Steve Rice and Dave Kummer are riding from Oregon to Maine for a special cause.
by Kathy Walsh, May 18, 2017

Two retirees will head out for a 60-day bicycle ride. They will cycle from coast to coast to raise money to fight a rare genetic disease. Their ride is a tribute to a Colorado family that endured more than its share of tragedy." Read the article and watch the video here.

Cyclists Set Out To Honor Slain Friend, Fight Deadly Disease
by Stephanie Mason, May 22, 2017

Steve Rice and Dave Kummer took off on their Coast to Coast for KATA charity bike ride on May 20, 2017. The ride is in honor of Rice and Kummer’s friend, Ken Atkinson, a doctor who was slain outside his Centennial home in April 2016. All proceeds go to Atkinson’s foundation supporting research for a rare genetic disorder, Fanconi Anemia.  Read the article here.

Running For Life
by Emily Krall, January, 2015

Two Greenville residents take on the New York City Marathon to raise critical awareness for Fanconi Anemia. Emily and Ryan Krall ran their first NYC Marathon in memory of their friends Taylor and Kendall Atkinson, who each passed away due to a rare blood disease called Fanconi Anemia. Throughout their training, the Kralls collected donations for research of the devastating illness. Read the article here.


Grant Awarded for Campus Connections Scholarships!
July 7, 2013

DENVER,CO - KATA awarded a $20,000 scholarship to the Marion Downs Hearing Center Foundation. Read the article...


Two lives taken too soon, Highlands Ranch Herald
October 30,2009

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - Highlands Ranch resident Allison Atkinson Adams and her sister Whitney, lost their two siblings to Fanconi Anemia and now the family dedicates themselves to spread awareness and raise funds to help find a cure. Read the article...

Camp Barnabas Cabin Built with KATA Funding
By Jeanne Atkinson, September 2008

DENVER - Camp Barnabas exists to provide life-changing opportunities to kids with special needs. A new Camp Barnabas cabin funded by KATA was dedicated in June, 2008. 

The cabin is handicap equipped and much larger than the old camp cabins.  The additional space allows for more camper bunks and provides for easy maneuvering of wheelchairs while also allowing room for necessary equipment such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators, suction machines, Old Cabin - New Camp Barnabas Cabin built by KATA Foundationand dehumidifiers.  There are toilets and showers inside the cabin and electrical wiring to support medical equipment and wheelchair chargers.  Air conditioning allows medically fragile kids to attend camp and keep their health at optimum.

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