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May, 21 2004 - Miracles happen at Americana with Tommy Hilfiger

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The stage is beautifully set to raise miracles for Colorado Neurological Institute at 'Americana with Tommy Hilfiger. Hope, left, with her mother Cyndi Acree. Cyndi spoke of her experience with CNI and presented this evenings awards. The Hope Award is named for Cyndi Acree who had a stroke while very young. Exquisite Tommy Hilfiger watches donated for sale at event. All profits earned went to CNI. Leslie Fanelli with her jewlery 'designs.' Leslie generously donated this gorgeous set for the live auction.
Rachel Benge, left, and Megan Goodin volunteer to help sell the exquisite Tommy Hilfiger watches donated for sale at the event. All profits earned went to CNI. Julie Suiffin, supporter of CNI. Denise, left, mother of Taylor, Brittany, and Savannah Johnson. Denise and her daughters were here to support her son and the girls little brother 'Kobe,' who was a recipient of the 'Hope Award.' Theresa Marchetta, left, of News 7 presenting the CNI video 'What's Possible,' and Sue Goodin, Development Director with CNI.
Two year old Kobe, left, and his mom, Denise Johnson saying 'Hi' to the camera. Kobe, was awarded a cochlear implant by CNI in 2003. Lennie Maen, left, with Joy Ptasnik, and Charlotte Roth, supporters of CNI and making miracles happen. Gala chair, Deb Gregory, left with Deb McVicker, recipient of the 'Volunteer of the Year,' award, and co-chairs, Ginny Messina, and Jean Watt. Sue Goodin, left, Development Director with CNI and Kimberly Langston, PR Manager for Swedish Medical, an excellent sponsor for this event.
Hope Acree, daughter of Cyndi Acree, speaking about the miracle of her being alive today because of CNI's involvement in her mom's life. Cyndi Acree, left. presented this evenings awards. The Hope Award is named for Cyndi Acree who had a stroke while very young. The first recipient was Sharon Mehesy. Hope Award reciepient, Kobe Johnson, was selected as a recipient for CNI’s Cochlear Implant in 2003. With all the new sounds he can now hear, Kobe is larger than life, accompanied by his parents, Ron and Denise Johnson. Cyndi Acree, left, with Terry Ford, recipient of the 'Hope Award.'
Sharon Mehesy, left, Terry Ford, Ron, Kobe, and Denise Johnson, and Gene Houghton. Sharon, Terry, Kobe, and Gene wer the 2004 CNI 'Hope Award' recipients. Tommy Hilfiger signing autographs for all the child models participating in the fashion show. Tommy Hilfiger surrounded by the young beautiful models showing his line of clothing down the runway for the fashion show. Showing the colorful summer Tommy Hilfiger line, what bright smiles these models possess.
Child models participating in the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show. Rep. Debbie Stafford, a fabulous energetic auctioneer for the live auction. The live auction alone raised over $11, 700. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line.
The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line.
The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line. The young and the beautiful showing off the colorful new Tommy Hilfiger summer clothing line.
Child models participating in the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show in full force down the runway. The young and the beautiful celebrate in a full stage showing of Tommy Hilfiger's summer clothing line. Marie, left and Dr. Marc Treihaft. Marie is Tommy Hilfiger's sister and an amasing supporter of CNI. Blinded by the light, Tommy Hilfiger and his sister, Marie Treihaft help make miracles happen at CNI.
Linda Kuykendall, left, Directior of Fashion & Special Events for 'Foley's' with Ed Smith, Vice President of Public Relations/Special Events Advertising & Sales Promotion for 'Foley's.' Foley's was a major sponsor for 'Americana with Tommy Hilfiger.' Mark, left, Mayor pro-tem for Arvada, with wife Luanne Williams, Executive Director of CNI. Dan Weyland, left, of Weyland Enterprises, with Tommy Hilfiger, worldwide renowned designer, and Luanne Williams, Executive Director CNI. Both Dan and Tommy were very generous sponsors for the event. Renee Lagasse, left, and Mark Hutchinson, supporters of CNI.
Jason, left, and Adria McCool, supporters of CNI. Jason, left, and Adria McCool with friends Mark Hutchinson, and Renee Lagasse. Mike Huseby, left, CFO of Charter Communication with wife Sherri Huseby and Paula Rebhein, owner of Bfit Fitnesswear with husband Dutch Rebhein. Kimberly Langston, left, Swedish Medical PR Manager with 'Hope Award,' recipient Sharon Mehesy, and her mom, Eberly Mehesy.
Terry Ford, left, 'Hope Award' recipient, with his daughter, Shelley Ford. Jan Blankennagel, left, and Elizabeth O'Farrell. Both with Foley's Corporate Office Special Events. Guests enjoy 'Sir Chocolate,' this events dessert with dancing. Pamela Friedman, left, and Josh Gold. Josh is the son of Mark Williams and were here to support CNI.
Carmen Owens, left, and Robin Heppler, co-chairs of the live auciton put there hands together for a fabulous evening dedicated to CNI and the 'Hope Awards.' Excellent music by 'Fullhouse.' And the party continues into the night...  
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