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2020 BOUNCE BACK GIVE BACK AWARD WINNER: JOELLE ATKINSON

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our annual Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year. The award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit an outstanding quality of life post-transplant, whether it is through career accomplishments, participation in sports or hobbies, or simply leading fulfilling

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Chasing After an Answer

Chase Harrison is a local resident of Aspen, Colorado, where the Chris Klug Foundation is based. CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, sat down with Chase last month to interview him for this story. I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia. My family would take trips out to Colorado to ski when I

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The Strength of Two Sisters

Jude Skilton didn’t hesitate to step up as a donor when her sister, Jo, required a lifesaving kidney transplant. After running into several obstacles along the way, Jude was able to give the ultimate gift to her little sister: one of her kidneys and a second chance at life. When

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Living Donor Ironman

Steve Wilson is a living kidney donor who altruistically donated his kidney to a complete stranger in February this year. Three months prior to his donation surgery, he competed in the 2019 IRONMAN Arizona, a nearly 141-mile triathlon held in Tempe, AZ each year. Steve is currently training for the

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Tackling Marathons After Transplant

Fred Girscht is a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient who ran the TCS New York City Marathon with the Chris Klug Foundation in 2013. I developed Type 1 diabetes in 1980—that’s really where my story begins. I had just turned 24. Of course, me being young and stupid, I hadn’t taken care of

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New tax refund donation option

Chris Klug Foundation could benefit from new state income tax refund donation option   This year, Coloradans will have a chance to donate from their state income tax refund to a local nonprofit they trust like the Chris Klug Foundation. Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, taxpayers

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Teen’s Mission to Register More NY Organ Donors

Tim Brennan is a senior at Regis High School in New York City. He is also a passionate advocate for organ donation whose family is closely tied to the transplant community. He is the editor of The Falcon, a sports newspaper at his school, and the co-host of a sports

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“You Are Not Alone” – San Diego Patient Ambassador Visit

Valen Keefer is one of the Chris Klug Foundation’s (CKF) Patient Ambassadors and speaks on behalf of the foundation, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and organ donation. Valen traveled to San Diego with CKF as part of the organization’s annual Patient Ambassador Tour, presented by Astellas Pharma, to speak with transplant

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Amputee Gives Life Through Anonymous Kidney Donation

We were recently introduced to 33-year-old Tyler Coleman, a living kidney donor and below-knee amputee who anonymously donated one of his kidneys earlier this year. Our Program Manager, CC Cunningham, had the pleasure of chatting with Tyler about his altruistic kidney donation after they both ran in Donor Alliance’s Donor

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A Night of Thanks & Celebration

Written by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager. It was incredibly special to have the Chris Klug Foundation’s top donors, key stakeholders, and supporters all together in one room at our fifth annual Founders’ Circle dinner this past Thursday night to celebrate and recognize their contributions. Over 80 friends of the

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