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170+ Rotarians and participants enjoyed a nice stroll from the DTC Marriott to George Wallace Park to support eradicating polio in the END POLIO NOW Walk on September 6, 2019. Twelve Denver Southeast Rotary Club members volunteered and served on safety patrol and provided refreshments for the event. Rotary’s mission to eradicate Polio started in 1979 and 30 years of service to this mission has resulted in 2.5 billion children being vaccinated in 122 countries and a reduction in cases of polio by 99.9%.
Emmy-winning TV host and author Mario Lopez will join headliner Reba McEntire at The Carousel Ball in Denver on Saturday, October 19. Lisa and Tom Corley will be presented with the High Hopes Tribute Award and Dr. Richard Abrams will be presented with the Founders Award. Proceeds from the 33rd ball will benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, fighting every day to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
On that Chamber of Commerce perfect day in Denver’s City Park, the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s attracted over 12,000 and raised close to $1,050,000 already. Donations are still being received and will continue to count until the end of 2019. For further information: Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter – 720-699-9286 or alz.org/co.
While most college students took a break from the books over the summer, Bo Garfinkel, of Greenwood Village, spent eight weeks interning for the House of Ruth Maryland, a nonprofit in Baltimore that provides legal aid to victims of domestic violence.
Currently attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., Garfinkel was one of 121 students selected for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s (SHECP) 2019 Internship Program. Students accepted for the program live and work with fellow interns in impoverished communities across the country. Beyond providing valuable support to their assigned agencies, SHECP interns gain a greater understanding of the root causes and consequences of poverty in a wide range of disciplines.
“The SHECP internship was a unique opportunity to pursue my passion for justice at the intersection of poverty, while also getting experience in the legal field,” said Garfinkel.
Garfinkel is a 2018 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. Garfinkel is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in politics, sociology and anthropology, and expects to graduate in 2022.
To learn more about SHECP and its internship program, visit shepherdconsortium.org.
CONTRIBUTED BY WINGS OF HOPE
The incredible story of Jeremy Poincenot, a legally blind golf champion, will be the centerpiece of the next benefit for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Poincenot will deliver his inspirational keynote address at An Evening of Hope, Saturday, Sept. 28, at Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Glenmoor Drive, in Cherry Hills Village. The fundraiser will include a cocktail reception, an auction and an opportunity to meet the speaker.
A decade ago, Poincenot, now 29, was diagnosed with the little known Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy. Although the severe loss of his central vision came quickly, it did not slow down his golf game. He would soon win seven national championships, the Australian Blind Open and two World Blind Championships.
An Evening of Hope will support ongoing and critical research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center into treatments and earlier diagnoses for pancreatic cancer.
“With pancreatic cancer being the least funded when it comes to research, events such as An Evening of Hope become all the more important,” said Maureen Shul, founder of Wings of Hope. “Every dollar raised goes directly toward pancreatic cancer research at the CU Cancer Center. Jeremy’s story of turning a life-altering trauma into an incredible triumph will inspire and resonate with all who hear him.”
Since its beginnings in 2012, Colorado’s Wings of Hope has raised more than $700,000, said Shul, who was driven by her own grief to launch the nonprofit organization.
“After losing my brother and mother to pancreatic cancer within months of one another, I founded Wings of Hope to find purpose and give meaning to all that was lost,” said Shul, the founding mayor of Castle Pines. “The decision to begin Wings of Hope was entirely grief driven and changed the trajectory of my life. With no early diagnostic methods, effective treatments or cure, the need for aggressive research is of critical importance.”
This year, more than 55,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, though little more than 10,000 will survive.
For ticket and sponsorship information for An Evening of Hope, visit wingsofhope
CONTRIBUTED BY JCC DENVER
The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) announced that Gary Levine will be presented with the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award at the JCC Annual Celebration in October. Brooke Stern and Cassie Weinstock will receive the Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award. The JCC Annual Celebration will be held on October 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver.
“We are thrilled to honor Gary with the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award, along with Brooke and Cassie with the Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award at our upcoming Annual Celebration,” said Lara Knuettel, chief executive officer of the JCC Denver. “All three individuals have gone above and beyond to ensure a successful future for the JCC and Ranch Camp for generations to come.”
Gary has been a longtime leader and supporter of the JCC Denver. Brooke and Cassie have recently helped create the Ranch Camp Leadership Council which will help ensure the vibrant future of the JCC Ranch Camp. Ranch Camp has been integral in shaping the lives of hundreds of youth and they are both extremely excited to translate their passion for Ranch Camp into resources to ensure its future.”
In 2016, the JCC’s Hineni Award was renamed the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award in honor of Bob Loup and his dedication to philanthropy and volunteerism. The Hebrew word hineni translates to “Here I am – Here I stand.” The award acknowledges local, communal leaders whose interests and support span an array of important agencies, recognizing those whose philanthropy and volunteerism has a local, regional and often global impact.
Past recipients of the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award include Joyce Zeff (2011), Eddie Robinson and Dick Robinson (2012), Jordon Perlmutter (2015), Gary Wagner (2017), Michael Staenberg and the Staenberg Family Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, The Mizel Family Foundations, the Sturm Family, and more than 30 additional donors (2018).
The Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award acknowledges volunteers who are dedicated leaders within the JCC Denver community. The award was named after two-time JCC Board President and long-time JCC board member, Jerry Gray, who spent nearly his entire adult life actively involved in Jewish life as a JCC community leader. The award was first presented to the past presidents of the JCC for their 90+ years of service in 2014, and to former chair and board member, Gary Wagner, in 2018.
The JCC Annual Celebration will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver located at 1750 Welton Street in downtown Denver from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at https://www.jccdenver.org/celebrate/.
CONTRIBUTED BY THE SALVATION ARMY CENTENNIAL
Located at 3900 E. Arapahoe Rd in Centennial, The Salvation Army Centennial Corps offers many community programs to the long list of zip codes that they serve. You are likely familiar with the image of the Bell Ringers that appear near the holidays, gathering donations to fund The Salvation Army services throughout the year; BUT did you know that The Salvation Army also offers several programs designed to serve the children in these communities?
Programs like our After-School Program, Troops Program, and FREE Music Instruction Programs help The Salvation Army in working toward our mission of “Doing the Most Good” in the neighborhoods where we operate. Our goal with these programs is to offer children in the community a safe environment where they can be engaged in learning and enrichment activities, while making new friends, and acquiring citizenship skills that will aid them in becoming active, caring members of their communities in the future. This Summer we had an exciting and successful Summer Day Camp Program and Vacation Bible School week that included upwards of 20 community child participants!
The Centennial Corps is currently accepting enrollments for our After-School Program. You may contact Stefanie Rauen; Program Director at (303) 779-9662 or email@example.com for more information or stop by to meet with a staff member and pick up a flyer or registration packet Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Aug. 19th-May 22nd after school-6pm daily: We currently offer pickup transportation from four Littleton Public Elementary Schools including, Highland, Franklin, Mark Twain, and Sandburg Elementary school.
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