Category: Notable Nonprofits

Book Trust

This week I went to an event hosted by Book Trust Vino & Libri (seriously wine & books – two of my favorite things) – they make sure grade school kids who don’t have the money to buy books are able to

Social Memes, Chain Letters and the WAVE

As someone who conducted ALS research between 1995 and 2010, I have been watching the Ice Bucket Challenge promoted by the ALS Association unfold with interest. I have seen numerous friends, family members and colleagues post their “challenge” videos to

Thinking of Martha

I miss Martha. I have written about the magnificent Martha several times before. Most recently here. She recently took a job in Pueblo. And for the first time since I’ve met her, she is no longer raising money for incurable/hard

Support Martha

I know that I have written about my friend the magnificent Martha Simmons before, most recently here. Martha is always running or working with some health related non-profit – March of Dimes, ALS Association (where I met her in 1999

My First Trip to Napa Valley

A few months ago I mentioned that I needed a traveling companion for an excursion to Napa Valley that I “won” in a silent auction at an event for  Dani’s Foundation. Wow! I returned early Tuesday morning and I am still

Minds Matter

I met today with one of my Advisory Council members, Jamie Pruett. I learned that he was also serving as the President of Minds Matter. What a wonderful organization. From their website: Founded in 2004, Minds Matter of Denver connects

Pondering Oprah

I’ve been thinking a lot about Oprah Winfrey over the last few weeks. I’ve never seen her TV show but know that it is popular. She  routinely makes the top 50 lists of the most powerful women in the world

CPR Saves Lives

A story in my local paper caught my eye today. A two year old boy was hit by a truck. A neighbor, Jennifer Elder, heard the thud and ran to the scene. She came across a man holding his lifeless

Breakfast of Champions

Last week I attended the annual Breakfast of Champions event held by the Mile High Down Syndrome Association in conjunction with the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. The goal of this event is to raise money and awareness for people with Down

The Limb Preservation Foundation

The Limb Preservation Foundation was founded in 1987 by Dr. Ross Wilkins with the sole purpose of saving lives and limbs. In his own words: When I started my practice over 20 years ago, 80% of patients with bone and

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