Cheryl Preheim, right, presents Jennifer Regan with the award for Achievement in Personal Growth at the 2016 Shining Stars Celebration.
SUN Foundation is a supporting organization for Developmental Pathways and is dedicated to “Serving Unmet Needs” in our community for people with developmental disabilities/delays. With a roaring 20’s theme, SUN Foundation’s highly anticipated 2017 fundraising event on Sept. 16 will celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of people with developmental disabilities/delays and their families. Nine-time Emmy award winner Cheryl Preheim will serve as the talented Mistress of Ceremonies; esteemed guests include The Arc of Colorado’s Executive Director Marijo Rymer, Former Colorado First Lady Frances Owens, and Congressman Mike Coffman.
This year’s fundraising focus will be on respite for caregivers. Respite is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to primary caregivers of people with developmental disabilities. Often, specialized respite care can cost hundreds of dollars per month, and many families must pay for these out-of-pocket expenses with no other support. Respite provides caregivers needed breaks in order to maintain their own health and wellness, run errands, rest, or manage an emergency. Respite can take place for a few hours during the day or evening, a weekend, or a week-long camp.
The goal of the event is to celebrate the achievements of people with developmental disabilities/delays and their families and raise philanthropic support to ensure that caregivers have the opportunity to recharge, so the whole family is strengthened as a result.
Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. Please visit suncolo.org/events.
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