September 13, 2008 - MaxFund Presents "Hooray for Hollywood!!"
What: 20th anniversary celebration for MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
Where: Ritz-Carlton Denver
When: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: start at $87.50 and sponsorships start at $500
Beneficiary: the continued well-being of the animals cared for at MaxFund
Honoree(s): Tax, Terra, Piggy and Remington
EMCEE: Bob Kendrick, KUSA
Founders: Dr. Bill and Nanci Suro
Executive Director: Shelter Director: Scott Rupp
Auctioneer: Michael House
Quote of the evening: "Everyone that loves pets is generally kind to emcees."--Host Bob Kendrick
Menu: Heirloom tomato sampler with bouquet of locally grown greens; choice of cumin dusted seared salmon in orange butter sauce, beef short ribs braised in micro brewed beer and velvet red wine sauce, or herb and mustard seared chicken in lemon basil sauce; chef's selection of vegetables and starch; earl gray and dark chocolate tart with lemon Verbena cream
Attire: Black tie preferred
Board of Directors: Elizabeth Grice, President; Bill Suro, Vice President; Phyllis Eveleigh, Secretary; Jan Eckhardt; Jennifer Lane; Sherrie Parrish; Simon Melser; Bob Murdock; Erin Fandal.
Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress
Founder of MaxFund, Dr. Bill Suro, left, with Dr. Dick Brickett
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Despite all the pain and discomfort from multiple surgeries and a long period of physical therapy and rehabilitation, Max never lost his amazing attitude. He quickly became a favorite of staff and clients alike. A fish bowl was placed on the front desk for donations towards Max's hospital bill. The sign on the fish bowl said "The Max Fund."
After five surgeries and eight weeks of hospitalization, Max was discharged and adopted by one of his veterinarians, John Joseph, DVM.
The happy ending to Max's story was the happy beginning of the MaxFund. The money left over from the generous donations for Max was the initial start-up money for the MaxFund, an organization dedicated to injured animals (like Max) with no known owners.