Buffs4Life Donations



Help Buffs4Life Help These Buffs!

Buffs4Life Foundation is a non-profit organization* whose sole purpose is to raise money for CU athletes and coaches and their families in need. We are BUFFS HELPING BUFFS! Please see our website, www.buffs4life.org or contact us today for further information who we are and what we do.

Please consider making a donation to the Buffs4Life General Fund, to the Kyle MacIntosh Memorial Fund or in the name of one of these Buffs and their families who we are currently assisting.**  

Dave Hestera-Football

Dave Hestera, a Pomona High and Colorado Football great at the tight end position, is suffering from Parkinson's and degenerative joint disease in his lower spine.  He is seeking our help with expenses related to a stem cell treatment in AZ which is not covered by insurance.  

Ben Frei

The 2017 Kyle MacIntosh "Attitude is Everything" recipient for the Buffs4Life Fun Run is former Ralphie Handler and long time Ralphie Program Director, Ben Frei. Ben was recently diagnosed with Ataxia, a neurological disease impacting his ability to control movement and balance. Buffs4Life is partnering with Ben to raise funds for the National Ataxia Foundation (www.ataxia.org) and help in their efforts to fund a clinical trial of a breakthrough drug that slows the progression of the disease. 

Rashaan Salaam-Football

Buffs4Life is greatly saddened at the passing of a great Buffalo, Rashaan Salaam, CU's only Heisman Trophy winner. Buffs4Life is currently accepting donations to help the family offset burial and other associated expenses. 

Chancellor Lee Adams

Buffs4Life first became involved with the life of Chancellor Lee Adams in 2013 when HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel first aired a segment on "Lee", the son of the CU football alum Rae Carruth and the late Cherica Adams. 

Adams was eight months pregnant when she was tragically gunned down, an act ordered by her then boyfriend Rae Carruth.  Lee was brought into the world and now almost seventeen years later, Lee continues to battle the cerebral palsy that has left him crippled. Despite the setbacks along the way, Lee has preserved mainly due to the loving care of his grandmother, Saundra and also in due in part, to the support of Jon Embree and the Buffs4Life family.

Buffs4Life would like to continue to help Lee and Saundra on this amazing journey by raising funds to assist Saundra build an addition to her home so that some day Lee will be able to live independently.  

Fred Franzblau-Football

Fred was a part of the CU Football team in the early years of the McCartney era.  Unfortunately Fred suffered from a neurological disorder,  but remained a constant fixture around the team.   He is permanently disabled and his mother has cared for him in the 30 plus years since first being diagnosed.  Now Fred's condition has deteriorated to the point that his mother has not been able to care for him and had to put him in a rehab facility in hopes of recovering some of his function. Please help us help Fred and his mother pay for his care.


*Buffs 4 Life is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization.  For more information, please visit www.buffs4life.orgTax ID #20-8580617

**You will be able to choose at the bottom of the "Make a Donation" page which fund or former athlete you would like to help.





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