Life stops when a family is faced with the serious illness of a child.
However, the financial obligations don’t stop, expenses mount as the child requires treatments and care. But, thanks to the generous support of nearly 300 people, hope exists.
On Feb. 9, those individuals gathered to raise $470,000 at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation’s annual Kaleidoscope Gala to support of these children and their families. Kaleidoscope is the signature fundraiser for the foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for families, sick children and infants throughout our communities by providing support when and how they need it most.
Between the festivities, guests were treated to an exquisite menu crafted by Frank Bonanno, one of Denver’s favorite chefs. The meal included five courses, each specially paired with a fine wine.
Special guests included Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, and a few of the thousands of children who were positively impacted by the foundation during its ten-year history.
Kaleidoscope 2019 is the most successful event to date. Since the event’s inception, it has raised more than $2.6 million for the foundation and its four programs: Mothers’ Milk Bank, Patient and Family Assistance, The Stink Bug Project, and the Best Start Program.
“We are thrilled with the terrific response of our sponsors and guests,” said Luanne Williams, executive director of the foundation. “Without their dedication and support, we could not serve the thousands of families who look to us every year to provide direct assistance during some of their most difficult times.”
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