Unfortunately, there are parents who haven’t been able to bring their baby home due to complications prior to or at birth. It’s traumatizing and painful. The careworkers at Avista New Life Bereavement Center are specially trained for such an occurrence. Rated top in the state of Colorado, this team has adopted the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) bereavement support program. This program specifically addresses perinatal loss. Most importantly they are there to provide an enriching experience while preserving the memory of the baby for hurting, grieving parents, which is what the funds raised will be used for.
We are excited that the New Life Center Bereavement Center received close to $20,000 at last year's event! These funds will assist families during one of the most heart-wrenching events of life - losing a child. Because this program has been historically underfunded, Bereavement Center staff have been known to use their own personal funds to purchase special items and mementos for the families.
The Trio Breast Center at Parker Adventist Hospital has provided nearly 17,000 life-saving breast screenings during the past five years and cared for more than 250 women in our community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We are committed to ensuring that women get the highest quality and most compassionate care possible, regardless of their ability to pay. And in today’s economy, the need to help ensure funding for all women is paramount.
The proceeds from the Solheim After Sundown auction and dinner, as well as the proceeds from the 2013 Parker Golf Classic, have been dedicated to expanding breast care services in our community. Funds will be used to underwrite mammograms, diagnostic testing, and treatment for underinsured women as well as providing emotional support services to all women fighting breast cancer and their families.