Paige and John Elway
Paige and John Elway headed up the official 2015 Carousel Ball Kickoff held at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in the Anschutz Medical Center Children’s Hospital Aurora campus.
Dana Davis and Shane Hendryson are chairing the ball itself. Davis’s parents are Barbara Davis and the late Marvin Davis. Davis is planning to fly in from California for the ball, Oct. 2. Davis is Honorary chairman. Daughter Nancy Davis Rikel and Ken Rickel are honorary co-chairs.
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year. Davis was diagnosed with the illness after Halloween trick or treating when she was a child.
Ongoing research is hoping to prevent diabetes, Dr. Marian Rewers told kickoff supporters. CDF, as it’s commonly known, “is dedicated to preventing, treating and curing diabetes, providing clinical and educational programs for children and adults.” This ball would be a wonderful way to support the Barbara Davis Center.
The Elways will be honored with the High Hopes Tribute Award for their local support of not just CDF but also to other humanitarian and philanthropic efforts as well.
Dr. Marian Rewers, Dr. Peter Chase and Charles and Christine FosterPhotos by Glory Weisberg
As you all know, John Elway is known as an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and now the Denver Broncos GM and EVP of football operations.
The ball got off to a rousing start with bids on two front row seats to the May 31 Neil Diamond concert held here in Denver. Those tickets sold for $1,100.
Fascinating details on the Barbara Davis Center are available and well worth obtaining at www.childrensdiabetes
foundation.org or 303-863-1200.
Among the numerous dinner committee chairs are Deidre and Shawn Hunter, whose son has been a CDF patient for years and now siblings have also been diagnosed with diabetes as well; live auctioneer and former Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale, Gina and Fadi Abou-Jaoude, Diane Huttner, Judy and Charlie McNeil, Carol and Larry Mizel, Lone Tree City Council member Susan Squyer and Paul Squyer, Drs. Robin and Robert Slover, Cathy and Peter Culshaw, Rollie Jordan, Drs. Georgeanna and William Klingensmith, Andrea and Alan Fey, and Stephen Edmonds.
Dana Davis and Jacquie Palisi
Start a Team for The Longest Day
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and raising Alzheimer’s awareness is as easy as wearing purple or starting a team for The Longest Day on June 21. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers.
Start or join a team today at www.alz.org/tld.
The Denver Memories in the Making Art Auction is June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Denver Broncos Field House at Dove Valley. For this info visit Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado visit alz.org/co or phone 1-800-272-3900.
Many young children are out for summer vacation and getting special time with their parents and other loved ones who are taking advantage of this availability. Not only signed up for sports, they are also turning up at other places, some that don’t usually attract elementary or even pre-school children.
Before heading to a local spa or hair or manicure/pedicure treats, the adults with them should explain how to act in these places.
This came to mind for one woman who was in such a spot with a young girl who was getting a would-be fun experience but was continuing to ask the salon staff person to keep redoing her wet nails she’d smeared, forcing the staffer to keep applying the color as other customers began waiting longer and longer for their own appointments.
Bottom line: Before heading out, explain in detail what will be done for him/her and how to carefully keep an application from being damaged. Some kids are scared of having that all too well recorded first haircut, thinking that strangers wielding sharp scissors could hurt them and also worried that the hair itself would cause pain when cut.
Another situation occurred at a local playground with an adult who allowed their young child or an adult in their care to bully others repeatedly without reprimand or warning nicely not to behave this way.
Here again, there’s the Golden Rule that adults should consider: treat others, regardless of age, the way you’d want to be treated and talk to your young charge about this basic etiquette. If a youngster is doing something harmful to him/herself or others even with an adult there, call 911. But for lesser problems, adults should not allow a child at a restaurant or store to scream or misbehave again and again. Adults, this is flat out rude and many readers say they want this column to address this, saying they are hot and angry about this. Keep quiet toys such as art materials or children’s books in a nanny bag.
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