Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor to Emcee Awards Night

Ed Greene, CBS4 News and Weather

Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor

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Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor to Emcee Local Awards Night

Lone Tree, CO - October 10, 2013. Will are thrilled to announce that Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 2013 Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards Banquet on October 24, 2013 at the Denver Marriott South in Lonetree.

The evening will include nine IDA Award Recipients who are incredible individuals and businesses making a difference for people living with disabilities. Also enjoy exciting entertainment from Illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin, as well as a Silent and LIVE Auction and a delicious dinner and dessert with Honorary Chairs, Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons and Jack Fitzgibbons.

Ed is the senior member of Denver’s working media and has been a Denver TV Newscaster for over 32 years. Ed says he loves his job and Colorado’s always-changing weather. In rain, shine, sleet or snow, you’ll find Ed Greene on CBS4 newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. He also does weather for Denver’s KYGO radio.

Ed is one of the most recognizable and involved TV personalities in the community. In fact, he donates his time to emcee 60 to 70 events a year for local non-profit organizations and is a prominent figure at many local functions.

When asked about his involvement Ed says,

“I feel a responsibility to give back to the community. Doing that is what has kept me going all these years. The community has been good to me and in return I donate my time so that local non-profit organizations can raise money and awareness for good causes. I feel it’s the right thing to do.”

Be a sponsor or purchase individual seats. Everyone is welcome! Don’t forget to invite your co-workers and friends!

The IDA Team

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by illness, injury and disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Illusionists Illuminate Evening for People Living with Illness and Pain

Illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin

Illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin

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Colorado Illusionists Illuminate the Lives of People Living with Illness and Pain

Denver, CO – October 10, 2013. It’s Not An Illusion! Debilitating illness and pain is real, even though we can’t always “see” it.

Illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin will be making things “appear” in honor of millions of people living with various conditions becoming “Invisible No More” at the 2013 It’s Not An Illusion Awards Banquet on October 24, 2013 at the Denver Marriott South in Lone Tree.

Since 2002, internationally recognized illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin have entertained and inspired audiences through their creative blend of both classic and cutting-edge illusions. They have performed all across the United States and on five different continents. Their programs have been featured at numerous conferences and conventions throughout the world and have reached large-scale audiences through their television appearances. Last year they performed for the Women’s NCAA Final Four in Denver. In addition, David and Teesha are the creators of several illusion training DVD’s and the authors of the popular book “ILLUSIONS.”

The evening will highlight nine IDA Award Recipients who are incredible individuals and businesses making a difference for people living with disabilities. Also enjoy a Silent and LIVE Auction and a delicious dinner and dessert with Honorary Chairs, Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons and Jack Fitzgibbons and Emcee, Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor.

Join us and invite your friends, doctors and neighbors for a thrilling evening for a great cause!

The IDA Team

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by illness, injury and disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Worldwide Outreach Awards Individuals and Organizations Making a Difference

Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards

Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards

Press Release

Worldwide Outreach Awards Individuals and Organizations Making a Difference

Denver, CO – October 10, 2013. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) has been recognizing individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of those living with illness, pain and disability since 2008.

Join IDA on October 24th at the Denver Marriott South to help recognize the following amazing people
with our 2013 IDA Honor Awards:

 

  • Corporate - Dave Liniger, Chairman and Co-founder – RE/MAX
  • Founders - Paul Myhill – TrafficJam
  • Healthcare - Marlo Thomas, Award Winning Actress and Author, National Outreach Director – St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Impact -Kimberly McCleary, President and CEO -CFIDS Association of America
  • InspirationKevin Sorbo – Actor, Producer, Director and Author of True Strength
  • Invisible HeroJennifer Brusstar, President and CEO – Tug McGraw Foundation
  • Perseverance - Laura Hillenbrand, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken
  • Research - John Kelley, Chair and CEO – CereScan
  • Volunteer - Shery McDonald-Galbreath, Founder and President – SaddleUp! Foundation

Also experience exciting entertainment from Illusionists, David and Teesha Laflin. Meet our Emcee, Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather and News Anchor, as well as Honorary Chairs, Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons and Jack Fitzgibbons. Enjoy a Silent and LIVE Auction and a delicious dinner and dessert.

Truly and evening of inspiring stories, touching presentations and lighthearted fun bring awareness to invisible disabilities. Doctors, nurses, friends and family often walk away saying, “Wow! I didn’t get it until tonight!”

Be a sponsor or purchase individual seats. Everyone is welcome! Don’t forget to invite your co-workers and friends!

The IDA Team

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by invisible disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Living with Unlimited Purpose

Author, Tai of Allsup.

Luis Carlos Montalván is a former captain in the U.S. Army. During his 17 years of military service, Montalván earned the Combat Action Badge, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He lives with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

I recently met him at a banquet held by the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA), which recognizes organizations and individuals who are raising awareness and advocating for compassion, greater understanding and civic involvement for and by people with disabilities.

October is Disability Awareness month, and it’s a fitting time for the annual IDA Honors Banquet in Lone Tree, Colo., which Allsup sponsors. This organization’s activities are important to Allsup because so many people who qualify for Social Security disability benefits have invisible disabilities. This was my third year attending, and again I came away inspired by the honorees and guests.

Capt. Montalván shared his story of the “war after the war,” dealing with the often debilitating conditions of his invisible disabilities. Like a true warrior, he was determined to overcome his personal battles.

With the help of his “best friend”— a golden retriever service dog named Tuesday—Montalván found hope and healing, and now advocates for his fellow veterans and the disability community.

During the same event, the first thing I noticed about Margaret Ferrante, MD, was her beaming smile and effervescence. I never would have guessed that she lives each day with multiple chronic illnesses and injuries, including TBI, resulting from an automobile crash.

She was honored with the IDA Perseverance Award for using her experiences as both patient and physician to encourage others. Her enthusiasm for living a purposeful life and for encouraging others was summed up when she shared one of her favorite bible verses, Romans 8:28,“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Disability Awareness Month is a good time to remember and remind others that disabilities never, ever limit people’s purpose.

Read more personal stories from those with a variety of disabilities in Allsup’s online real stories section.

ABOUT ALLSUP

Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs nearly 800 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis.

For more information and a FREE consultation visit Allsup.com.

ARTICLE RESOURCE

Allsup, Inc. All Things Disability – Allsup’s Blog. Living With Unlimited Purpose. Author, Tai of Allsup. October 14, 2011.

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About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Disabled Attorney to Receive Volunteer Award on October 2nd

Jane Brown graduated with a Master of Laws in Taxation and worked from 1983 until mid-2007, when she had to leave her career because of Multiple Sclerosis.

The change was quite hard for Jane, so she reached out for support from the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA). Through IDA’s online social network, Jane found new friends who understood her losses and struggles. She quickly volunteered to be a chat host and a member of the welcoming team. Jane has become a friendly voice and face to others who join the network.

Jane said, “I joined soon after I had to quit work and it saved my life. To this day (over 2 years later) I still maintain friendships that span the country (no, the world) and I continue to host their chatroom 2 nights/week.”

Yet, Jane didn’t want to stop there. She had a desire to meet people in person to not only share lives, but to also share hugs. So, in 2009 Jane took a leap and started a local Meetup group called, “Disabled People Want to Meetup Too!” Last January, Jane told Littleton Independent reporter, Heather Sackett, “My goal when I started was to make just one new friend.”

Little did Jane know, she was not alone! In fact, the group has already grown to over 150 members that meet throughout Denver Metro, with several people who host meetings in their area. They have everything from weekly coffees and regular dinners to an annual picnic.

Now, when a person reads about such a group as this, they may picture in their minds, a somber group of people complaining about their aches and pains. True, they may share their challenges and frustrations; after all, this is a great time for people to discuss their lives with people who genuinely understand what they are going through. Nonetheless, just like Jane, this group is welcoming, loving and fun!

This year, KRKS and KNUS Radio partnered with IDA to request nominations of people in the Denver area for the 2011 Volunteer Award. … Well, you guessed it! Jane Brown was nominated, then chosen from the nominees to receive this award at the 2011 Honor Awards Banquet on October 2nd.

Special Guest Speaker will be New York Bestselling Author, Luis Carlos Montalvan, along with his Service Dog, Tuesday. The Master of Ceremonies will be DJ Rick Crandall of the hit show, the Breakfast Club on KEZW Radio. There will be other amazing award recipients who are making a difference in their communities, who will be honored that night as well.

Details on IDA’s website at www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

UPDATE: denverpost.com did a story on Jane and her Meetup group on 12/19/2011, Disabled people find friends through Meetup group. Video below.

 

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Nominations for 2011 IDA Volunteer Award

NOMINATIONS CLOSED 7/31/11

From July 16 – 31, IDA partnered with 710 KNUS and 94.7 KRKS Radio Stations to find the next IDA Volunteer Award recipient! IDA visitors and radio listeners were invited to nominate a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member who is giving of themselves as a volunteer by supporting people touched by illness, pain and disability.

Thank you everyone for submitting your nominations!

LISTEN TO THE RADIO BROADCASTS:

Colorado Issues on KRKS and KNUS with Mark Crowley 

Along the Way on KRKS with Tom Moller

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94.7 KRKS

 

 

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA and Friends on 10-10-10

Founder and President of Invisible Disabilities Association, Wayne
Connell, speaking about Invisible Disabilities.

 

Sports Reporter, Speaker and Author, Mark McIntosh, Master of Ceremonies
and author of Lemons into Margaritas.

www.SeekVictory.com

Special Guest and Advisory Board Member Karyn Buxman,
RN, MSN and Hall of Fame Speaker, introduces Keynote Speaker, Ed Hearn. http://www.karynbuxman.com/
Speaker, Ed Hearn, 1986 Mets World Championship Baseball Player. Hearn shared his personal, inspirational story of the thrill of success and perseverance through the tough times, as well as his passion for others
who live with serious health challenges and how to be an encouragement
to them. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after he spoke.

Ed Hearn, recipient of the Perseverance Award. Ed has had 3 kidney transplants, 2 bouts with cancer and several other medical challenges. Ed is the author of Conquering Life’s Curves.

www.EdHearn.com

IDA Founder and President with CEO of the Diabetes Foundation,  Larry
Hausner who received the Impact Award. Hausner shared of the work they are doing, as well as his appreciation of IDA.

http://www.diabetes.com/

Inspiration Award Winner, Jason Graham with wife,
Mashelle and Wayne Connell. Jason’s story brought the crowd to tears and
to their feet with a standing ovation. Jason has done volunteer work
with the Daniel Graham Foundation.

http://www.danielgrahamfoundation.org/

 

The Invisible Disabilities Association spreading awareness about
Invisible Disabilities.

IDA Executive Board Members. A wonderful group of business and medical professionals giving of their time for those
touched by illness, pain and injury.

Attendees enjoying learing about Invisible Disabilities. Photo: Far left is Chad Thompson, Auctioneer and far right, Mark McIntosh, Master of Ceremonies.

IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell with wife, Sherri.

IDA Executive Board Members: Front row: Kris Harty, Carole Mitchell, Ali
Garrett and Todd McPherson. Back row: Wayne Connell, Neville Teagarden, Steve
Tonkin and Rick Watson. Not pictured: Doug Herman.

See more photos on our Facebook Page!

Photos Copyright © 2010 Invisible Disabilities Association
www.InvisibleDisabilities.org
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Photographer, Neil Rosenfeld
www.neilrosenfeldphoto.com

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Presented 10 Honor Awards on 10-10-10

Invisible Disabilities Association presented 10 Honor Awards to Incredible Individuals and Businesses Making a Difference in Their Communities.

The banquet was held on 10-10-10 at the Denver Marriott South. 150 attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner, amazing speaker, talented emcee and wonderful award winners. The audience was brought to tears and a standing ovation for speaker, Ed Hearn and award winner, Jason Graham. All in all, it was a night to remember!

Check Out All of Our Incredible 2010 Award Recipients!

Photos Available Now (password IDA_101010).

DVD Coming Soon!

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Jason Graham to be Presented with Inspiration Award on 10-10-10

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) will present Jason Graham with the Inspiration Award on 10-10-10 at The Denver Marriott South.

Jason was chosen because of the volunteer work he has done through the Daniel Graham Foundation (DGF), as well as his perseverance through his own personal health struggles. DGF is a foundation that supports families by influencing youth and focusing on health, education and community service. Jason had brain surgery for a pituitary tumor in 2003,  a kidney transplant in 2006 and is now in need of another transplant.  Jason loves his family and has a passion make a difference in the lives of others. Although Jason lives with severe fatigue and pain, he always has a nice smile for those around him.

“It is an honor to be recognized and appreciated by the Invisible Disabilities Association,” said Jason. “By telling my own story, I hope to bring greater awareness to those with chronic medical conditions and encourage others who find themselves in similar situations.” 

Jason’s brother, Daniel Graham, who is a Denver Bronco was among many who volunteered to donate a kidney to Jason.  

“I knew he would do it, because I knew all my siblings would,” Jason said. “So that really wasn’t much of a surprise. Deep down, I knew if it came down to Daniel donating, and it was an issue of saving his career or not saving it, I would have had him as the very last resort because I wouldn’t want to see him give up his career” Jason explained. The Denver Post 2007. Great to be a Graham.
In 2006, his sweet mother Marilyn was Jason’s donor.
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graham-award-425-kbUPDATE: At the 2010 IDA Awards Banquet, Jason received a standing ovation and cheers when in his speech he thanked his mother, family, wife and son then gave his Inspiration Award to his bride. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place.
 
Check Out All of Our Incredible 2010 Award Recipients!

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

Join IDA and Friends on 10-10-10 – An Amazing Awards Dinner in Denver

ed-hearn-trophyJoin Us on 10-10-10 in Denver!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Former Mets Champion, Ed Hearn. Hearn is a member of the 1986 New York Mets World Championship Team now lives with Invisible Disabilities.ed-hearn-mets

Hearn’s very promising baseball career came to a sudden halt with a shoulder injury. Less than 6 months later, he was diagnosed with three potentially life threatening health conditions, followed by three kidney transplants! Ed understands what it is like to be at the top, only to lose it all due to health.

Hearn will be sharing his personal, inspirational story of the thrill of success and perseverance through the tough times, as well as his passion for others who live with serious health challenges and how to be an encouragement to them.

mark-mcintoshMASTER OF CEREMONIES: Sports Reporter, Mark MacIntosh. Athletic and Television Personality, Author and Speaker. Mark is a well-known personality in the Colorado and extending states television region. Mark has a warm smile, compassionate heart and his personal life challenges have earned him the title of the “Comeback Coach.” Mark McIntosh’s Website www.SeekVictory.com.

Check Out All of Our Incredible 2010 Award Recipients!

Go to Our 2010 HONOR AWARDS BANQUET PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We hope to see you there!

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!