A record-breaking 770 guests gathered together on April 28 at The Broadmoor for the 16th Annual Memorial Hospital Gala. Over $420,000 was raised by supporters to benefit the UCHealth Community Education Center – Colorado Springs. The Center will play an important role in supporting training for the region’s first responders, nursing students and hospital professionals.
Guests were treated to a special performance by The Silhouettes, courtesy of Porsche of Colorado Springs. The delightful dance troope, who were the runners up on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, created a custom-show for UCHealth to honor those who give so tirelessly of themselves each and every day.
Lively bidding had guests vying for a trip to Ireland, a behind-the-chutes tour at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, VIP access to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the newest Borealis Fat Bike.
The Silhouettes also poignantly recreated the story of teen London Lyle’s 2016 car accident and her time at Memorial Central.
London’s mother, Christine O’Brien, called out members of London’s care team and asked them to stand and be recognized. Then she asked for anyone who was committed to ensuring southern Colorado continues to provide truly extraordinary first response and medical care through their support of the Community Education Center to stand. Not a person was left sitting. “We count you as part of larger family”, Christine remarked, with tears in her eyes. “Together we can ensure that other families in southern Colorado can dream of infinite possibilities with their loved ones.”
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