Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research

11/13/14 - WINGS OF HOPE VIDEO shown at October 30, 2014 Benefit

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OCTOBER 30, 2014 - 3rd ANNUAL WINGS OF HOPE BENEFIT

The 3rd Annual WINGS OF HOPE BENEFIT was held at The Wildlife Experience with keynote speaker ERIC ALEXANDER, recounting his historic climb to the top of Mt. Everest. Emcee JOHN BRACKNEY introduced WINGS OF HOPE founder MAUREEN SHUL, who, in her remarks, announced the establishment of the first endowment at the CU Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research by WINGS OF HOPE. Dr. COLIN WEEKES shared with the sellout audience how the $45,000 received by the CU Cancer Center after last year's event was used, and the current research projects taking place. KELLEY GLEASON, KATHRYN HABER and JIM COMERFORD shared their personal experiences with pancreatic cancer that touched every person in the audience. A WINGS OF HOPE video was shown that highlighted MELANIE AVNER'S personal account of how pancreatic cancer impacted her life, as well as local author and artist ARTURO GARCIA, a pancreatic cancer survivor. Arturo Garcia's artwork was not only on display and for sale before and after the event, he also generously donated one of his more popular paintings, "Broncos," for the live auction. GARY CORBETT brought his own unique energy as auctioneer and had the crowd thoroughly entertained and giving generously to the WINGS OF HOPE efforts.

Heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors, attendees, donors, speakers, auctioneer and volunteers who made the evening so profoundly meaningful and successful.

Special thanks to photographer LYNN ZAHORIK for the following photos.

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Wings of Hope Logo


silent auction items

Volunteers Cindy Hazlehurst, Nancy Carroll and Alison Biggs

Kim Hoffman

Volunteer KIM HOFFMAN

Auction Item 1

Auction item Mazatlan vacation

John Elway auction item


Peyton Manning auction item


ARTURO GARCIA

Local author, artist and pancreatic cancer survivor
ARTURO GARCIA showcasing his artwork

guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Checking in

catered food

Loads of food, drinks and desserts

attendies of the Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


event catered food


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Eric Alexander and Maureen Shul

ERIC ALEXANDER and MAUREEN SHUL

Maureen Shul and Betsy Hogan

Maureen Shul and Betsy Hogan

Dr. Colin Weekes, Maureen Shul, Phil Cernanec, Cathy Schwartz

Dr. Colin Weekes, Maureen Shul, Phil Cernanec, Cathy Schwartz

Chip and Debbie Coppola, Maureen Shul

Chip and Debbie Coppola, Maureen Shul

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event attendees


Maureen Shul, Dr. Colin Weekes

Maureen Shul, Dr. Colin Weekes

Stacy Ohlsson and Gary Corbett

Stacy Ohlsson and Gary Corbett

Maureen Shul with Peter and David Jones

Maureen Shul with Peter and David Jones

Neil and Anna Mallinson

Neil and Anna Mallinson

Randy Ohlson and daughters

Randy Ohlson and daughters

guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


Courtney Walsh, Maureen Shul, Charlie Johnson

Courtney Walsh, Maureen Shul, Charlie Johnson

Dr. and Elizabeth Weekes, son Isaiah and parents Joseph and Margaret Weekes

Dr. and Elizabeth Weekes, son Isaiah and
parents Joseph and Margaret Weekes

Maureen Shul, Molly Markert and Elias Gebru

Maureen Shul, Molly Markert and Elias Gebru

John Brackney and Keith Gardner

John Brackney and Keith Gardner

guests


attendies


attendies


guests


guests


attendies


attendies


guests


Connie Via, Maureen Shul, Mary Jamison, Dr. Colin Weekes

Connie Via, Maureen Shul, Mary Jamison, Dr. Colin Weekes

The Buffington Family

The Buffington Family

The Bohlen Family

The Bohlen Family

John Brackney, Maureen Shul

John Brackney, Maureen Shul

guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


Gary Corbett, Arturo Garcia and

Gary Corbett, Arturo Garcia and "Broncos" painting being auctioned

Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander book signing

Eric Alexander book signing

Eric Alexander book signing

Eric Alexander book signing

Rogers Hemphill (middle) and APG Team

Rogers Hemphill (middle) and APG Team

guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research event volunteers

THANK YOU to the best volunteers ever!!

guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


t-shirts Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


guests at the event for Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research


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2/9/2014 - Painting and Wine Sipping event

On February 9, WINGS OF HOPE proudly hosted an evening of painting and fun for CU Cancer Center Anschutz Medical Campus patients, their families and friends at "Sipping N' Painting Hampden." With no artistic abilities required, all enjoyed the learning process of creating their own masterpiece amidst the camaraderie of one another.

Special thanks to "Sipping N' Painting Hampden" owner Kelly Doak for helping to make the evening so enjoyable and memorable for every one.

Sipping N' Painting Hampden Paint Night 1

Sipping N' Painting Hampden Paint Night 2

Sipping N' Painting Hampden Paint Night 3

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Sipping N' Painting Hampden Paint Night 7

1/30/14 - UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LONE TREE CLINIC PANCREATIC CANCER PRESENTATION

The newly opened CU Lone Tree Clinic was the setting for the January 30th CU Cancer Center presentation on pancreatic cancer.

Those who braved the winter conditions heard first hand the latest research and treatment updates from CU Cancer Center physicians at the forefront of pancreatic cancer, including Dr. Wells Messersmith and Dr. Barish Edil. Dr. Colin Weekes provided an overview of the current research taking place at the CU Cancer Center, explaining specifically how the donations received from WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH are making a difference in moving the research forward. But it was Dr. David Raben's impassioned remarks that provided the irrefutable evidence for CU Cancer Center being the leading medical institution nationwide in pancreatic cancer research and treatment.

Maureen Shul, founder of WINGS OF HOPE, also spoke on the reasons WINGS OF HOPE was formed, and its dedicated efforts to raising awareness and funding for the pancreatic cancer research ongoing at the CU Cancer Center.

In the audience were several pancreatic cancer survivors and patients, sharing their experiences and expressing gratitude for the tremendous care and treatment they received at the CU Cancer Center. Also in attendance were Dr. Eamon Berge, Dr. Chris Lieu, and Allison Krebs, Director of Development at the CU Cancer Center.

The Shul Family

Dr. Colin Weekes, Maureen Shul, Dr. Barish Edil and Dr. Eamon Berge

FIGHT CANCER WITH THE COLORADO AVALANCHE – OCTOBER 15

10/15/13 - Thank you to everyone who attended the October 15th Colorado Avalanche game on behalf of WINGS OF HOPE. More than the Avalanche advancing to 6-0, your participation directly benefits the pancreatic research programs ongoing at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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