Campfire Stories that Change Lives

Back in 2005, entertainer George Lopez had a successful kidney transplant that allowed him to continue enjoying his two passions: playing golf and giving back to those less fortunate.  In order to work towards an improved quality of life for those with  genetic kidney conditions such as his, Lopez created The Lopez Foundation in San Fernando, California.  Every year, the organization raises funds to send 125 underprivileged children with kidney disease to camp for a week, and over 25 deserving families to the Kidney Disease and Transplant Family Weekend at The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, where children with serious illnesses and their families are encouraged to learn about their conditions in order to lead rich, productive lives.

To unite his two passions, George created the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic, which is now preparing for its fifth year.  This year, they hope to raise at least $400,000 so they can continue to increase awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.  Contributions can be made by visiting and clicking on the Donate Heart or by contacting Linda Small at

Many thanks to Linda Small, US Director for The Lopez Foundation.

Linda Small

Want to know more about The Lopez Foundation?

Official Site


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