Hope Award 2012 Synopsis
The Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs hosted the 2012 HOPE Award Dinner and Silent Auction on April 13 at the Club at Flying Horse. This year’s theme “Caring Hands – Warm Hearts” was elegantly presented to attendees by Co-chairmen Lynn Trinrud and Lilah Stoel and committees. Glen Thayer aptly presided as Master of Ceremonies.
The Hope Award is presented annually to individuals who make a difference in the lives of children who have disabilities and their families. Nominations are requested each year and can include educators, medical professionals, businesses, elected officials, volunteers, recreational programs, as well as direct service providers (transportation, equipment, therapists)
Honored at the 2012 dinner were Dr. Steven Luebbert , pediatrician, and Drs. Jeffrey Kahl, Derek Kirkham, and Zachary Houser of Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry. These medical professionals were nominated by parents of children with special needs because of the excellent care their children have received. Board member, Lily Frasch, gave a brief history of the Hope Award and the previous honorees. Parents Lilah Stoel and Cindy Colwell shared their experiences with this year’s winners. The awards were presented by Sara Berge. CPACS Executive Director.
Garden gloves (“warm hands”) were for sale prior to the dinner. Each numbered pair was eligible for prizes drawn at the end of the evening. Many luxury items were donated to the silent auction by community individuals and businesses. The Vacation Villa stay on St. John’s Island, V.I. was won by Cari and Dan Nielsen. Bidding was competitive for several lovely “warm hearts” quilts, as well as spa/wine/coffee baskets, a Flying Horse golf outing, swim lessons and original art work.
Those wishing to nominate someone for the 2013 HOPE Award can watch for the request for nominations form on the web-site at www.cpappr.org and follow us on Facebook for what’s happening at the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs.