Foundation of CKF
Chris Klug was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in 1991, a rare degenerative bile duct condition. The only cure is a liver transplant. Chris was on the transplant waiting list for six years, three months at a critical state.
During that fragile time he vowed that if he made it through, he would do everything he could to help make a difference for the thousands of individuals waiting for a second chance at life like he had. Finally, Chris received his lifesaving liver transplant July 28, 2000.
Only 18 months after his transplant Chris won a Bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics! The following year Chris started this foundation to help save lives and promote a healthy, active life post transplant. Founded in October of 2003, The Chris Klug Foundation is dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation.
The Chris Klug Foundation seeks to inspire people to register to be organ donors and to give inspiration and hope to those who are on the waitlist or have already received a transplant.
The Chris Klug Foundation educates people from across the United States about the importance of registering to be an organ donor. We reach people from 9-90 years old through our events, educational curriculum, and volunteer opportunities.
The Chris Klug Foundation educates and inspires people across the United States to REGISTER to become an organ donor and to help save lives.