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June 15, 2008 - Father's Day at the Stadium Stampede

What: Saint Joseph Foundation: Stadium Stampede

Where: INVESCO Field at Mile High

When: Sunday, June 15, 2008

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Ticket Prices: Adult: $25; Seniors 60+ and youth 18 and under: $15.

Beneficiary: Charity Medical Programs at Saint Joseph Hospital

Co-Chair(s): Marie Adamson, Patricia Barker

Executive Director:

Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Major Sponsors: Invesco Field at Mile High, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Volunteers, Denver Broncos Charity Fund, The Denver Post, Fredrick Ross Company, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Thrive, Exempla, Polk Majestic Travel Group, Robinson Dairy, Fox31News, Cator Ruma & Associates Co, Alexander Benefits Consulting, Saunders Construction, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company and Hansen Brothers Printing

Blacktie Photos by: Patrick Dubois

 Friends, even after a very close race-- (Clint Wells (l) was declared the winner  over Andrew Letherby by less than 1/100 of a second)
Friends, even after a very close race-- (Clint Wells (l) was declared the winner over Andrew Letherby by less than 1/100 of a second)

What a BEAUTIFUL Father's Day for the 24th annual Stadium Stampede. elite runners, families, and not-so-elite runners gathered at Invesco field to participate in a multitude of events to support the Saint Joseph Medical Care programs.

The races started at 8:30 a.m. with the Kaiser Permanente 5k run. This race included some of the most elite runners competing for prizes. The next group were the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation volunteers 5K walk, followed by the 1K Kids Fun Run and finally the Huff 'n Puff 1K Senior Challenge. Despite the competitiveness, everyone was a winner, and more importantly, everyone had a good time. Upon completion of all the races, there was a party in the Coors Beer Garden, with live music from Buckskin Stallions as well as bungee jumping, clowns, face painting, caricatures, climbing wall, massage and body fat testing, just to mention a few things.

The mission of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth developed the guiding principles of Saint Joseph Hospital’s charity care clinics and programs. 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. In addition, the Hospital’s Certified Nurse Midwifery Practice also operates a clinic in the Seton Women’s Center and recently opened an Ob/Gyn clinic in Adams County to serve some of that county’s poorest women. The clinics provide a continuum of care from preventive through acute care in a physician office setting.

Patients who need hospitalization are cared for at Saint Joseph Hospital. 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. Through the Caritas Clinic, the Foundation funds a medication assistance program. This program is a direct response to the needs of the economically disadvantaged patients who are unable to obtain medicine, prescriptions and medical supplies, such as diabetic testing supplies. In 2005, the Foundation provided $32,782 in medication assistance. One of the major funding mechanisms for charity care programs is the Stadium Stampede. This run/walk event is sponsored by the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and the Denver Broncos Football Club. For more information please visit or

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