Through awareness, advocacy, education, and fundraising in the endurance and outdoor communities,
#TeamDonateLifeEndure.com promotes organ/tissue donation and mental health.
In 1990, my mom, Pam, had a fatal liver disease. Thankfully, she received a life-saving liver from a deceased donor. The liver continues to function well today. Twelve years later, Mom needed a kidney transplant, and her brother, the infamous Uncle B. (finisher of Leadville 100 and many other events), came through with a kidney. That kidney did well for about 15 years, but she needed another transplant in 2017. Another brother, Uncle E. (also finisher of dozens of ultra runs), pulled through with a kidney. Mom is doing well, and Uncle E. finished the Leadville 100 (his 24th finish!) just nine months later. My dad, Mark, wanted to give back, so he provided an anonymous kidney donation in early 2018. Needless to say, organ donation is dear to my heart, and I seek here to support a cause that saves lives.
Mental health has come onto my radar as an essential topic through my work with endurance athletes and growing understanding of the connections between training, racing, overtraining, and well being. It’s my hope that sharing openly about my own experience with depression may empower others to seek help, move forward, and partner in camaraderie.
Thanks for checking out #TeamDonateLifeEndure.com,
On March 28, 2019, the #TeamDonateLifeEndure.com Skimo Squad of Jamie Kilcoyne and Travis Macy will compete in The Grand Traverse, an epic backcountry ski race over 40 miles in the Colorado Rockies from Crested Butte to Aspen. The ski begins at midnight, and we’re racing on behalf of the Chris Klug Foundation, which promotes organ and tissue donation. Donations are greatly appreciated, and they can be made here. All funds go directly to charity; no money passes through our hands. We’ve set a big goal of raising $3000, and we truly appreciate donations of any amount.
We’d love to have you on #TeamDonateLifeEndure.com! All are welcome. To join, please donate $75 or more to our current campaign. We look forward to mailing you a team hat.
We’re looking to grow the project through partners and creative efforts; shoot us a note below if you have any ideas.
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