Evening of Hope raises more than $80,000

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research enjoys most successful event yet

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Posted 10/25/19

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research had its most successful event yet, raising more than $80,000 for ongoing research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center on the Anschutz …

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Evening of Hope raises more than $80,000

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research enjoys most successful event yet

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Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research had its most successful event yet, raising more than $80,000 for ongoing research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

“This was our biggest and most successful benefit to date and we are enormously grateful to everyone who not only attended but gave so generously to fund the pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center,” Maureen Shul, executive director of Wings of Hope, said in a news release.

This year's seventh annual Evening of Hope, the signature fundraiser for the growing foundation, was Sept. 28 at the Glenmoor Country Club in Cherry Hills Village. More than 300 people, the largest crowd to attend An Evening of Hope, filled the courtyard on a fall evening for drinks and appetizers before enjoying an evening of survival and medical breakthrough.

“This was such a special evening with three courageous survivors sharing their stories and four of the most renowned physicians when it comes to pancreatic cancer sharing the research and treatment progress being made at the CU Cancer Center, Anschutz Medical Campus,” Shul said in the release.

Speakers included renowned physicians and grant recipients Dr. Wells Messersmith, Dr. Marco Del Chiaro, Dr. Sana Karam and Dr. Richard Schulick, director of the CU Cancer Center, whose ongoing and critical cutting-edge work is funded in large part by the year-round efforts of Wings of Hope.

“It was incredibly moving for me to see so many wonderful people come together to support this effort,” said Shul, who founded Wings of Hope in 2012 after losing two of her family members to the disease.

An Evening of Hope 2019 also boasted a live charity auction by Libby Pollack and a speech by blind golf champion Jeremy Poincenot.

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