Glitz, Glamour and Family Fun at Hearts of All Ages 2016

Benefits University of Colorado Hospital’s Transplant Program, Celebrates Dr. Igal Kam’s 30 years of Service
January 28th, 2016

AURORA, Colo.  (Jan. 26, 2016) – University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and UCH Foundation are gearing up for Hearts of All Ages 2016, a unique, family-friendly fundraiser that benefits the Transplant Center and celebrates Dr. Igal Kam’s 30 years of service.

The Transplant Center at UCH has been a leader in the field of transplantation since the team performed the first-ever liver transplant in 1963. For decades, Dr. Kam and his team have focused on providing the very best care for transplant patients.  Under his leadership, the center has grown into the largest and most comprehensive transplant center in Colorado performing heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. UCH has performed more than 2,000 liver transplants and 5,000 kidney transplants. Dr. Kam has cared for thousands of patients during his career.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce 2016’s Hearts of All Ages beneficiary,” says Erin Henninger, Senior Director of the UCH Foundation. “Dr. Igal Kam has done amazing work during his 30-year tenure at UCH, and the entire transplant team is truly deserving of this opportunity.”

Hearts of All Ages includes an entertaining outing for the whole family. As one of the only kid-friendly giving events in the Denver community, Hearts of All Ages embraces the moment to show children the importance of giving. The inaugural event was held on Feb. 14, 2008.

Along with dinner, cocktails, silent and live auctions and a special program celebrating Dr. Igal Kam, attendees will enjoy various activities including face painting, a green screen with various sports games and much more! The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center. Former Denver Broncos running back, Reggie Rivers will emcee the evening’s festivities.

Purchase tickets to Hearts of All Ages 2016: https://www.uchospitalfoundation.org/donate/

FOR THE MEDIA: For additional materials or to set up an interview with a staff member from UCH, e-mail Jackie Brinkman at Jackie.Brinkman@UCDenver.edu or call 720-848-5878. On deadline? Reach Jackie via mobile at 720-475-0489.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.