About Limb Preservation Foundation

The mission of The Limb Preservation Foundation is to support the prevention and treatment of limb-threatening conditions.

The goal of The Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals facing limb-threatening conditions due to trauma, tumor, or infection through research, patient assistance, and educational programs.

WHAT WE DO

We Are Passionate About Our Mission

Our passion for finding new treatments for limb-threatening conditions and for supporting patients who have been diagnosed with a condition that could lead to limb loss is supported by the key activities of the foundation.

Provides Education On Limb Threatening Conditions

When diagnosed with a disease that can lead to limb loss it is natural to want to find out everything you can about the disease. The Limb Preservation Foundation is the leading resource for information about these conditions, including diagnosis and treatment approaches.

Funds Research Focused On Treatments

The Foundation identifies and funds research focused on reducing unnecessary amputation and loss of life due to trauma or disease. The investment today in this research may lead to new treatment options for patients faced with an extremity at risk.

Assists Patients With Financial Challenges 

Being diagnosed with a limb-threatening problem is a stressful situation. Often patients and families experience the added stress of financial difficulties while going through treatment.  The patient assistance programs established by the Limb Preservation Foundation have helped hundreds of patients, assisting with expenses such as rent, travel, utilities, and food, attempting to minimize some of the impacts of the diagnosis.

LEADERSHIP

The Limb Preservation Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of philanthropists, medical professionals, and business and community leaders.

Through strong fiscal management, strategic direction, and networking, the board works tirelessly to help people experiencing limb-threatening conditions due to infection, trauma, or cancer live their best life possible.

PRESIDENT

Melissa Whitmer
KeyBank

VICE PRESIDENT

Rick Allen
S&P Global

SECRETARY/
TREASURER

Dean Elliot
Allosource

FOUNDER

Ross Wilkins, M.D.
AlloSource

MEMBERS

William Brown, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Clinic,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Rob Davidson 
Rob Davidson Watercolors

Nicole Ehrhart, V.M.D.
Colorado State University
Flint Animal Cancer Center

Bill Ferguson
Basic Food Group

Larry Fine
Fine & Associates

MEMBERS

Cindy Kelly, M.D.
OrthoOne,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Kacey Johnson
Community Leader

David Schnur, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Clinic,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Jon Schutz
Community Leader

Tom Tucker
Warehouse Liquor Mart

ADVISORY BOARD

Robert Bruhn

Tom Cycyota

Kyle Fink, MD

Jim Martin

Jenna McMullin

Stephen Withrow, DVM

MEMBER IN MEMORIAM

Tom Arganese, M.D.

STAFF

Marcy Rubic
Marcy RubicExecutive Director
Sarah Svendahl
Sarah SvendahlData and Administrative Manager
Kahri Nestingen
Kahri NestingenMarketing and Development Specialist

SKY HIGH HOPE CAMP

Sky High Hope Camp is a program of the Limb Preservation Foundation. Sky High Hope Camp provides a one-week, genuine, summer camp experience for children and teens with current or past pediatric cancer and/or limb loss/limb-threatening conditions due to tumor, trauma, or infection.  Campers range in age from 8-18 and the cost to attend is free-of-charge to families. Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 session of Sky High Hope Camp has been cancelled. To learn more about Sky High Hope Camp, please visit their website Sky High Hope Camp.

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