September 24, 2011 - CNI Presents An Evening With Scott Hamilton
What: Colorado Neurological Institute Gala
Where: Marriott City Center
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner
Ticket Prices: $250 for individual tickets
Beneficiary: Colorado Neurological Institute
EMCEE: Debra Bandstra, MS-CCC
Gala Chairperson(s): Quinn Washington
Executive Director: Tami Lack
Committee Members: Sarah Tomicich, Garrett Hommel, Kate Sutton, David Blake
Speaker: Scott Hamilton
Sponsors: Dean Mills and the Denver Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Washington Family
Auctioneer: Auction Divas
Quote of the evening: "You fall down, you get up. Even if what happens next is dangerous or something you don't have a lot of confidence in, you get up. You just get up." Scott Hamilton
Decor/Rental Company: Sceneographics
Board of Directors: Ron Eller, Chairman; Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Vice Chairman; Jon E. Stuck, Treasurer; Robin Fort, Secretary; Lucille A Gallagher, ARM, Past Chairman
Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm
Craig and Layne Fleishman, left, with Scott Hamilton
It's not often that A-list celebrities, gold medalist olympians, or internationally acclaimed motivational speakers attend Denver charity event galas. CNI got all three in Scott Hamilton during their CNI An Evening with Scott Hamilton event on Sept 24th.
Familiar faces Dr. Reggie and Faye Washington were amongst the audience members as their son, Quinn Washington, welcomed guests as the gala chair. Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda V.G. Kelley toasted to Dawn Denzer as their received her namesake Community Leader Award for their contributions to CNI's mission.
Scott Hamilton gave a heartfelt and beautiful speech about his own story, struggles with cancer, brain tumors, and personal losses, applauding the continued efforts of those involved with CNI. His optimistic attitude was reflected in him saying after he was diagnosed with cancer to his doctors "I am going to make (cancer) fun. And if you can't make it fun, I'll find someone who can."
Scott is a cancer and two-time brain tumor survivor. With his many accomplishments and Denver roots, he is certainly one of the most respected and sought after speakers in the country, speaking 30-35 times a year to audiences ranging from 250 to 15,000. Those in attendance of the event were in for a special treat to hear him share his story and how CNI is affecting so many individuals every year.
To learn more about CNI, visit www.thecni.org for upcoming events and how you can make a difference.