The event, held at the Sheraton in downtown Denver, buzzed with energy during a pre-ceremony cocktail hour set in a modern-chic “bistro” style environment where business leaders and community members mingled with special guests such as Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Major General Michael Edwards, District Director Morris Price of the U.S. House of Representatives, several state elected officials and Consul General of Canada Marcy Grossman.
Event hosts Reggie Rivers and Glo Neal revved up the energy, launching an awards ceremony that left nary a dry eye in the room after the audience heard the inspiring stories of five local heroes:
1. Recovery Hero Beth Brotherton:
2. Community Hero Ranya Kelly:
3. Miltary Hero Neah Howard:
4. Youth Hero Mikayla Brown:
5. Family Hero the Garza Family:
The event, which is the Mile High Chapter’s largest single fundraiser of the year, raised nearly $400,000 – including more than $90,000 in financial pledges from attendees during a live paddle-raiser. All proceeds will support the lifesaving work of the Red Cross in Colorado, including responding to disasters, teaching preparedness and lifesaving skills like CPR, assisting military families and supporting international Red Cross services and programs.
Tisha and Brian Schuller chaired the successful event, with help from a dynamic event committee and support from these generous sponsors.
View event photos here and on our Flickr page.