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Fleurish – Global Down Syndrome Be Beautiful, Be Yourself a mega-hit

Fleurish – Global Down Syndrome Be Beautiful, Be Yourself a mega-hit

By Glory Weisberg Research into Down syndrome is the least federal government-funded genetic condition. But thanks to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, that gap is poised to shrink and at the foundation’s Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show, Foundation Founder Michelle Sie Whitten announced that the National Institutes of Health is now giving $5 million […]

Cocktails for a Cause focuses on Families First

Cocktails for a Cause focuses on Families First

Rene Harding’s Cocktails for a Cause holds fundraisers at the University of Denver’s Cable Center quarterly and last week an overflow throng of women walked to the door, depositing items on Families First’s requested items. “The gifts you bring tonight will be in the hands of those who need them tomorrow,” Harding said. That holds […]

Change endorsed by Women’s Foundation at popular luncheon featuring Shiza Shahid

Change endorsed by Women’s Foundation at popular luncheon featuring Shiza Shahid

By Glory Weisberg The Women’s Foundation of Colorado Luncheon attracted 1,500 people and they were riveted to their seats when Shiza Shahid began her address. Shahid, now 25 years old, was born in Pakistan and is co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund, named for Malala Yousafzai, the young woman who was shot by […]

Inspiration visible for invisible disabilities

Inspiration visible for invisible disabilities

Honorees share emotional stories of their own or lives of loved ones By Scottie Taylor Iverson “It’s Not A Laughing Matter” was the theme of Invisible Disabilities Association’s Awards Gala. But, laughter and humor can often be the best medicine for those afflicted. After a silent auction and cocktail reception, IDA honored nine heroes championing […]

Advocates Red Wagon Ball a touching, financial gold mine

Advocates Red Wagon Ball a touching, financial gold mine

By Glory Weisberg Advocates for Children is an 18th Judicial District-wide nonprofit providing about 300 Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASAs, a year to represent almost 800 child victims of abuse and/or neglect. They are known for their Red Wagon Ball, held this year at the DTC Marriott. Peggy Rudden is executive director and her leadership […]

Adam’s Camp founder Karel Horney steps down as executive director

Adam’s Camp founder Karel Horney steps down as executive director

Building Potentials is the theme for the Adam’s Camp Celebratory Dinner, Nov. 16, at Glenmoor Country Club. Karel and Bob Horney started Adam’s Camp in 1985 when their son, Adam, was about to start school but needed to use a wheelchair, due to his special needs. Adam had the potential to walk, he just wasn’t […]

Inter-Faith Community Services holiday programs need your help

Inter-Faith Community Services holiday programs need your help

Submitted by IFCS Each year, Inter-Faith Community Services provides two different holiday programs to help neighbors in need. These programs help bring joy and comfort during a stressful time of year. Without them, hundreds of seniors and families would feel further despair and sink further into poverty. Simply put, IFCS works to stop the unyielding […]

Bike MS shatters fundraising record

Bike MS shatters fundraising record

Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society surpasses $4 million The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society’s Newmont Bike MS, presented by Point B set a fundraising record this year, raising more than $4 million.  The two-day, 150-mile ride took place June 28 – 29.  The funds raised support Chapter programs and resources that help more than 100,000 […]

Women’s Development Association’s Fashion Passion IV benefits women and children in Pakistan

Women’s Development Association’s Fashion Passion IV benefits women and children in Pakistan

Josna Azim travels from Pakistan to deliver keynote address Women’s Development Association’s Fashion Passion IV benefits women and children in Pakistan It was a full day when Women’s Development Association staged its fourth annual Fashion Passion that included the Hoopla Bazaar for beautiful and unique holiday gifts, Brad Bergford at the piano, a serenade by […]

Perry & Co. sponsors Fall Coat Drive in support of The Action Center

Perry & Co. sponsors Fall Coat Drive in support of The Action Center

Perry & Co. is sponsoring a coat drive from Oct. 23 – Nov. 3 in support of The Action Center.  A Jefferson County human-service nonprofit since 1968, The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency through intervention, prevention and connection program areas.  Annually they […]

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