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October 17, 2012 - 12th Annual Men for the Cure

What: Fundraiser for Mammography programs at University of Colorado Hospital

Where: XJet

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Beneficiary: Breast cancer prevention and survival

Master of Ceremonies: Ed Greene, CBS4 and co-founder of event

Founders: Sharon Magness Blake, Ernie Blake and Ed Greene

Committee Members: Sharon Magness Blake, Ernie Blake, Ed Greene, Rick Rivers, Thierry Kennel, Walt DeHaven, James Blanchard, Jeff Bowers, Richard Dalton, Anthony Elias MD, Scott Smith, Jeff Thompson, Tre Urso, Andy Wann

Introductions: Bruce Schroffel, UC Health CEO

Speaker: Craig "The Walrus" Stadler

Libations: Menage a Trois wines

Catering: Epicurean Catering

Music: Bad Candy

Attendance: 2,000+

Attire: Business, pink tie


 Co-Chair Thierry Kennel of the Four Seasons Denver, left, event founders Ed Greene and Sharon Magness Blake, Co-Chair Rick Rivers and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock
Co-Chair Thierry Kennel of the Four Seasons Denver, left, event founders Ed Greene and Sharon Magness Blake, Co-Chair Rick Rivers and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Take a coupla' thousand dapper gentlemen, some hefty cigars, a leer jet flying by here and there, a giant big pink bus, mix them together with some generous souls and a unanimous goal to find a cure for cancer and you have the inimitable Men for the Cure event for 2012.

Co-founders Sharon Magness Blake, Ernie Blake and Ed Greene were on hand at the XJet hangar at Centennial Airport Tuesday evening to greet the aforementioned gentlemen, as were Co-Chairs Rick Rivers and Thierry Kennel. They invited their friend, pro-golf legend Craig "The Walrus" Stadler to attend and say a few words, and he did not disappoint as he stood on stage to reminisce about some of his experiences on the pro tour and answer questions from the audience.

"Who would be in your dream foursome?" asked one guest. "It would be a fivesome: my sons, Arnold Palmer, my Dad and me," Stadler responded to applause. His wife is a breast cancer survivor and so he has a special interest, as do millions of others who know a friend or family member affected by the disease.

The giant pink bus that is made possible by the funds raised by the Men for the Cure event and donations from King Soopers was on hand for people to look inside. It is a traveling miracle that helps women get preventative screening when and where they wouldn't otherwise have time for, hopefully saving many lives in the long run.

This is all under the auspices of the University of Colorado Hospital, and CEO of UC Health Bruce Schroffel told the crowd about the stellar program and the incredible amount of commitment that goes with it.

For more information about the program: http://www.uch.edu/conditions/cancer/breast-cancer/tests-treatments-therapies/digital-mammograms/

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