As we all know, Stapleton has some pretty awesome features – but perhaps one of the most special features is our neighbor, Anschutz Medical Campus. Nationally ranked, world-class adult and child health care, along with cutting edge research and innovation are all in our backyard and always there when we need it. Prior to my real estate career, I had the great fortune of working at Children’s Hospital Colorado for over 7 years and saw firsthand the groundbreaking and lifesaving work that our health professionals do every day. University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado physicians and staff work together everyday to provide the highest level of care and safety for families – but did you know that they are also responsible for:
– Discovery of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
– The first newborn screening program for cystic fibrosis in the U.S.
– The development and licensure of a new shingles vaccine
– Identifying changes in genes that cause children to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer
– Discovering the effects of Zinc and Vitamin E nutritional deficiencies in infants and children; established the industry standards for adding Zinc to infant formula
and so much more.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is not only near and dear to my heart, but it is an incredible resource for our community’s children. As such, Focus Real Estate is proud to sponsor the 2017 Courage Classic – an event where 2,000 riders will ride for two days through the incomparable Rocky Mountains to raise money for Children’s Colorado. Want to be part of the experience? We’re giving away 2 registrations for this year’s ride (Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23) and we’ll also cover the $300 minimum donation per rider (although you are absolutely encouraged to raise additional funds!) All you need to do to win is “like” and “share” this post on Facebook and/or email your name to Mariel@focus-realtors.com by Wednesday, July 12 to enter. Are you already in shape for a 150+mile ride? Excellent! There’s a route for you. Up for more of a leisurely pace? Check out the Family Ride routes. The Courage Classic weekend is all about joy, inspiration and a tribute to the amazing hospital we have as our neighbor. We hope you’ll consider joining the ride and support Children’s Hospital Colorado in any way you can.
Over the next couple of weeks (leading up to the ride), we’ll share some Courage Classic stories from the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, and we hope you’ll find them as touching and inspiring as we do!