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.
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.
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.
WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH held its annual fundraising event April 25th at The Wildlife Experience. Based on the comments from those attending, it was an inspirational and unforgettable evening for all who gathered to help raise awareness and research funding for the pancreatic cancer programs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
WINGS OF HOPE founder and former mayor of Castle Pines Maureen Shul opened the evening by sharing that it was her grief over losing her brother and mother within months of one another to pancreatic cancer that led to her establishing the foundation.
Special guest speaker was Maureen’s brother, SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul, who shared his story of being shot down near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam conflict, being severely burned and hospitalized for more than a year before coming back to fly the highest, fastest flying jet ever built. His story of resilience in the face of incredible odds resonated and touched every one that filled the Extreme Screen theatre to hear his story and see rare photos and video of the SR-71 on the massive screen.
Maureen Shul added that based on the outpouring of support for the event and effort to increase pancreatic cancer research funding at Anschutz Medical Campus, work has already begun on the next event. “More than providing an enjoyable evening, I would like everyone to walk away with more awareness than they had before on pancreatic cancer, how urgently needed the research is, and how each person has the opportunity to make a difference in this effort,” stated Maureen Shul.
Attendees at the sold out event included presenting sponsor Walt Imhoff and Betsy Hogan, former State Senator Paula Sandoval, Robert Olislagers, Nancy Doty, Dr. and Mrs. Judy Kleiner, Linda Michow, Sam and Isabella Realmuto, Chip and Debbie Coppola, Greg and Jennifer Miller, Betsy Crane, Nick and Jenn Kemp, Virginia Shaffer from Phoenix, Jim and Janet Comerford from Grand Junction, Mary Jamison from Houston, Heather Wick, Ginger and Scott Rubey, Charlie and Gayle Johnson, the John Buffington family, Anne, Bill and Jake Cunningham, Stacy Ohlsson, and Bill Falkenberg. The University of Colorado Cancer Center, which recently entered into a partnership with Wings of Hope, was represented by Dr. Colin Weekes, Dr. Wells Messersmith, Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Dr. Andrew Thorburn, Dr. Stephen Leong, Dr. Chris Lieu, Allison Krebs, Adam Crowley and Cancer Center Administrator Mark Kochevar.
Photos courtesy of Lynn Hillenburg Zahorik
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