True North Spring 2020

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True North

Spring 2020 • Volume 10 • Issue 1

31st Annual NCMC Foundation Gala. . . . . .

Sparkling Kindness Eagle Scout Donation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

NCMC Foundation Go Baby Go Program . . . . . . . . . . . 6


22nd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal

Monday, June 8, 2020 Greeley Country Club - Greeley, CO Proceeds To Benefit Heart Safe City

For more information or to participate contact: Call 970-356-9020 or go to


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

Recap of upcoming events and update on NCMC Foundation office move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Sparkling Kindness Eagle Scout Donation

2020 Gala Nets over $175,000 for Patient Support Funds

“Studio 54” themed Gala; Frank and Kay Sherman, owners of The Human Bean franchises, honored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Donation of 100 diaper bags to NCMC’s Monfort Family Birth Center Women and Infant Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

NCMC Foundation Grants and Scholarships

NCMC Foundation Go Baby Go Program

22nd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot

Foundation helps children experience personalized fun in their own way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Over $1 million awarded in 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Over $40,000 raised to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Thanks to our Donors in 2019

Generous donations received. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

2020 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors Steve Baker, Tim Brynteson, Curtis Crylen, MD – Foundation Board Chairman, Lyndsay Deeter, MD, John Dollarhide, Case Gabel, Tom Grant – The Weld Trust Board President, John W. Haefeli, Kyle Holman – NCMC Foundation President & CEO, Evan Hyatt, Peter Martin, Jean Morrell, Craig Rasmuson, Masoud Shirazi, Hoyt Skabelund – Banner NoCo CEO, Sally Warde, Steve Williams

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 817 8th Avenue | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970-356-9020 Visit our website:

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation promotes philanthropy to enhance and ensure the health and well-being of the people in our region.

Letter from Foundation Leadership Friend of the NCMC Foundation, We’re off and running well into a new year here at the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation. This year began with a tremendous celebration at the NCMC Foundation Gala. (You’ll see plenty of pictures in this issue). The Gala started another year of successful fundraising and helping our community and the North Colorado Medical Center thrive. We are kicking off our fundraising events with the 3rd Annual Double Barrel Blast at Longmeadow Sporting Clays Course on Friday, May 8. A month later, we are hosting the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament at the Greeley Country Club on Monday, June 8. All are welcome to participate! See more information in this issue. Both events are benefitting our Heart Safe City program. With placement of over 500 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Weld County, we need to ensure we have the funds to replace pads and batteries, as well as fund a second initiative where we integrate our AED registry with Weld County dispatch. It’s an exciting next phase of the program that will save lives! As you may have read in the last issue of True North Magazine, we continue to define how the NCMC Foundation will function and impact our community and NCMC moving forward. We are now located off the campus of NCMC, in downtown Greeley with space we occupy with The Weld Trust. As our future comes into focus, we will communicate with you via mailings, True North, social media, and hopefully, seeing you in person in our wonderful community.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Kyle Holman NCMC Foundation President & CEO Pictured on the front cover (left to right): Standing: Jessica Lieser, Randie Lieser, Amy & Jacob Gomez, Mike & Diana Wood, Justin & Michelle Booren, Anthony & Julia Lieser Sitting: Ryann Crylen, Allison Bruce Miller

Staff Directory

Kyle Holman

Michelle Booren

Allison Bruce Miller

Amy Gomez

Randie Lieser

Diana Wood

President & CEO Administrative Assistant Development Program Director Development Coordinator Business Analyst Development Program Director


Sparkling Kindness Eagle Scout Donation For his Eagle Project to become an Eagle Scout, Kyle Sappington, from Henderson, CO, partnered with Colorado nonprofit Sparkling Kindness in December 2019 and donated 100 diaper bags to the Monfort Family Birth Center Women and Infant Services Department at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). “It was definitely a project that meant something to him,” said Jan’L Sappington, Kyle’s mom. She shared that Kyle was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a month when he was born a premature baby. The bags contained diapers, wipes, a bottle, a pacifier, a manicure kit, a blanket, a pair of socks, and Sparkling Kindness bracelets. Under the mentorship of Sparkling Kindness, Kyle collected all of the items and organized a group to pack the bags. Afterward, they brought the bags to NCMC and presented them to Senior Manager Autumn Woltemath and the Women and Infant Services staff members.

(Left to right) Lacy Crocker and Angie Bogardus, Sparkling Kindness; Kyle Sappington, Eagle Scout; Sheila Krug, RN, Cheri Wingard, RN, Miranda Cantin, RN, Women and Infant Services/Pediatric nurses.

(Left to right) Lacy Crocker and Gracie Crocker, Sparkling Kindness; Autumn Woltemath, RN, Senior Manager, Women and Infant Services and Pediatrics; Makenna Crocker, Sparkling Kindness; Kyle Sappington, Eagle Scout; Sheila Krug, RN, and Claudette Kosko, Women and Infant Services Health Unit Coordinator; Angie Bogardus, Sparkling Kindness.

“It is always such a pleasure seeing this group and what they bring for our mommies and little patients. Their generosity is truly appreciated,” Woltemath said. Sparkling Kindness is a small nonprofit based in Commerce City, CO. Through community-based projects, its mission is to offer light in one’s darkness. That occurs in many forms — through chemotherapy care bags, diaper bags, backpacks filled with school supplies, and many other projects. The hope of the organization is to lift others up during challenging times in life. “Kyle is an amazing young man who really did most of the project all on his own, through his community and his hard work. Sparkling Kindness gave him ideas on how to start, but everything else was done by him, his boy scout troop, and his family. The project came together beautifully, and we are so proud of him,” said Angie Bogardus, Sparkling Kindness Founding Member.


NCMC Foundation Funds Help Children Experience Personalized Fun in Their Own Way This past Christmas, twoyear-old Briella Sanchez received one of her most prized, personalized gifts to date, thanks to the help of her Pediatric Physical Therapist and North Colorado Medical Center Foundation donors. A toy vehicle is likely at the top of many children’s lists to Santa Claus, but this one was specifically designed with her needs in mind.

didn’t really have anything like that before.” Kristen is the wife of Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation President and CEO, and she mentioned the Go Baby Go program to him one night, trying to figure out how to bring it to Northern Colorado. He was immediately intrigued by the program’s concept and mission.

“I ran her idea by the Briella has worked with Foundation staff, because her Physical Therapist, of course, I am biased with Kristen Holman of Greeley’s regards to my wife,” Kyle Colorado in Motion, on explained. “They all loved her mobility and cognitive the idea, and we had some development skills since funding that wasn’t being Briella Sanchez in her customized toy she was 5 months old. Their vehicle from the NCMC Foundation. utilized that could be used relationship blossomed after toward the pilot program. Briella’s parents, Breanna and E.J., learned from This is a need in our community that isn’t being their doctor that Briella wasn’t meeting certain addressed by anyone else.” milestones similar to other children her age. Since then, Briella has made incredible progress, and now is the first child to receive a customized toy vehicle from the NCMC Foundation that fosters her independence and keeps improving her cognitive and motor skills as she grows. An inaugural program, the NCMC Foundation utilized pediatric rehab funds to bring the nationally known Go Baby Go program, which helps provide these cars to differently abled young children, to Northern Colorado. Through the assistance of volunteer electricians and funding from the NCMC Foundation, the Colorado In Motion team engineered a toy car by hand for Briella.


“We are really excited,” Breanna said. “It’s cool how they’ve made it to fit her exact needs. This car will give her the ability to play and ride around with her brothers and sister now — she

Briella’s tiny face lit up when Kristen placed her into the seat of her modified toy vehicle for the first time. Puzzled yet inquisitive, she investigated her new ride as her family emotionally watched. She scoped out the joystick, installed as a more effective control for her needs than a traditional steering wheel. She tapped on a few areas of the toy car, attempting to figure out its purpose. After a few tries with Kristen, Briella caught on to the operations of her new toy, and her family learned how to work its associated remote control — no speeding tickets for this baby. “It’s a blessing to be one of the first families to get a toy like this,” E.J. said. The goal of the NCMC Foundation is to help families like the Sanchez family for years to come through this program.

NCMC Foundation Funds Help Children Experience Personalized Fun in Their Own Way continued Associates About Go Baby Go and the Science Behind the Toys Always browsing publications and new research about physical therapy, Kristen discovered the Go Baby Go program and immediately recognized its value. After learning there were no similar local programs, she decided to bring it to the area with the help of her Colorado in Motion colleague, Jessica Albers. Go Baby Go originated as a research project at the University of Delaware, but it now has trained volunteers in more than 40 communities. With the objective of giving children with mobility conditions the opportunity to play and socialize with their peers, research has shown the toy cars

“A lot of times, families don’t know what to buy their kids who don’t interact with toys the same way as other kids,” Kristen explained. “This is a way to help these children move forward in development without having the family spend the time, money, or energy to create something like this on their own.” Kristen knew the program could help Briella’s needs, so she approached the Sanchez family to be the program’s first recipient. Intrigued, they agreed, thankful for the opportunity to be provided with a gift designed specifically to help their daughter with inclusivity. “With Briella, we work on a lot of movement to show her how she can move and enjoy experiences on her own,” Kristen said. “Movement and cognitive development are closely tied together — the more you move and explore your environment, the more you can learn about it through seeing, touching, and interacting.”

Through the vehicle, Briella will learn touch-and-response movements; for example, she will learn that when she moves the car’s joystick in a specific direction, the car moves in that direction, enabling her to move throughout her home (Left to right) Jessica Alberts, Physical Therapist; Marianna Arana, Physical Therapist student; on her own. Briella can Ben Miller with Autonomous Correct; and Kristen Holman, Doctor of Physical Therapy, work on assembling Briella’s Jeep. learn more efficiently when she has control over her own exploration, rather than being offer cognitive, social, motor, language, and other carried or pushed by others, which is another way developmental benefits. They’re also a great way this toy vehicle will help in her development. to provide children who are too young to operate a power wheelchair with newfound independence.


NCMC Foundation Funds Help Children Experience Personalized Fun in Their Own Way continued Associates “It takes a team of people to accomplish this, and to have the support from a foundation to provide the supplies and build these cars is incredible,” Kristen said.

the last. Each modified vehicle takes anywhere between $600 and $1,000 to build and engineer, and Kyle said he hopes this inaugural event will gain momentum to eventually help more families and children with mobility conditions in Greeley and Weld County.

Kristen Holman, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Briella try out her new Jeep.

The vehicles are not distributed based on a financial need, but rather on the professional opinion of a physical therapist about the benefit a patient would see with the toy. With NCMC Foundation donors on their side, more young children in the community will have the ability to experience the same fun toys as their peers, while gaining the benefit of mobility and improving cognitive skills.

Briella’s grandmother, Chappie Almarez, had tears “We have a lot of hope this will in her eyes while watching help get her to the next level of “My hope is this will inspire her granddaughter play in people to give to the NCMC where she needs to be.” her car for the first time. Foundation to fund more of – Chappie Almarez, Briella’s grandmother Already making “leaps and these adaptive toys,” Kyle bounds” of progress working said. “It’s not something you with Kristen, Chappie said would think about all too often unless you were in she was encouraged to see her granddaughter a situation like these families.” make even more progress in improving her motor skills. He concluded: “Through this program, we can “We have a lot of hope this will help get her to the next level of where she needs to be,” she said.

What the Future Holds Briella was the first patient to benefit from the Go Baby Go program, but she certainly won’t be


help remedy a situation like Briella’s. She doesn’t just have to watch her brothers and sister play with their toys — now, she gets to join in the play and advance her skills. Plus, that little girl will most likely be speeding by them before too long!”

2020 Gala Nets Over $175,000 for Patient Support Funds In what has become one of the signature philanthropic events in Northern Colorado, there was much to celebrate as the 31st Annual North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Gala, presented by Noble Energy, held on January 25, got underway. Nearly 670 guests turned out for the “Studio 54” themed, black-tie Gala, held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa, which raised over $175,000 in net proceeds for the North Colorado Medical Center. Each year, the NCMC Foundation honors an outstanding individual, organization, or family for distinguished service and leadership in healthcare in our community. Charity, compassion, and kindness live in the DNA of this year’s recipients, Frank and Kay Sherman, owners of The Human Bean franchises in Weld County. Longtime supporters of the NCMC Foundation and other nonprofit organizations in our community, the couple has donated over $230,000 through their “Coffee for a Cure” program, which supports the North Colorado Medical Center Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. Their commitment to helping others is one of the many reasons they were honored as the 2020 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award recipients. During the evening program, guests learned many patients seek financial assistance while

receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions. During 2018, the Foundation provided nearly $115,000 in support to over 400 patients. There are several Patient Support Funds established at the NCMC Foundation for needs such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, counseling services, and other hardships such as transportation, clothing, and food. Proceeds from this year’s Gala benefit these vital Patient Support Funds. The ballroom was transformed into “Studio 54,” complete with the iconic street entrance and LED dance floor. Ambiance of the evening included aerialists, a stilt walker, costumed dancers, and the disco beats of DJ Brian Howe. Guests enjoyed an elegant gourmet dinner, wine, and specialty drinks; the opportunity to bid on over 80 unique auction items including a trip to New York, suite seats at premiere sporting events, autographed memorabilia, spa packages, and more; a wine pull; and new this year, the opportunity to win a stunning bracelet by designer Allison Kaufman, donated by Weiss Jewelers of Greeley and valued at $5,100. Entertainment highlights included performances by Colorado Dancesport, including dance instruction to “Night Fever” from the classic movie, “Saturday Night Fever.” Special guest, Stan Bush, radio and television personality, emceed the evening’s program. 9

“This year’s Gala was simply amazing,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “It was an honor to celebrate this year’s Legacy Award honorees, Frank and Kay Sherman of The Human Bean, and to raise money for the many Patient Support Funds established at the NCMC Foundation. Because of the continued generosity of so many individuals and businesses in our community, the NCMC Foundation can continue helping others in their time of need. I am truly thankful for our sponsors, underwriters, committee members, and volunteers for their ongoing support.”

Frank and Kay Sherman, 2020 Legacy Award winners, along with Kyle Holman, Mary Scheid, and Mary Dickinson, holding the check for proceeds donated from Coffee for a Cure.


The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as NCMC’s philanthropic partner in supporting healthcare at NCMC and in the community. During that time, the NCMC Foundation has been entrusted as stewards of over $55 million in charitable gifts.

For further information, go to All photos courtesy of Juan Leal.

Table Centerpiece

Back row: Matt Brucklacher, Steve Bytnar, Travis Gillmore, Kathy Bytnar, Mia Clancy, Audrey & Tim Pike, Tim Clancy, Steve Baker Front row: Sonja Brucklacher, Jennifer Gillmore, Teresa Baker

Dr. Curtis & Ryann Crylen, Cindy & Dr. Jim Wolach

Guests enjoying disco beats.


Randie & Randy Lieser, Michelle & Justin Booren, Jessica Lieser & Justin Hill, Julia & Anthony Lieser


Kay & Frank Sherman - The Human Bean, 2020 NCMC Foundation Legacy Award Recipients

Monica & Dr. Brian Money

Sara Quale with entertainers

Steve & Julianne Fritz

January & Jade Windell

Cory Coppock & Dr. Lydia Hostetler, Traci & Dr. James Summers, Dr. Colleen & William Foos

Jessica Teal & Meredith McGowan

Mallory & Dr. Brian Henry


Back row: Chad Holman, Jay Burnett, Matt Reck, Kyle Holman, Chad Schafer, Front row: Kari Holman, Lisa Burnett, Kendall Reck, Kristin Holman, Dawn Schafer


Trying their luck at the gaming tables

Back row: Jannine Simone, Jeff Carlson, Mike Simone, Rose Stoller, Travis Gillmore, Brandon & Erika Houtchens Front row: Mark & Sherri Lawley, Jason & Lindsey Yeater, Jennifer Jenkins, Lisa Anselme, Ellen Stewart, Jennifer Gillmore, Judy & Mike Bond

Don & Jocelyn Minette

Beth & Bill Francis

Nate & Caity Kvamme, Melissa & Bo Winter

Matt Norton & Dr. Claire Murphy

Kyle & Kristen Holman


Brian & Pam Howes, Margaret & Neil Keohane, Jennifer Keefer Drumright & Jeremiah Drumright, Tiffany & Jason Hettinger

Room DĂŠcor


Austin & Linda Pace

Amy & Jacob Gomez

Susan & Jack LaBonde Jr.

Joe Hoover & Cathy Schmit-Hoover

Craig Rasmuson & Tara Norris

Diana & Mike Wood

Rich & Christina Werner



Stacey Long & Sueann Swetzig

Melinda & Dr. David Blatt

Adele & Lee Morehead

Miley & Tommy Joyce

Joy Waters-Urias & Raul Urias

MaeBeth & George Tappin

Mary Scheid, Mary Dickinson, Kristy Kuntz, Charissa Michelena

The Human Bean

Back row: Jeremy & Julie Flockhart, Gayle Keen, Suzie Harden, Tony Miller, Teri Seimer Front row: Amanda Prescott, Tara Howe

Silent Auction

Room Décor

Scott & Michelle Rettmer, Bonnie Sowder, Cadi & Alex Rettmer


Misty Dockins & Debbie Waines

Garrett & Kimberly Walker, Karla & John Bowness

Table DĂŠcor


Carissa Bamford, with Scott Rettmer and Alex Rettmer of Weiss Jewelers and emcee Stan Bush, wins the Bubbles & Bling bracelet valued at $5,100.

Nicole Valliere, Stacy Merritt, Michelle Wagner, Victoria Williams

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center staff members

Jeff & Sue Jiron

Hunter & Lauren Dunham

Diane & Dave Lillo


Eric & Carmen Edens, Chris Cunningham & Tauna Rignall, Shannon Borders, Sandy & Craig Pralle

Silent Auction


Robbie Hankins, Laura Obert, Mitchel Reuss

Autumn & Ken Estes

Brian & Meaghan Schiller

Greg & Gina Pickerel

Stephen & Elizabeth Meeker

Dustin & Bianca Case

Dakota & Meredith Mason


Michael & Michelle Murray


Javondai & Terry Anderson

Banner Health NOCO team members

Myles & Tammy Dockter

Nik Miller & Allison Bruce Miller, Steve & Rebecca Garber, Liz Graves, Julia Gentry, Kristina & Dr. Edwin Garcia, Bonnie & Dan Feilmeier

Sami McIntyre & Codi Reynolds

Kara & Chris Roth

Chun & Dr. Arnold Pfahnl


Shelly Dilley, Tiffany Scott, Leslie Pecharich, Jacklyn Summers, Sara Hemmings


Standing: Sharon Herdman, Rose Stoller, Lorrie Dinner Sitting: Gayle Keen, Tammy Swisher

Jeff & Giselle Christinson

Becky Kosach, Ashley Brandt, Hanna Royals, Karrina Befus

Dr. Meghan & Jason Fels

Tim & Sally Warde

Christy Mahaney & Luke McCartney

Chris & Dr. Beth Gibbons

Rhonda Morehead & Kevin Mullin, Mike & Kelly Nichols, Joanna & Kurt Spieler


Back row: Angela & Ben Gonzales Front row: Oscar Villa & Blanca Munoz, Nelson & Jennifer Trujillo, Irish Martin-Danhoff & Shane Danhoff

Bob & Karen Skillman


Troy & Allie Nickerson

Back row: Kara Sabolcik, Rachel Walton Front row: Sam Garrett, David Sabolcik, Eric & Lisa Ebeling, Barb & Tracy Damrell

Taylor Hughes & Tanner Sparks, Wendy & John Sparks, Christine & Tyson Sparks

Jyl Ellis & Autumn Woltemath

Carol & Rod Salter

Blackeagle Energy Services & Xcel Energy


Shawn & Trisha Easthouse, Brett & Naomi Tooley, Monica & Rusty Rauman, Mike Guinn


Deb & Gary Murphy

Paul & Laura Harter

David & Amanda Williams

Jesse & Elizabeth Leos

Russ Justice & Julee Reynolds, Tonga & Doug Stimpson

Dave & Kim Christianson, Colleen & Steve Carrico

Randie Lieser, Michelle Booren, Allison Bruce Miller, Amy Gomez, Kyle Holman, Diana Wood

Zach & Mandi Huston


Silent Auction: UNC Athletics VIP Sports Package, including autographed helmet by UNC Head Football Coach, Ed McCaffrey.


Randie & Randy Lieser

Cassie & Ben Gonzales

Tracy & Barbara Damrell, Jean & Pete Morrell

Michelle & Josh Little

Katie Faris & Drew Lail

Clayton & Kara Smith, Krista & Bryan Haubert

Allen & Allis Gilbert

Chris Fine & Jen Cooper

Max & Becca Trehus, Rawleigh Nelson & Brian Brehm


Jay & Susan Pointer, Toby & Amber Pollock, Jesse & Chasta MacCue, Matt & Jenny Brown

Guests dancing and admiring the aerialist.

Kaycee Lytle & Megan Olearnick, Tim & Sheila Croissant, Dena & Paul Knapp, Shelly & Tom Prenger


Roxanne Troschinetz, Hailey Elliot, Kim Porter

Sarah Hays, Jim Reagan & Annie Lone, Emily Kincaid

Silent Auction

DJ Brian Howe spinning disco tunes.

Ashlee & Greg Synowka




NCMC Foundation Awards Over $1M in Grants and Scholarships in 2019! The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation funds lifesaving and life-changing programs both at North Colorado Medical Center and in the community. Included among the many grants made in 2019 were funds to purchase the very best in diagnostic and medical equipment at NCMC, scholarships to support individuals pursuing a degree in healthcare, and continuing education funding for NCMC professional staff. Your contributions truly make a difference in our hospital and community.


to support the purchase of specialized equipment for the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

$375,000 to support the Greeley Lion’s Adult Eyeglass

program, vision services through the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired, and capital funding to establish an optometry clinic at the Sunrise Community Health Center Monfort Family Clinic.

$128,208 in patient support

$78,884 for

scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.

programs for qualified individuals. Support includes specialized burn garments for burn outpatients, assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing cancer treatment and/or other serious medical conditions, basic clothing to patients through the Hospitality Closet when clothing has been destroyed or damaged due to injury or during initial treatment by emergency personnel, mammograms and diagnostic services, Lifeline emergency alert systems, and fitness programs for cardiac and pulmonary patients.

$66,163 to NCMC


to purchase flight suits, training manikins, and infusion pump kits for the Med Evac program. 40

departments to support Trauma Services, CardioVascular Institute, Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy, Oncology, Diabetes, Respiratory Care, Monfort Family Birth Center, Western States Burn Center, and continuing education for NCMC staff.

$38,020 to place and maintain

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Weld County as part of the Heart Safe City program.


for furniture, guest supplies, and remodeling at the Hospitality House.

$28,020 for staff continuing education, and

MolecuLight i:X System devices for the Outpatient Wound Clinic.


for specialized education for the NCMC rehabilitation staff through the Wendall Fuller Fund.

$16,085 to provide

one-time prescription assistance through the MedAid Prescription program to individuals in Weld County who have an urgent medication need, but no way to cover the cost.

$5,450 for the speaker

at the annual regional cancer conference through the Walter Bain Endowed Lecture Fund.


for the Paramedic Services Daphne Project offering care to pets involved while responding to emergency calls. Photo by Joshua Polson, courtesy of Greeley Tribune

$4,808 to purchase

toys, games, and movies for the Pediatric Department through the Lucile Harrison Fund.


to assist burn patients and their families who are experiencing hardship through the Marty L. Wakefield Knights of Swallows Founder’s Fund.

$1,683 for patient education materials as part of the ICD (Implantable CardioverterDefibrillator) support group, and diabetes books.

Total $1,094,575 41

22nd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center, hosted the 22nd Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy, on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. After a snow storm dropped a significant amount of snow in Greeley two days before the event, approximately 1,800 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in the 2K/5K Fun Run/Walk, one of the largest Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving Day in Northern Colorado! Over $40,000 net proceeds will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients. The NCMC Foundation extends a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Race start — over 1,800 runners and walkers anticipate the signal for the race to begin. committee members, hospital departments, and the over 200 volunteers that make the event so successful! A special thank you to the Frontier Academy Honors Choir for their remarkable performance of the National Anthem. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the U.S., someone suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds and one person dies every 37 seconds from cardiovascular disease. Approximately one in five heart attacks are silent — meaning they happen and the person may not be aware of it. About 647,000 people die annually from heart disease, which equates to about one in every four deaths. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and also causes long-term disability. The number of people who have COPD is on the rise with more than 12 million who are currently diagnosed. It’s estimated another 12 million may have COPD and not realize it. Lung disease affects more than just the lungs, but the entire body. The brain, heart, muscles, and all organs are affected by less oxygen. For more information on the NCMC Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, please call 970-810-6204.

Race results, photos, and videos of the 22nd Annual Turkey Trot can be viewed at All photos courtesy of Juan Leal.


Second Place 5K male finisher Alejandro Garcia exchanges a congratulatory “five” with First Place 5K male finisher Brian Llamas.

Mama and Little Turkey with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Team Turkey Head

Papa and Little Turkey

Santa and Mrs. Claus looking great!

Emcee Jim Lord, Race Director Heather Schminke, and Turkey Trot mascot, Gobble!

Doug Bell, Natasha Perles, and Wehazit Kelati celebrate their race finish.

Doug Bell powers through to the race finish.

Bryce Ruff, Melissa Humbert, Santa, Frank Ruff, and Mrs. Claus — we are never too old to sit on Santa’s lap!

2019 racers get ready to begin the race on a crisp winter day.

Dave Manke, Addy Voelker, Katie Voelker, Mallory Warner, Scott Warner, and Logan Voelker pose with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Mike Deeter nears the finish line.


Thanks to our Donors in 2019 Gifts of $25,000 or more Banner Health – North Colorado Medical Center The Human Bean Knights of Swallows Noble Energy Gerald Rennels SRC Energy The Weld Trust formerly NCMC, Inc.

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Cache Bank & Trust Carrico Family Foundation Nick and Jan Francis Jr. Steve and Audrey Gabel Greeley Independence Stampede Paul and Mary Henneck Carl and JoAnn Hill Jr. Jerome Charitable Lead Trust Montera Family Foundation NGL Water Solutions, LLC Ranack Cares Foundation, Inc. Reck Flyers, LLC Mike and Lori Shoop

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 A&W Water Service, Inc. Aims Community College Alison Jo Jenkins Memorial Scholarship at the Weld Community Foundation Corie and Paige Baessler Blackeagle Energy Services Don Bowerman Cementer’s Well Service, Inc.

Donor Recognition Area in the main lobby of North Colorado Medical Center

DCP Operating Company W. Lee Detterer Scott and Holly Ehrlich First FarmBank Great Western Petroleum Richard and Mary Kemme Foundation Masoud Shirazi Family Foundation Mike Harper Livestock North Central Chapter Colorado Oil and Gas Association Northeast Colorado Regional Emergency Medical PDC Energy, Inc. Phelps-Tointon, Inc. ProFrac Richmark Companies Titan Solutions, LLC Tim and Sally Warde Weld County Fish & Wildlife High Plains Shooting Range

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999 51 Fifty Solutions, Inc. Adolfson & Peterson Construction Aerotek

Harmon and Laurie Anderson Applied Control Atlas Healthcare Partners Baessler Homes Bank of Colorado Basic Energy Services BBVA Becker Safety and Supply Big Creek Resources Allan and Lisa Bliesmer Mike and Judy Bond Kevin and Karen Bothwell George and Karin Boughter Boulder Associates, PC Randy Bucklen Burris Company, Inc. C&J Energy Services Dr. Bobbi Chambers Hawk Children’s Hospital Colorado Citizen Printing Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann Complete Energy Services Consolidated Fabrication and Constructors Credit Union of Colorado Crothall Healthcare Power Service/Distribution NOW John and Marie Dollarhide Empire Electric Inc.



Ensign Expedition Water Solutions Fairacres Manor, Inc. Farmers Bank Fiske Electric Flatirons Drilling, Inc. Flood and Peterson Flotek Flutterby Foundation Ltd. Francis Royalties, LLC Julia Gentry Travis and Jennifer Gillmore GMCO Corporation Great Western Bank Anna Greenawalt Benjamin Gruseck Dr. Richard Halbert and Janice K. Ranson, Esq. Halliburton Energy Services Steve and Laurie Hamit Dr. Amanda Harding and Paul Harding Hensel Phelps Sharon Herdman HighPoint Resources Dylan and Allison Hockett Holy Cross Energy Huwa Farms LLC Jacam Catalyst Oilfield Services John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Justice Trucking & Excavation, Inc. Chris Klein KP Kauffman Company, Inc. Jack and Susan LaBonde Jr. Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LaSalle Oil Company Valerie Leal-Whitehead Wilbur and Norma Lease Liberty Oilfield Services Randy and Randie Lieser James E. and Charlote A. Lord II Loustalet Family Fund at the Weld Community Foundation Royal and Angela Lovell LSI Insurance Agency, Inc. Lundvall Enterprises, Inc. M&M Excavation Company McKee Wellness Foundation MDL Innovative Services, Inc. Meadow Gold Dairy Med-Trans Corporation

Carl and Martha Minnig Pete and Jean Morrell MRC Global Mundt Energy Services Naill Services Inc. NCMC Volunteers New American Funding Noble Midstream Norfolk Iron & Metal Northeastern Colorado Firefighters Association Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital Tom and Kay Norton Occidental Petroleum Corporation Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. OtterCares Foundation Patriot Well Solutions Dr. Joshua and Jessica Poles Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc. David and Patricia Pringle Pro Oilfield Inspection PTW Energy Services Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C. Rain for Rent Dr. Kenneth and Beth Richards Richter Orthodontics, PC Roche Constructors, Inc. Dr. Daphne K. RommereimMadden and Sean Madden Sandbox Logistics Justin and Jenny Scholz Ken and Pat Schultz The Shaya Fund of InFaith Community Foundation Silverline Services SPN Well Services John Stapleton Ellen E. Stewart and Donald R. Vancil Summit Oilfield Services Summit Pathology Sunrise Community Health Dr. Robert and Julie Swaney III T.R. Robel Services, Inc. The Bucklen Foundation The Home Depot Pro, Tim and Sally Warde Thru Tubing Solutions Timberline Oil Tools, LLC UNI Design, Inc., Mark and Enita Hout

University of Northern Colorado Rev. Dr. Mark and Geneva Weiler Weld County Garage Truck City Wellsite Services, Inc. Wenaas Family Foundation Western States Fire Protection Company Wright Choice, Inc. Xcel Energy

Gifts of $250 to $999 AJ’s Backflow Testing, LLC Charlotte Allen Allosource American Century Anderson & Whitney Ascent Geomatics Solutions Avita Medical Americas LLC Baker Team Corporation - Steve and Teresa Baker Cody and Carisa Bamford Betty Bechtholdt Larry Besack Dr. David and Melinda Blatt Craig and Liberty Bollig Timothy Bowers John and Karla Bowness John and Jessica Bragg Braun Northwest, Inc. Julie Brende Holly Bressler Perry Buck Cold Stone Creamery Colorado Oil & Gas Association Connecting Point Norman Corbin Dr. Curtis E. and Ryann Crylen CSL Behring, LLC Darin and Kristin Dalton Craig DeKraai Lorrie Dinner Double Tree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park Susan Dvorak C. William and Debbi Eastwood Mike Eberhard and Ann Samek Ehrlich Toyota M. Margaret Eisenman Elevate Energy Services Leslie Exner

FMS Bank Elwyn and Marilynn Freier Steven and Julianne Fritz David W. Fry Cassandra Gardner Dr. Benjamin and Bleny George Dave and Sarah German Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac Jacob and Amy Gomez Ray and Laura Goodrich Tom and Margaret Grant Greeley Country Club Greeley Firefighters Local 888 Gunnison County Electric Association Georgia Gutierrez H2 Enterprises James and Beth Hall Hall-Irwin Construction Company Judy Harper Bryan and Krista Haubert Andrea Hawkins Karen Height Richard and Kristi Helzer Dr. Cecilia M. and Joseph Hirsch Rebecca Holder-Otte Ed and Renee Holloway Kyle and Kristen Holman Pamela Howes Greg and Suzanne Hubbard Evan and Chris Hyatt Innovest Portfolio Solutions, LLC Kevin and Shanna Jackson Jet Marketing, LLC Altis Johnson Kaiser Permanente KCI Kay Kosmicki Steve and Megan LaForest Larry and Cathy Lande Larson Insurance Agency, Inc. Don Laue Gregg and Jody Leonnig Limon Area Fire Protection District Hannah Lobato Annie Lone Loveland Chamber of Commerce Pamela Luster Drs. Maurice and Marianne Lyons Jesse and Chasta MacCue

Peter and Beth Martin Cecil and Joanne McPherron Scott McPherson Carroll and Roberta Miller Nik and Allison Miller Dr. Christopher Moore and Ann Little Kerri Moore Morning Fresh Farms, Inc. Nadine Mossman Deborah Murphy Kenny and Jeannette Naill National Inspection Services, LLC Craig and Anne Nerby New Lifecare Management Services, LLC Pathways Hospice PCS Ferguson, Inc. Dr. Alexia Peake-Inhulsen and Brad Inhulsen Planet Fitness Quality Well & Pump Leslie and Sandra Race Katherine Redman Angela Richard David Roberts Roche Constructors, Inc. Don and Leota Romick Joel and Joyce Rothman Dr. Shane Rowan Michelle Saenz Saint Aubyn Homes Francisco Salamanca Justin Sanders Sears Real Estate Tim and Rachel Shannon Shannon Sharrah Marcia Siebring James and Alice Smith Bonnie Sowder John and Wendy Sparks Rose Stoller Swire Coco-Cola, USA George and MaeBeth Tappin John Teague Tetra Tech Texas Roadhouse Thomas & Tyler, LLC Todd Family Foundation Bob and Jeannine Truswell Upstate Colorado Economic Development

Voya Financial Walmart Distribution Center Lee Walters Gene P. Weber Weld County Garage Buick GMC Weld Family Clinic of Chiropractic, LLC Dr. James and Cindy Wolach Jeffrey and Autumn Woltemath Work Out West Stuart and Ruth Wright Dr. Ning Yang and Brandon Gress Zoll Medical Corporation

In Memory Mary Corbin Mary Diaz Louise DuVall Freddie Freeman Michelle Ging Brian Harp Grace Hoagland Herman Huwa Victoria Klein Carol Loftis Maxine Lopez Dmitriy “Dima” Miceli Nancy Moore Jack Norris Kenneth “Mike” Pedigo Thomas Redding Terry Savage Lillian Schaeffer John Shupe Sharon Simonds Marjorie Thomas Connie Wenzel Lily Widney Dr. Sam E. Widney Perry Wilcox Jerry Williams

In Honor James E. and Charlotte A. Lord Hannah Newman The Weld Trust formerly NCMC, Inc. Board of Directors 47

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 817 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631

Upcoming Events Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament presented by Atlas Energy Services and Gusher Oilfield Services

Longmeadow Game Resort, Clays Club, and Event Center Wiggins, CO Friday, May 8, 2020 – 9:00 am Benefiting the Heart Safe City program. Contact Kyle Holman at 970-356-9020 or for sponsorship opportunities and registration information.

NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Greeley Country Club Monday, June 8, 2020 Benefiting the Heart Safe City program. AM and PM tee times available. Contact Allison Bruce Miller at 970-356-9020 or for sponsorship opportunities and registration information.

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