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Having a Ball at BBYO

CC Cunningham is the blog writer and Program Manager for the Chris Klug Foundation. Where do I even begin?! This was CKF’s first year attending the BBYO International Conference and we went into it not knowing what to expect. BBYO is a self-described “movement” that brings together Jewish teens around the

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Working and Winning at Aspen’s Winter X Games

Another year at CKF and another Winter X Games in the books—and what a great X Games it was! Spanning across four days, our little town of Aspen, CO didn’t seem so little as a record-breaking 117,000 people flocked to Buttermilk Mountain to compete, spectate, and support. Kicking off the

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A Firsthand Perspective: Summit for Life 2018

Last month, the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) hosted our 13th annual Summit for Life, a nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain. Participants began at the base of Aspen Mountain and climbed 3,267 vertical feet—over 2.5 miles—to reach the top. Racers hiked up the mountain at their own pace, using climbing

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Two Hospitals and a Marathon: Welcome to New York

All we can say is…WOW! What a fantastic weekend the Chris Klug Foundation just had in the Big Apple. Chris Klug and CKF Program Coordinator, CC Cunningham, headed to New York City for a whirlwind weekend that started on Friday with a visit to Mount Sinai Hospital as part of

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Chris Klug Foundation’s Patient Ambassador Program Will Visit Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone Transplant Institute Next Week

ASPEN, Colo., October 25, 2018 — The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is pleased to announce two upcoming visits to Mount Sinai Hospital’s Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) and the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center next week. These visits are part of CKF’s Patient Ambassador Program, sponsored by Astellas. The

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From MELD to Marathons

Maksim is one of nine individuals who will be running on the Chris Klug Foundation’s charity team in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4th. “They must have mixed up the lab results,” said Annabella, reading the letter that had just come in the mail. A

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The Chris Klug Foundation and lululemon Athletica Host Party

Aspen, Colo. October 17, 2018 – The Summit for Life Kickoff Party takes place on Tuesday, October 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at lululemon athletica Aspen. The party will continue from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Aspen Brewing Company (Aspen Tap). Enjoy drinks, music, and an opportunity to register

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Time to Transplant: Bella’s PSC Story

It all started when Bella Pacini was in first grade. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract. At the time of diagnosis, Bella’s doctors noticed that her liver enzymes were elevated and she would have to undergo additional

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Ain’t No Party Like a West Coast Party…with CKF!

CC Cunningham is the Program Coordinator for the Chris Klug Foundation. …’cause a West Coast [CKF] party don’t stop! And what a party it was! On September 19th, as part of our Patient Ambassador Program, sponsored by Astellas, the Chris Klug Foundation traveled to sunny San Diego, California to visit

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