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June 17, 2007 - Father's Day at INVESCO

What: 23rd Annual Stadium Stampede

Where: INVESCO Field at Mile High

When: June 17, 2007

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Ticket Prices: $25 for adults; seniors 60+ and youth 18 and under: $15

Beneficiary: St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation

Gala Chairperson(s): Leslie Mitchell, President of Firstbank of Cherry Creek

Honorary Chairperson(s): Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos

Executive Director: Carl Unrein

President(s): President and CEO: Carl Unrein

Music: Vivid Rythm

Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Wells Fargo
More sponsors:Exempla Healthcare, SJHF Volunteers, The Denver Post, FOX 31 News, Kaiser Permanente, Frederick Ross Company, Robinson Dairy, Polk Majestic Travel Group, Cator Ruma, Alexander Benefits Consulting, Saunders Construction, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Hansen Brothers Printing, The Denver Broncos

Attendance: 1000+

Attire: Anything to keep cool

Event Coordinator: Marie Adamson

Board of Directors: Thomas W. Honig, Chair; William J. Fortune, Vice Chair; Jack Box, Treasurer; Robert Polk, Secretary; Carl Unrein, President and CEO; Walter F. Imhoff, Past Chair; W. Gerald Rainer, M.D., Director Emeritus; Directors: Theodore B. Atlass, Terry Biddinger, Richard O. Campbell, Jack Cochran, M.D., Polly Coleman, Gary A. Friedland, M.D., Judi Kent Gervasini, Douglas Jones, Donna Lynne, Dr.PH., Kirk MacDonald, Robert J. Mattucci, Kevin B. Miller, M.D., Ned A. Minor, Leslie Mitchell, Sister Jean Panisko, SCL, Debra Parsons, M.D., Marcel Pitton, Monica Pleiman, Ben M. Veldkamp, III

Blacktie Photos by: Patrick Dubois

 (CEO) Carl Unrein, left, (race chair) Leslie Mitchell, (event coordinator) Marie Adamson
(CEO) Carl Unrein, left, (race chair) Leslie Mitchell, (event coordinator) Marie Adamson

Father’s Day 2007 was a HOT one, but the heat did not stop people from coming out and enjoying themselves at the 23rd annual St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Stadium Stampede, held once again at INVESCO Field.

This beautiful day brought out runners & walkers of all abilities. Some were there to win, some to just finish, but it could be concluded that all were there to have a good time for a great cause.

The race was broken down into several categories :

Kaiser Permanente 5K Run: Voted Colorado’s Best 5K run by the readers of Colorado Runner. This event was open to runners of all abilities. The top 5 men and women were awarded cash prizes.

St. Joseph Hospital Volunteers 5K Walk: This event was open to all walkers.

Exempla Healthcare 1K Kid’s Fun Run: This event was open to all kids 12 and under as well as their families.

Huff ‘N Puff Senior 1K Challenge: This was a special event open to patients, both past and current with lung disease and their families. These courageous individuals trained the entire year just for this event.

After the races, the festivities continued with a live band (Vivid Rhythm), bungee jumping, clowns, face painters, massages, free food, Coors beer, a Father’s Day drawing & more.

Funds raised by the Foundation enables the hospital to provide care to some of the area’s neediest residents. Saint Joseph Hospital operates three charity care clinics on campus. The Caritas Clinic provides general internal medicine and surgery to adult patients, Family Medicine Center provides general medical care to a population ranging from pediatric to geriatric patients and Seton Women’s Center provides obstetrical and gynecological care to women. The three on-campus clinics provide care for more than 30,000 patient visits each year for low-income, uninsured patients. The Foundation also provides funding support for clinic patients that are in need of specialty care.

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