The Denver Hospice Receives $8,000 from the 12th Annual Poker Run to Support the Christopher’s Angels Fund
The Denver Hospice was recently presented with $8,000 from the organizers of the 12th Annual Poker Run that was held on August 28.
This year’s Poker Run started at The Denver Hospice’s main campus at 8299 E. Lowry Blvd., with 100 motorcycle riders more than 130 total participants enjoying breakfast and tours of the The Denver Hospice campus. Highlights of the half-day event included door-prizes, a 50/50 Raffle and a silent auction.
This annual fundraising event has raised over $80,000 throughout its 12-year history to support terminally ill pediatric patients and their families.
“The Denver Hospice is grateful for the ongoing support of the Poker Run organizers and the many riders who have participated throughout its history,” stated David Giordano, Vice President of Philanthropy for The Denver Hospice.
“The funds raised for the Christopher’s Angels Fund will help with the non-medical needs of the many patients and families served by The Denver Hospice. Things like groceries, gas, transportation, utilities, and other basic needs. We especially want to thank the organizer, Susan Dane, for her many years of commitment to the Christopher’s Angels Fund and helping families,” added Giordano.
Founded by Bob and Donna Johnson, the Christopher’s Angels Fund was created in memory of their son, Christopher, who died in the care of The Denver Hospice when he was two years old.
The Johnsons struggled financially during Christopher’s illness and were offered no resources to help. They hoped that by creating this fund they could ease the financial stress on other families coping with terminal illness.
For more information about the Christopher’s Angels Fund, please visit www.thedenverhospice.org/giving/christophers-angels-fund/
About the Denver Hospice: The Denver Hospice is the region’s leading, largest and most trusted not-for-profit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. That means we offer more expertise, more resources and a more complete continuum of compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transition. For more information, visit TheDenverHospice.org.
About Care Synergy: Care Synergy provides mission-support services for not-for-profit, community-based home healthcare, hospice and palliative care providers serving the Front Range of Colorado including the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, The Denver Hospice, Pathways and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. Care Synergy affiliate organizations operate as distinct organizations while sharing best practices and helping more Coloradoans. For more information, visit www.caresynergynetwork.org