Enjoy an evening of awareness and inspiration! IDA will be honoring 11 amazing individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of those living with illness, pain and disability.
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!”
COST for Dinner and Program: $50 per person – includes seating for the program, a delicious dinner and dessert. Cash bar.
COST for Dinner, Program and VIP Reception: $75 per person – includes seating for the program, dinner and dessert as well as the VIP Reception with Luis and Tuesday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Limited availability.
SPONSORSHIPS: Table and Event Sponsorships are encouraged.
LOCATION: Denver Marriott South in Lone Tree, CO
TIME: 5:30 pm Registration and Silent Auction – 6:15 Dinner and Program
VIP RECEPTION: 4:00 pm – optional, limited seating.
ATTIRE: Dressy or Business (Example for men: Suit or slacks and dress shirt with or without tie or jacket. Example for women: Dress, suit or blouse with slacks or skirt). Attendees are welcome to wear cocktail, semi-formal or formal attire if they prefer.
NOTICE: This is a fragrance free event. Please be considerate of people attending with allergies, asthma and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) by not wearing perfume , cologne or fragranced lotion.
FOOD ALLERGIES: If you have any food allergies, please include them on your registration form AND tell your server when you are seated.
Unable to attend? Please consider a donation instead. Thank you!
Be sure to invite your friends, family, neighbors, doctors and co-workers!
Proceeds help the Invisible Disabilities Association continue to encourage, educate and connect people touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe! IDA is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit. 83-0390659
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AUCTION: We are accepting auction item donations for 10/02/11.
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL ROOM RATE: Single Room Event Rate at Marriott Denver South of $84 plus taxes. Reservations for the event made by individual attendees can be made directly with Marriott Reservations at 1-800-686-2767. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Sunday, September 25, 2011.
Special Guest Speaker
Fmr Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday – New York Times Bestselling Author of “Until Tuesday – A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him”
Luis is a 17-year veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army, where he earned the Combat Action Badge, two Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. Luis is the author of “Until Tuesday” which debuted 18 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Hardcover Non-fiction Books and remained on the list for 5 weeks.
Luis shares his amazing story of the “war after the war” with invisible disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how his service dog, Tuesday, has given him hope and healing. Until Tuesday came into Luis’ life, he was overwhelmed by his debilitating injuries, memories and could barely leave the house due to Agoraphobia. Tuesday assists Luis with his balance, retrieves things off of the floor, reminds him to take his medications, wakes him up when he is having flashbacks, gets Luis out of the house, gives him the unconditional love we all need to give us strength and much more.
Luis has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The International Herald Tribune. Luis and Tuesday’s story has been shared on NPR, CBS, CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, National Geographic and they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in July (watch clip on YouTube). Luis is also a recipient of a 2011 VOICE Award presented at Paramount Studios.
Discovering they are not alone, people around the world are finding the courage to seek help and support for their invisible disabilities, after reading about Luis and Tuesday’s daily battle and triumph over hopelessness.
Don’t miss the VIP Reception with Luis and Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm before the Banquet. VIP Tickets now available!
Master of Ceremonies
Rick Crandall – Host of the Breakfast Club – KEZW 1430 AM
Rick has been honored for his dedication to Denver’s adult community with the Volunteers of America Special Friend Award, The Colorado Broadcasters Association Citizen Of The Year Award twice and The Colorado Broadcasters Association Harry Hoth Award for Public Service. During Rick’s 15-years at KEZW the station has been a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Adult Standards station of the year seven times, and has won the award once. He celebrated his 5,000 show this past June. Rick was one of five finalists for the Marconi Award as Personality Of The Year. Rick is also the Colorado Freedom Memorial President.
2011 Honor Awards
- Advocacy – Peter Saltonstall, President & CEO – National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
- Caregiver - Dave Dias, Chairman – Premiere Legacy Films – Dave’s Wife, Irene
- Corporate - Kevin Custer, Founding Principal – Arc Capital Development – Autism Society – Austim Society of Colorado
- Founders - David Sandusky – Your Brand Plan
- Healthcare - Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO – Davita
- Impact - John C. Read, President and CEO – Association of Hole in the Wall Camps
- Inspiration – Theresa Marchetta, Weekend Anchor, Investigative Reporter – 7NEWS
- Medical - Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Perseverance - Margaret A. Ferrante MD
- Research - David Martz, MD – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
- Volunteer - Jane Brown JD LLM – Disabled people want to meetup too!
MORE FUN and EXCITING AWARENESS and ENCOURAGEMENT!