Spring Benefit to help hearts in northern Colorado

UCHealth cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons pledge $60,000 donation to kick off paddle raiser
February 4th, 2015

FORT COLLINS – The PVH and MCR Foundation would like to invite northern Colorado residents to attend its rapidly approaching annual spring benefit.I ♥ Health, Your Heart Matters, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Embassy Suites Loveland. The cardiac-themed event which supports cardiac research, treatment and prevention in northern Colorado, is an evening celebrating the heart and keeping it healthy.

“This year, our signature event focuses on the life-changing and life-saving programs in our cardiovascular department,” said Erica Siemers, senior director of the PVH and MCR Foundation. “Dollars raised will support the world-class care delivered by our cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and care team to benefit people of all ages in our community.”

The schedule for the evening includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, program, live auction, paddle raiser, dessert reception and heart-pumping entertainment.

“While the schedule may seem like a typical gala, the evening promises to be anything but typical,” explained Katie Bowers, communications and corporate relations officer of the PVH and MCR Foundation. “From attire to activities, this will be a night to remember. We are encouraging people to wear whatever they wear when they are active, and we have a moving program planned to keep the blood pumping all evening.”

Adding to the excitement of the night, the UCHealth cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have already pledged a $60,000 donation to kick off the paddle raiser, underscoring the physicians continued commitment to supporting the community and making this year’s benefit a success.

“Our hospitals provide exceptional care for the community of northern Colorado. We want our patients to know we believe in our work, and we want to partner with them in providing innovative research, world-class treatment, and cutting-edge prevention. This combined gift to the foundation will help us advance the level of service we offer, and we hope it will inspire others to join in this effort,” said Dr. Todd Whitsitt, cardiologist for UCHealth.

Tickets to the spring benefit are available through the foundation web site supportinghealth.org/springbenefit. Sponsorship levels are available from $2,000 – $15,000. Those interested in being a sponsor of the event may contact Katie Bowers at 970.237.7404 or katie.bowers@uchealth.org.

About PVH and MCR Foundation

The mission of the Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies Foundation is to support its affiliated hospitals and clinics in the delivery and advancement of world-class health care in northern Colorado. The foundation realizes its mission through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources in support of the hospitals’ mission and strategic goals.

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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.