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Chris Klug Foundation gears up for April

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The Chris Klug Foundation announced Friday that it will host a number of events throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and across the nation for April Donate Life Month.

Among the events is the foundation's fourth annual Ski Day at Buckhorn Cabin on Aspen Mountain, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8.

Local musician Brad Manosevitz will perform, and the event will include games and a barbecue.

"The barbecue at Buckhorn Cabin is the perfect way to bring the community together in celebration of Donate Life Month," said the foundation's executive director, Lauren Pierce, in a statement. "It gives the foundation the opportunity to discuss the importance of being a registered organ donor all while skiing and riding on what should be a nice spring day."

The goal of the Chris Klug Foundatoin is to educate and register people to become organ donors and inspire those touched by transplantation.

The foundation also will host awareness campaigns in numerous high schools, clubs, drivers education conferences and hospitals.

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The Chris Klug Foundation's goal is to register 500 people as organ donors in April. The nonprofit also has set a goal to collect 22,000 hash tags with the #In1Word Campaign to help others to realize that 22 people die each day because of the lack of organs available for transplant.

To donate to the cause and learn more about the Chris Klug Foundation, visit http://www.chrisklugfoundation.org. To learn more about the Donate Life Month Campaign, go to http://www.in1word.org