Monday, August 4, 2014

10th Annual Shining Lights of Hope Gala for Suicide Prevention

10th Annual Shining Lights of Hope Gala for Suicide Prevention
Diamond Anniversary Event Celebrates Local and National Leadership

Denver, Colorado. August 4, 2014.  Ten years ago the founders of the Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF) had a dream: to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority. They began with not much more than a passion to prevent what happened to their beloved friend and family member from happening to others. Today, with a national reach through programs like Man Therapy (using humor to “man up” mental health), Working Minds (suicide prevention in the workplace) and the FIRE Within (youth entrepreneurs preventing suicide), they are known as leaders in innovation in suicide prevention. On August 24th, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science CJSF will celebrate the 10th Annual Shining Lights of Hope Gala. At this “blacktie optional” event, they will honor the partnerships and leaders working with them on the mission to save lives. For more information visit:

Each year, CJSF celebrates those who have gone above and beyond in their effort to support the cause of suicide prevention and mental health promotion. This year, CJSF will bestow the following awards at their Gala:
·         Shining Light of Hope Award: John Fielder, Nature Photographer
·         Media All-Star: Facebook
·         Volunteer of the Year: Randi Wood, Director of the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program
·         Corporate Shooting Star: Cottrell Printing
·         Social Enterprises of the Year:
o   Mountain Vista High School
o   George Washington High School

The Honorary Chair for the Gala is Larissa Herda, CEO and Chairman of tw telecom; tw telecom is also the Presenting Sponsor. Cynthia James will Emcee and Debbie Stafford will be the auctioneer.

“We are thrilled to have such great support present with us to acknowledge this important milestone and congratulate our honorees,” said Board Co-President Christy Belz.

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