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March 01, 2012 - AMC Hosts Cocktails for a Cure

What: AMC 3rd Annual Women's Event

Where: Redline Gallery

When: Thursday, March 01, 2012

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $150

Beneficiary: University of Colorado Cancer Center

Honorary Chairperson(s): Sue Allon, Stacy Carpenter, Keri Christiansen, Maggie Roswell and Evelinda Urman

Co-Chair(s): Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod and Kelly Ford

Executive Director: Alice Norton

Catering: Gourmet

Sponsors: Allonhill, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Cook Street Consulting, Coram Specialty Infusion Services, Sherman & Howard, Steele Street Bank & Trust

Attendance: 250

Board of Directors: Chairman: Gary Kortz; Treasurer: Joel Edelman; Secretary: Carolyn Draper; Directors: Alice Norton (AMC Cancer Fund Executive Director), Dr. Paul Bunn Jr., David Dudley, Tom Healy, Cheryl Kisling, Dr. Richard Krugman, Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Lilly Marks, Karen Padgett, Becky Roser, Ellen Robinson, Steven Toltz, Mark Osborn, Michael Hoke, Amy Venturi; Emeritus Members: Jim Basey, Richard Robinson

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett

 Event chairs Kelly Ford, left, and Kasia Iwanickzko MacLeod
Event chairs Kelly Ford, left, and Kasia Iwanickzko MacLeod

Spirits were high last Thursday, March 1 at the Redline Gallery, as the AMC Cancer Fund held their third annual women's event, Cocktails for a Cure.  Women from across Colorado came together to show their support for the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the work it does researching and treating women's cancers.

Eight renowned bartenders from some of the front range's most prestigious establishments created and served specialty drinks they designed especially for this evening.  Allison Anderson from Frasca created Paint it Pink, Kevin Burke from Colt & Gray created White Lady in Blue Shoes, Michael Delmonico from Sauced created Paloma, Adam Hodak from Green Russell created Love Note, Sean Kenyon from Williams & Graham created the South Park Cocktail, Randy Layman from Steuben's created the Copper Canyon, James Lee from Blackbelly created the Rose Water, and Jolene Monteith from the Capital Grille created the Bohemian.  Gourmet Catering provided a lavish spread and a sweet touch in the form of cupcakes was provided by Happy Cakes Bakery.

The crowd was welcomed by Kelly Ford, KYGO morning personality & Maggie Roswell, voice actor from The Simpsons, who both encouraged everyone to be generous.  Dr. Ginger Borges and Dr. Monique Spillman talked about their research at the University and highlighted the inequities of research dollars between male and female cancers.  While the University of Colorado Cancer Center researchs a variety of forms of the disease, this night was about women and cancer.

Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod moved the crowd to tears with her personal story of cancer.  She described her repeated battles and the battles of her close family members. Cancer is a very pervasive disease and everyone in the room had been personally affected or close to someone who had battled the disease.

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