaign/elephant-rock-2019/c211717

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Is getting fit part of your 2019 goals?

Team Transplant is a great way to stay fit while raising awareness for organ donation. Team Transplant will be cycling at Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in June at Castle Rock, CO.

If you aren’t local to Colorado, or you’d like to participate in another cycling event elsewhere, consider forming your own team! We can help get your team set-up.

No excuses! 2019 is the year to get fit, give back and help save lives!

For more info, visit our Team Transplant page.

To join the Team Transplant community, like us on Facebook!

2016 Elephant Rock Ride – Register Today!

Ride with us at Elephant Rock to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Team Transplant rides the Elephant Rock - register now to ride with us for discounted registration

Click here to learn about how you can be a part of our signature Team Transplant event near Denver, CO.

 

A special group of transplant recipients and living donors will ride with Team Transplant to prove it’s possible to lead a healthy, active life even after a transplant! Donor families will ride to honor their loved ones who gave the Gift of Life. Supporters will ride to show their support for the cause.

 

Register here in one step for both the Elephant Rock Ride and Team Transplant. All registration fees for the Elephant Rock Ride are discounted for Team Transplant participants! REGISTRATION FEES INCREASE ON MAY 1, 2016.

 

 

Once you’ve registered, you can start fundraising to support the most vulnerable transplant patients. Your requirement for fundraising is just $100 (children 14 years or younger are exempt from the minimum). To earn your 2016 Team Transplant Cycling Jersey, simply raise $250.

 

2015 Team Transplant Rides Elephant Rocks

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Team Transplant had a great turn out for the Elephant Rock Race this year! This inspiring group brought together 18 transplant recipients, 9 living donors, 6 donor family members, 38 medical professionals, and many more supporters totaling a team of 106 participants to ride at  Elephant Rock and celebrate life this year.

 

The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival consists of both road and mountain bike courses of various distances- from 8 to 100 miles- for riders of all ages and abilities. Participants worked hard and successfully fundraised over $76,000 for the American Transplant Foundation!

 

Team Transplant rocked the bright blue jerseys and could be spotted spreading the news of transplant all around: from the courses, to the yoga mats, the information booth, getting massages and enjoying smoothies; you could feel the energy of community, passion, and advocacy radiating throughout the event. Thanks for coming out for a fun, eventful day!

 

Please check out the full gallery of photos from the event here and here.

Team Transplant Captain’s Fundraising Party

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Team Transplant captain Sarah and her team raised $650 at their fundraising party in Columbus, Ohio.

Congratulations Sarah and good job!

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.

Team Transplant Registration Event

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We had a fantastic time meeting new members and introducing them to the Team Transplant captains as well as other teammates. This was a free event that involved both snacks and beer at the BikeSource on University Hills on Thursday April 23rd.

 The event was in preparation for the big ride coming up on June 7th at the Subaru Elephant Rock 2015. Everyone is invited- we’ll even have Elephant Rock registration available at the event. So bring your friends that aren’t yet Team members!

We look forward to meeting you there!

Team Transplant in the Bahamas

Russ and Angela Cupps represented Team Transplant very well in the Bahamas last month. They even talked about Team Transplant on Bahamian TV!

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