Summit for Life
December 3, 2022675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO
The 17th Annual Summit for Life is scheduled for Saturday, December 3. This nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain begins at 5:30pm, and finishes at the Sundeck at the top of the mountain for dinner, live music, and an awards ceremony. Participants then enjoy a beautiful ride on the Gondola back to the base of the mountain. Additional registration option include Virtual Summit for Life and Ride for Life.
Summit for Life is a fundraising and outreach event for the Chris Klug Foundation. CKF is a national nonprofit located in Aspen, Colorado that promotes organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation awareness through education, inspiration, and registration. We honor and celebrate donors and recipients.
CKF strives to eliminate the wait for the 106,000 people on the transplant waiting list. Approximately 96% of Americans support organ, eye, and tissue donation, but only 54% actually register. Every day 22 people die waiting for a lifesaving transplant. One organ donor can save the lives of 8 people, and one tissue donor can impact the lives of 75 people. Furthermore, organ, eye, and tissue donation is supported by most major religions, does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, income, social status, or age (the oldest donor in the world was 107, and the youngest was 74 minutes). Live life, give life!