Goal Increase

The fundraising goal has recently been updated per a conversation between Adam’s family and Rick Lofgren, COTA President & CEO. This letter below from Rick explains the recent change:

Greetings from COTA!

I want to congratulate the COTA for Adam K volunteer team for raising funds for the campaign in honor of Adam.

When I set the campaign fundraising goals with all of our families, I try to do so knowing that we want to raise funds for several years, and knowing that many volunteer teams have had more challenges during the pandemic and fundraising these days happens very differently than in the past. 

For example, most of our patients will have $5,000 to $10,000 in annual co-payments, deductibles, and medications, as well as $5,000 or more of additional costs for clinic visits and a similar amount for travel to the transplant center. This could mean $15,000 to $20,000 for these costs alone for any patient in two years after transplant. Due to the medical situation facing Adam with his second transplant, this is a much larger than typical patient expense.

I spoke with Julie this week and suggested that we raise the goal to better reflect what I believe is the true long-term expense that a patient will incur in the future. Because of this, I have raised the goal for the COTA for Adam K campaign from $60,000 to $100,000 to reflect what I believe will be actual costs going forward.

Please know there are many factors in this and that I bear the responsibility of justifying this to anyone who asks and am happy to do this as I believe that it is the right thing to do given Adam’s health status.

Adam Kurth

Scottsdale, AZ

Transplant Type: BMT/Stem Cell

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $100,000.00

Raised: $64,905 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 250 contributors