Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado Gala

Pearls at the Palace 2013
Pearls at the Palace

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Gala Committee and Honorary Chairs, Brooke and Tom Gordon, we want to extend our deepest appreciation to the all those who contributed and attended the 2013 Gala, Pearls at the Palace, on April 20th, 2013 at the Brown Palace.

Due to the tremendous support, Pearls at the Palace raised $225,000 with the Brown Palace Ballroom filled to capacity!  We are so grateful to everyone who helped make our largest fund raising event of the year an evening to remember.   In honor of our theme, The Sweatshop Dance Academy performed the beautiful story of the amazing and unique development of a pearl,  paralleling the life of a person living with epilepsy during “The Body, The Life, the Pearl”.

We have posted the evening’s special Gala video Hope, featuring the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado’s leadership volunteers Brooke and Tom Gordon, Kate Petrocco, Craig Fleishman and Steve Franzen below.   Featured speaker Brandon Speer, former camper and current student at CU Boulder, spoke bravely of his battle with depression and brought guests to their feet for  his courageous voice that rang clearly with hope for so many who face similar struggles.  We are very pleased to let you know the Jason Fleishman Summer Camp Special Appeal raised almost $60,000, assuring 100 campers will enjoy this nationally recognized, week-long camp for youth with epilepsy.

Without question, the outpouring of support, passion and generosity of our guests and contributors was over-whelming.  Again, our deepest appreciation for assuring the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado provides year-round programs for youth, families and adults, who need our help the most.  Click here to view photos from the event.

2013 Live Auction Catalogue

Click here to view the amazing one-of-a-kind live auction items, including:

  • - Galapagos Island Yacht Trip for Two
  • - SWAT Experience with the Aurora SWAT Team
  • - Colorado Avalanche package including signed Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg Jerseys
  • - and more......

Generous Patrons

Gordon Family
Forman Family
Franzen Family
Petrocco Family
Pinkerton Family
Pundsack Family
Rafferty Family

2013 Gala Photos

Click here to view the 2013 Gala Photos.

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Connect with the epilepsy community and help us raise funds and awareness at the Strides for Epilepsy 5K Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 27th.

Learn how to Manage Students with Seizures through our FREE training program for school nurses - available online or in-person. Contact Marcee Peterson for more information.

Activate your political voice by speaking out to our local and national representatives about current legislation that would expand the availability of Cannabidiol for the treatment of Epilepsy.

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