Past Sponsored Events
In December 2022, NKR-sponsored athlete Matt Cavanaugh successfully completed the Racing the Planet Grand Slam, becoming the first living kidney donor to complete the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series in a single year, covering 1,000 kilometers over grueling courses in Namibia, Georgia, Chile and Antarctica.
NKR-sponsored athlete Dave Ashley successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest in the early hours of Friday, May 13, 2022, the final peak in his 1 Kidney 7 Summits challenge. Dave started the 7 Summits challenge in June 2021 with a successful summit of Denali in Alaska, and through the remainder of 2021 and early 2022 summited Elbrus in Russia, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Vinson in Antarctica, Aconcagua in Argentina, and Mount Kosciuszko in Australia.
To promote the gift of life through living donation, 20 kidney donors from all across the country represented Kidney Donor Athletes (KDA) in the One Kidney Climb, a summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on World Kidney Day (March 10, 2022).