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February 16, 2013 - Epic Experience Hearts & Hope - Dinner in Red

What: Gala dinner and auction

Where: Westin Hotel

When: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $125

Beneficiary: Epic Experience

EMCEE: Woody Roseland

Libations: Primo Vino, Tedeschi Family Winery

Music: John Hamilton, DJ from New York City

Sponsors: Greg & Robin Canonica, Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein, P.C., The Ferro Family, First Bank, Naive Rank, Promo Vino, Tedeschi Family Winery, Zeal Optics.

Quote of the evening: "No one could ever imagine the incredible bond that forms instantly between cancer survivors." Michael Ferro

Attire: Evening attire

Special Thanks: Janelle Pelletier and Stacey Wolf

Board of Directors: Nancy Ferro, Abby Staible

Blacktie Photos by: Jan McNutt

 Founders Nancy Ferro & Abby Staible
Founders Nancy Ferro & Abby Staible

 Hearts & Hope for cancer survivors, February 16, 2013.

"We could never have dreamed of accomplishing so much in such a short amount of time without the support of everyone here and our other generous donors across the country."  Abby & Nancy

One year ago Nancy Ferro and Abby Staible made it their goal to help enrich the lives of adults touched by cancer. They wanted to help cancer survivors move beyond the diagnosis. For these two big hearted, focused women, it didn’t take long for their vision to become a reality. 

The Epic Experience was created and set in motion in 2012. Ferro and Staible's dream was to offer adults a week-long reprieve where survivors could easily remember what it felt like to feel alive again in a beautiful Colorado landscape.

Michael Ferro was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, motivating his mother Nancy to begin giving back to others, thus the Hearts & Hope event.. Like many faced with the daunting diagnosis, the treatments, continued family support and a positive attitude required to conquer the evil disease - it changed Michael. He found that no matter who you are when meeting another cancer survivor there is an instant bond. Each fully understands the need to talk, explain their illness, their treatments, their future. It is a comfort to share experiences as well as encouragement for the other. It is one of the good things about dealing with cancer. And that's where Epic Experience will make a difference. It provides a week of friendships, bonds, and fun in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. 

The first Epic Experience camp will be held February 24 - March 2, 2013, west of Vail in Sweetwater, Colorado. Participants will be able to enjoy a free week-long outdoor experience where their cancer story will no longer defines who they are. 

If you are or know someone who has been touched by cancer, you can learn more about Epic Experience by calling 855-650-9907, or logging on to or contact them at P.O. Box 753, Arvada, CO 80001-0753.





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