It’s never quite what one would think when dealing with events in Aspen. Somehow, this town manages to give even the most straightforward fundraiser an unexpected twist. Summit for Life is no exception.
One might expect a fundraiser for the Chris Klug Foundation and organ donation to be a conventional 10K or marathon race held in the morning during the warmer months of the year. But no, The 6th Annual Summit for Life is scheduled for December 10th at 5p.m. for recreational participants and 6p.m. for competitive participants. Racers will choose their footwear and then head 2.5 miles up the mountain – in the dark, as fast as possible.
Up on top of Aspen Mountain an after-party awaits hikers, skiers, snowshoers and runners with a delicious dinner by The Little Nell, along with dessert, refreshments, live music, awards, a raffle and a very, very good time.
Only the pre-party could be more fun than the after-party. On December 9th Wine & Dine for Life will kick off the fun at The Sky Hotel. Pacifica, a renowned Aspen seafood restaurant, will host the dinner with seafood and wine pairings. This dinner will be a wonderful opportunity for friends, supporters, and participants to join Chris Klug for a formal dinner.
More fun will follow on Friday night at the Party for Life over at 39 Degrees Lounge with a DJ, dancing and drinks. Participants who raise more than $1,000 will be recognized by free entrance to the party and access to the VIP area.
For those who have too much fun Friday night, or who are less than excited about mountain climbing in the cold, dark, December night air, The Ride for Life might be the perfect way to support Chris Klug and his organ donation foundation. The Silver Queen Gondola will send supporters right up the mountain to cheer for those crazy enough to climb the mountain and then enjoy the after-party.
Supporters, who are quite literally ‘snowed in,’ can still participate! The Snowed in Donation is a great way to support the cause from afar, or from behind a snowdrift.
The Chris Klug Foundation, founded in 2003 by Chris Klug, professional snowboarder, liver transplant recipient and Olympic Medalist, has spent the last eight years promoting organ donation and the health, wellbeing and happiness of donor candidates, recipients and their families. The Chris Klug Foundation is dedicated to educating and promoting organ donation in a fun and uplifting manner.
The Summit for Life fits that bill! Not only is it extremely physically challenging, it is great fun from start to finish. Aspen, home to Chris Klug and his family, with its fun-loving, and extremely supportive community, is just the place to host such an unusual fundraiser.
Grab your snowshoes, and climb the mountain for the Chris Klug Foundation. After recovering from climbing Aspen Mountain, and from enjoying Aspen and its residents it all of their glory, take the afternoon to look at homes, condos and investment properties in the Aspen and Snowmass Village area.
Come home to a community that will go out in the middle of a December night to show support for one of its own! Come home to Aspen/Snowmass Village.
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