Over the past 16 months our lives have changed. We missed social gatherings with friends, we missed sitting at our favorite restaurant enjoying a special meal, we missed water cooler talks with co-workers, we missed our daily routine, we missed watching our children play sports, we missed hugs from beloved friends and relatives, but more importantly…
WE MISSED YOU!
Gabby, the inspiration of the Bags of Fun program, died of brain cancer on September 28, 2004. This 17th year, we are proud to highlight Gabby’s original purpose for Bags of Fun by bringing our community BACK TOGETHER to toast the many Bag recipients, medical providers, community partners and generous donors who have helped make Gabby’s wish come true during one of the most difficult years in recent history. Your support is needed now more than ever.
In addition to the pediatric patients that we already serve, we need your help to fund the bags for the newly acquired Bags of Fun for Denver Health’s Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Unit. This is a 21 bed crisis stabilization unit serving kids aged 12-21 with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, gender dysphoria, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder and schizophrenia coming from Colorado and neighboring states; Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico and the Dakotas. This pilot program will provide 180 transition Bags of Fun during a 6 month period.
We are proud to host the 17th Annual Bring out the Bags by bringing families together to play and be joyful, all while raising much needed funds for Bags of Fun in order to bring the same laughter, joy and relief to children in the fight of their lives.