For Immediate Release

November 8, 2017

Keynote Address by Archie Manning; Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

DENVER – November 8, 2017 – Nearly one-third of patients served by The Denver Hospice are U.S. military veterans. To highlight the contributions of all service men and women, The Denver Hospice has announced its 2018 signature fundraising event, Heroes and Haloes: A Tribute to Veterans. The new event is expected to draw more than 300 attendees on June 9, 2018 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, and will feature Archie Manning, former NFL player and son of a military veteran, as the keynote speaker.

The announcement comes in advance of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), as The Denver Hospice is commemorating National Hospice and Palliative Care month with its CareGiving 2017 campaign. The six-week campaign is focused on raising awareness and funding to support the critical services The Denver Hospice offers across the nine-county Denver metro area, including a variety of services for military veterans and their families.

In addition to Archie Manning delivering the keynote address, the event will include military ceremonies, live music and a formal dinner. Manning’s remarks will drive home the significance of how leadership and teamwork can bring success in individuals’ personal and professional lives. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at

“Approximately 30 percent of our patients are military veterans, and with Heroes and Halos: A Tribute to Veterans, we will further our commitment to solidifying their legacy and honoring their sacrifices,” said Melinda Egging, current president of The Denver Hospice. “In addition to our specialized hospice and palliative care services designed to serve the needs of military veterans, this event is part of The Denver Hospice’s promise that veterans will not be forgotten– their military careers will be honored, and their stories will be told and preserved.”

The Denver Hospice was the first Denver-area hospice to achieve the highest level of accreditation from We Honor Veterans campaign, a joint program of the Veterans Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The Denver Hospice provides specialized support for military veterans by addressing their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs to improve quality of life. As part of its commitment to veterans, The Denver Hospice collaborates with the Veterans Administration Medical Center and Regional Department of Veterans Affairs and offers patients:

  • Help for veterans and their families to ensure they can access all veteran benefits and military accolades
  • A Veterans Helping Veterans volunteer program in which military veterans volunteer their time to provide companionship and support
  • The Bill Daniels Veterans Wing of The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry, which features the Wall of Honor recognizing veterans for their service
  • A Certificate of Appreciation to honor their years of military service

Prospective event sponsors have a variety of options, including Presenting Freedom Sponsor, Valor, Patriot and Liberty sponsorships, as well as table and individual ticket levels. Special pricing is available for active duty and military veterans.

All table and ticket levels include a welcome cocktail reception, and elite level sponsorships include a meet-and-greet with Archie Manning, brand recognition at the event and media exposure.

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About The Denver Hospice

The Denver Hospice is Denver’s most experienced and most trusted end-of-life care provider, with nearly 40 years of service to more than 72,000 Coloradans and their loved ones. In keeping with its not-for-profit mission to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion and expertise, The Denver Hospice offers a comprehensive range of services and programs including palliative care through Optio Health Services. The Denver Hospice was named Best Non-Profit in ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards for 2016. The Denver Hospice is proud to be accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.


Margaret Fogarty

Leigh Picchetti


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