FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          9th ANNUAL ASPEN SUMMIT FOR LIFE

December 5 - 6, 2014
Benefiting the Chris Klug Foundation

Aspen, CO. November 25, 2014 – We are just one week away from the Chris Klug Foundation’s 9th Annual Aspen Summit for Life presented by Astellas, taking place December 5 & 6 in Aspen, CO! This event raises awareness about lifesaving organ & tissue donation, while celebrating second chances and quality of life. Registration has sold out the past three years, so register today and start fundraising for this great cause. Each participant who raises the $100 minimum will receive a racer bag that includes Kahtoola Nanospikes, a Marmot T shirt, and more! Participation and donations will help the 123,000 people currently waiting a lifesaving organ transplant today. 18 people die daily due to the lack of available organs for transplant and just one donor can save the lives of eight people.
To donate to the cause or learn more about the 9th Annual Aspen Summit for Life Weekend visit: or contact
Aspen Summit for Life and its supporters enable the Chris Klug Foundation to focus on the mission of promoting life-saving organ & tissue donation, and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation. Summit for Life Partners include: Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Kahtoola, Marmot, Aspen Square Hotel, Aspen Sojourner, The Anschutz Foundation, Elite Island Resorts, The Aspen Times, Aspen Public Radio, and Aspen Snowmass.


Wine and Dine for Life: December 5th
Aspen Summit for Life weekend begins with a fundraising dinner benefiting the Chris Klug Foundation. Join us for an intimate dinner with Chris Klug and friends at the historic Hotel Jerome complete with spectacular wine pairings from Failla, specialty cocktails from Spring 44 vodka, music by dj mayfly, and favors from Aspen Fine Chocolates. Tickets available at

Party for Life: December 5th
Start the action-packed winter weekend with Party for Life, featuring drink specials from Spring 44 Vodka, live music by dj mayfly, and the famous Summit for Life ice luge. Party for Life is hosted at the Hotel Jerome Library and is open to the public for a nominal donation to CKF.

Yoga for Life: December 6th
The Sundeck is proud to introduce Ajax Asana.  In conjunction with Shakti Shala, the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain will host yoga for skiers and riders throughout the 2014-2015 Winter Season.  Classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 AM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The $5 fee goes towards providing quality yoga instructors and mats. To kick-off the Winter Season, the Sundeck will join forces with the Chris Klug Foundation’s Summit for Life by donating all proceeds from yoga to the cause. 

9th Annual Aspen Summit for Life Uphill: December 6th
5 pm Recreational Start & 6 pm Competitive Start
$45 Registration fee & $100 minimum fundraising commitment
In this exciting event, contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top! Racers climb 3,267 vertical feet over 2.5 miles at night. All participants receive a racer bag valued at over $100 and top racers and fundraisers will receive great prizes! The post-race party at the summit will include dinner by The Little Nell, live music, and awards for top fundraisers and racers presented by liver recipient and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Chris Klug.

Ride for Life: December 6th
Skip the uphill hike and ride the Silver Queen Gondola straight to the summit! Enjoy dinner prepared by The Little Nell, live music, awards, and most importantly, cheer on the racers while standing next to the bonfire as they come across the finish line! 

Snowed In: December 6th
Those who want to support the event but are unable to attend can opt to be “Snowed In” and still show support by sponsoring a participant or making a general donation.

The Chris Klug Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ & tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation.

Learn more about the foundation at

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Contact: Kaitlin McDonald



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