Keeping pace with the month of July, I am here again… as predictable as death and taxes… hat in hand… looking for donations to Childrens’ Hospital Denver.
Treating the sickest of the sick, Childrens’ Hospital saves some and loses others. Regardless of the outcome, Childrens’ is a parent’s best hope, and should the hospital fail to save the child, the parent knows that the caring, accomplished staff made every effort.
Those parents who have dodged the bullet, bow their heads, give thanks, and mummer, “There but for the grace of God, go I.”
It is humbling to ride and volunteer on the three-day ride up and down through Lake and Summit Counties. In contrast to the serious athletes on the Ride the Rockies tour, the Courage Classic is more family oriented. Because the Courage Classic is a fund-raiser for the hospital, many of the participants are family members riding in celebration of a child saved or in memory of a child lost. Although many elite riders participate, an equal number are recreational, huff-and-puff-to-the-post-office riders.
Serving as a road marshal, I see the extreme effort some riders expend (some in gratitude… some in prayer) on behalf of the hospital. In this, my husband Mark’s 26th consecutive year, we volunteer knowing that if our neighbors need Childrens’, the hospital is there for them.
It is true that everyone wants your money. Some of you have already expended your donations for the year. If, however, you can spare a dime, perhaps you will be moved to donate. If you go to http://www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/courage-classic/, you will see photos, text and video of the annual fundraiser. Click on “donations” and type in Mark Dembosky to donate in his name.
Count your blessings and thank you for reading.