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2013 Leadville 100 MTB Team CKF 2013

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BENEFITING: CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Aug 10, 2013

Esther Blom-Geiser

THE STORY:

As most of you know I come from an intense biking family back ground... and for that reason have shied away from any bike race in my adult life.  The Leadville 100 has always intrigued me, and this year, on August 10th I am honored to be riding The Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race on The Chris Klug Foundation Team supporting Organ Transplants. The race covers 100 miles at 10,000 ft elevation (3000 meter hoogte for my Euro friends). It will climb 14,000 vertical feet, beginning and ending in Leadville, Colorado.


When I moved to Aspen 20 plus years ago, one of the first families I met were the Estrada’s. They became my family away from home. Ron, the father, was in need of a liver transplant at the time and had been on a waiting list for years. Finally he got the call and went to Denver to undergo the surgery. I have never seen so much hope on ones face. Unfortunately Ron's body did not accept the donated liver and he passed away shortly after the surgery, way too young. Leaving behind a wife, a teenage son and daughter in her early 20-ies.


In my family a genetic disease called hemochromatosis slowly eats away at the liver by producing too much iron in the blood. If caught in time, monthly blood draws can be helpful, but sometimes the disease is not caught in time and will over time debilitate the liver.


The Chris Klug Foundation has made such an impact on organ and tissue donation awareness. With people better informed about organ and tissue donation we can make sure that the 117,000 plus people in need get access to the organs and tissues they need, to hopefully safe their lives and create a better environment for their children to grow up in. All proceeds raised will benefit the foundation's mission to promote lifesaving donation and improve the quality of life for those touched by donation. Chris Klug himself is living proof of what one can accomplish after an organ transplant. Not only is he a local athlete, who represents his cause in every race in this area, he is also an Olympic Medalist.


Please join me in raising as much as possible for this amazing cause.


Thank you for your consideration,

Namaste
Esther


Visit www.chrisklugfoundation.org to learn more about what the Chris Klug Foundation is doing. 

 

$9,161

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Ben, Nick and Luke

    $250

  • Derek and Kerri Johnson

    $50

  • Chris & Kathleen King

    $100

  • Kiendl & John Gordon

    $500

  • Kim and Paddy Allen

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jane

     

  • Tamme Mellenthin

     

  • The Ellspermans

    $50

  • Todd and RAchel King

    $25

  • Tori Dauphinot and Ken Hubbard

    $1,000

  • The Moss Family

    $1,000

  • Anneke and Cleve Johnson

    $200

  • Carole & Matt Inglis

    $50

  • Katie Rhodes

    $100

  • Opa

    $250

  • Sophie, calum & maddie inglis

    $50

  • Lindsay and Chris

    $100

  • Julie & Scotty

    $75

  • Jane D

     

  • Becky Helmus

     

  • Jim Mindling

    $100

  • David Segal & Rollin Simmons

     

  • Scott and Alex Kendrick

     

  • Chuck & Tina

    $50

  • Julie Hesse

    $50

  • Doc

    $1,000

  • anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Lewis

    $50

  • Kylie Barr

    $50

  • Gaby Rafelson

    $75

  • Melanie and Tracy

     

  • BJ and Michael Adams

    $100

  • Annette

    $50

  • Umbrella Roofing

    $250

  • Lee Bryant

    $75

  • Jodi Jacobson

    $50

  • Michael Perau

    $50

  • Becky and Craig Ward

    $100

  • Vincent, Els, Fieke en Fenna

    $25

  • James and Jami Lee Ferraro

    $100

  • Aunt Kate and Uncle Bob

    $100

  • Carol King

    $75

  • Aspen Total Automotive

     

  • Brian & Rachel

    $100

  • The Buckingham family

    $50

  • Michael and Debbie Hiatt

    $200

  • Pevny Family

    $50

  • Denise Abrams

    $50

  • Aime Carroll

    $50

  • Harriet Spalding

     

  • Bjorn, Ian, Krissie, Rikkie, Billie en Bell

    $150

  • Julie and Peter Dolan

    $50

  • Ton en Steph

    $75

  • Bridget Bielinski & Steve Williams

    $50

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92% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $43,671 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Esther Blom-Geiser

Amount Raised

$9,161

 

92% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ephi Gildor

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

200% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Nitti

Amount Raised

$3,790

 

152% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Todd Raarup

Amount Raised

$3,345

Fundraiser Title

Phillip Ring

Amount Raised

$3,240

 

130% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Klug

Amount Raised

$2,860

 

114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Beck

Amount Raised

$2,580

 

103% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Phillips

Amount Raised

$2,555

 

170% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Bridget Bielinski & Steve Williams

Bridget Bielinski & Steve Williams

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ton en Steph

Ton en Steph

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Julie and Peter Dolan

Julie and Peter Dolan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Bjorn, Ian, Krissie, Rikkie, Billie en Bell

Bjorn, Ian, Krissie, Rikkie, Billie en Bell

DONATION: $150

Hup tante Esther Hup 5 years ago

Harriet Spalding

Harriet Spalding

Esther.... YOU INSPIRE US ALL!!! RIDE MAMA RIDE!!! HXXX 5 years ago

Aime Carroll

Aime Carroll

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Denise Abrams

Denise Abrams

DONATION: $50

For Ron Estrada 5 years ago

Pevny Family

Pevny Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Michael and Debbie Hiatt

Michael and Debbie Hiatt

DONATION: $200

KODOS TO Esther Blom Geiser!!! You Rock!!! 5 years ago

The Buckingham family

The Buckingham family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago