With a shared vision for honoring and preserving the legacies of U.S. military veterans, The Denver Hospice and FOX31 are proud to announce a new community partnership focused on sharing information and resources to better serve and support Colorado’s 400,000 military veterans.
As part of this collaborative effort, The Denver Hospice has been invited to join the FOX31 Serving Those Who Serve advisory committee. FOX31 has signed on as an exclusive media partner for The Denver Hospice’s 2018 signature fundraising event, Heroes & Halos: A Tribute to Veterans.
Taking place June 9, 2018, the event honors military veterans and their families, features military ceremonies and a keynote address by pro football great, motivational speaker and father of Peyton and Eli, Archie Manning. The evening’s emcee will be FOX31’s own Dan Daru.
From WWII to Vietnam, Daru’s family has a rich military history, including:
- His mother, who was a riveter during WWII
- Four uncles who served in Europe and the Pacific during WWII
- Two brothers who served in Vietnam, who both made it home alive
Additional event information, including tickets and sponsorship details are available here.
FOX31’s ‘Serving Those Who Serve’ community initiative brings together organizations that support veterans, active duty military and their families to collaborate, share resources and fortify the support system available to Colorado’s military community. FOX31 recognizes the vital support The Denver Hospice provides for the considerable number of U.S. military veteran patients and families in their care.
Proceeds from Heroes & Halos: A Tribute to Veterans will support military veterans and Colorado families in need of support as they navigate the end of life journey. Nearly one-third of the patients at The Denver Hospice are military veterans with unique needs as they face end of life. Accordingly, The Denver Hospice:
- Provides specialized training for all staff and volunteers
- Helps veterans access all the military benefits to which they are entitled
- Ensures patients have received and been awarded all of their medals and accolades
- Offers the Veterans Helping Veterans volunteer program
The Denver Hospice is proud to join the list of respected organizations on the FOX31 advisory board that also provide valuable support for military veterans and families.
The Denver Hospice seeks to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion and expertise.