Established in 2013, The Swing Easy Hit Hard Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit fundraising organization whose mission is to increase organ donation awareness and support for patients and families affected by organ donation and transplantation. Our Tax ID Number is 45-4656039.
In September 2009, at the age of 37, Kirk Franz was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) and bile duct cancer. Kirk received a liver transplant on May 20, 2010 and had two more abdominal surgeries over the next two weeks to minimize the chances of cancer returning.
Kirk has fully recovered and he and his wife, Shannon, serve on the Emory Transplant Center's Patient & Family Advisory Committee and are liver transplant mentors for the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
The Swing Easy Hit Hard Charity Golf Scramble was established in 2010, initially as a fundraiser to cover medical expenses through Kirk's Georgia Transplant Foundation Account. The Charity Golf Scramble is held every year in late April and has raised over $65,000 to support other organ transplant patients and their families through the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
Our 2017 event raised over $15,000!
We need golfers, volunteers, donations and sponsors for our next event on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Please sign up to receive information about our 2018 event!
Your donations will enable us to support Georgia organ transplant patients and their families through the Georgia Transplant Foundation