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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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Astellas and The Chris Klug Foundation Recognize Extraordinary Transplant Recipients with Bounce Back, Give Back Awards

Awards will be presented in December at “Summit For Life” in Aspen, CO NORTHBROOK, IL. and ASPEN, CO., July 31, 2018 – Astellas, in collaboration with the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), recently announced this year’s winners of the annual Bounce Back, Give Back Awards. The awards recognize two transplant recipients

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12th Annual Summit for Life Michael Wells Inspirational Award Recipient

Every year the Chris Klug Foundation Nominates a lucky recipient of the Michael Wells Inspirational Award. The award’s namesake is our friend Michael, a liver recipient who has hiked Aspen Mountain for Summit for Life almost every year since the beginning! As an on-going tradition for the eighth year, we are

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When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.

There I was standing under the event banner at the base of Aspen Mountain, with my arms raised joyfully yelling, “Summit for Life!” My husband, Noah, on one side, Chris Klug on the other, alongside a group of extraordinary human beings touched by transplantation. It was the kick-off to one

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