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April 12, 2013 - Little Hearts Luncheon and Fashion Show

What: Children's Hospital Colorado Benefit

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

When: Friday, April 12, 2013

Time: 11.00 a.m.

Beneficiary: Children's Hospital Colorado Heart Institute

Host(s): Kim Christensen

Sponsors: Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, Biscuits and Berries, Boston Scientific, The Calamari Family

Board of Directors: Chair: Kelly Kennedy; Immediate Past Chair: Peter Culshaw; Vice Chair: Laura Barton; Vice Chair: Richard E. Stoddard; Secretary: Molly Broeren; Treasurer: Frederick B. Taylor; President: Steve Winesett

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett

 Wyatt walks with a fire fighter and Prescription Pet Cormac
Wyatt walks with a fire fighter and Prescription Pet Cormac

Over 400 people gathered at The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to celebrate the heroic stories of pediatric heart patients and their families at the Little Hearts Luncheon and Fashion Show. Children who were heart patients at Children's Hospital were excited fashion models, along with prescription pets (therapy dogs), firefighters, doctors and dignitaries. It was such a joy to see these patients skip happily down the runway.

Amid the aircraft on display, Kim Christiansen, 9News anchor, served as the emcee and clearly had lots of fun with the models on stage. Staff Chaplain Claudia Schmitt talked about the people of the hospital and gave her blessing.  Dr. James Jagger and Dr. Dunbar Ivy, pediatric cardiologists at CHC, talked about the patients and staff and then escorted models on the runway.  

Guests enjoyed lunch catered by Biscuits and Berries while Dr. Michael and Mrs Lyn Schaffer announced the winner of the Sam and Fern Primack Heart Who Cares Award.  The winner was pediatrician Dr. Kerrie Villavicencio.

The Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation funds high quality care, support to families of patients and research into pediatric disease. Serious pediatric disease is extremely stressful for patients and their families and the Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds to ease the burden of these families.  In addition, the research they fund helps to decrease the number of children needing treatment.

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