The check presentation amount was actually $25,000.
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON
For the second year in a row, Cherry Creek High School (CCHS) has raised funds during its “Power Week” that have gone exclusively to Bags of Fun supporting the Gabby Krause Foundation. The daily and nightly events, run by Cherry Creek High School’s Student Senate, were varied including Bucket Ball, Brain Bowl, Mr. Creek, and a talent show. The week culminated with a pep assembly and check presentation of $25,000. Community support came from Rojo’s Hotpot, Slices Pizza and Glacier Ice Cream.
The Bags of Fun winners were 23-year-old Molly Nash, who graduated from Cherry Creek High School and 13-year-old Marcus Dallas. Molly has a bone marrow disease – Fanconi Anemia (FA) and loves theater, dance and riding horses. Marcus was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and has rotation plasty. He loves RC cars, music and video games.
Gabby Krause was an extraordinary 6-year-old who died in September 2004 after a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer. Gabby, who sang and danced her way through chemotherapy, loved purple, swimming finding the silly in everything and slurpees. In her spirit – Bags of Fun was started. Her original Bag of Fun kept her busy and happy during the long hospital visits and it was her wish that every child could have his or her own Bag of Fun. The journey and Gabby’s wish has been perpetuated by instigating the power of play and happiness instead of painful thoughts of illness and dying in the hearts and minds of families. The program brings joy and touches the lives of many children across Colorado.
Bags of Fun winners Molly Nash and Marcus Dallas with the CCHS Bruin mascot.
CCHS Student Senate who ran the week’s events.
The Bags of Fun frog with CCHS teacher Carl Mimmack.
Dananne Soloman, Kirkland Simonton, Tom Briggs, Keli Kinsella, Kelly Moran and Wendy Zurcher.
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