Chris Klug Foundation’s 11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life

The Chris Klug Foundation’s 11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life presented by Astellas, is taking place December 2 & 3rd in Aspen, CO! This event raises awareness about lifesaving organ & tissue donation, while celebrating second chances and quality of life. It is an event that we believe in for those in need of life saving organ transplant. Participation and donations will help the 119,000 people currently waiting a lifesaving organ transplant today. 22 people die daily due to the lack of available organs for transplant and just one donor can save the lives of eight people.

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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, Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell, Aspen Square, The Aspen Times, Aspen Sojourner, Aspen Club and Spa, ink! Coffee, Mountain Aviation, Social Light, University of Colorado Hospital, Kahtoola, The Anschutz Foundation, Paradise Bakery, Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, Aspen Valley Hospital, Deep River Snacks.


Wine and Dine for Life: December 2nd

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 Aspen Cooking School complete with spectacular wine pairings from Failla, specialty cocktails from Spring 44 vodka, music by DJ Dylan, and favors from Backcountry Brownies.Tickets available at

Party for Life: December 2nd

Start the action-packed winter weekend with Party for Life, featuring drink specials from Spring 44 Vodka and live music by DJ Dylan. This year’s event features an exciting “Chopped”-style chefs’ cook-off competition for the first time. Party for Life is hosted at the Aspen Cooking School and is open to the public.

Yoga at LuluLemon: December 3rd

Begin the Summit for Life race day with a yoga session at 9:30am at LuluLemon Aspen with Shakti Shala. Classes are available for a donation and all proceeds will benefit Summit for Life!

11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life Uphill: December 3rd

5 pm Recreational Start & 6 pm Competitive Start

$50 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 3rd

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 3rd

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.

Registration has sold out the past four 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 gift cards, snacks, gifts, and more! To donate to the cause or learn more about the 11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life Weekend visit: or contact [email protected] .

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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