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Walk For Hope a warm place of support and love

On Saturday, Sept. 17, One Moment hosted our fourth annual Walk For Hope at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. We gathered together with families who have been affected by pregnancy and early infant loss and honored and celebrated our babies that are no longer with us. We had readings and a beautiful musical tribute, wildflower seed paper notes, a butterfly release, and a half mile walk.

We would like to thank our sponsors and donors for helping make our event a warm place of support and love. Thank you to Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, Alpine Bank, Valley View Hospital Family Birthplace, Bighorn Toyota, Mountain Family Health Centers, and Olde Towne Moving and Storage for their generous donations in sponsoring our walk. We also would like to personally thank Mark Bricklin of the Vail Daily who printed our Walk For Hope ad many times for just a small fee.

Thank you to Ham Dubois from Innermountain Distributing for donating bottled water and Aaron Badolato from Sweet ColoraDough for donating delicious doughnuts. We greatly appreciate Copy Copy in Glenwood Springs for donating the printing for our walk programs, and for City Market who donated beautiful chrysanthemums that gave our newly released butterflies a safe place to rest. We would also like to thank Two Rivers Community Foundation for once again overseeing all of our financials for this year’s event.

A special thank-you goes to our speaker, Heidi Faith, founder and director of Stillbirthday, who delivered a powerful message of hope and love, and brought so much care and compassion to our ceremony. We want to thank singer/songwriter Sue Krehbiel who shared a beautiful song that she penned that touched so many hearts. Thank you to Tami Knight of T. Knight Photography for donating her time and sharing her skills to beautifully photograph our event. Salvador Tovar-Guzman from CAT Visuals gave of his time and talent to video our event and provide us with a beautifully edited video compilation for which we are so grateful. Thank you to Gil Villarreal of Ex Nihilo Studios, who also gave generously for web work and design services.

We could not have done this without all of you. I am so grateful to live in a community that cares so much to rally and support our cause. Because of you all, we are supporting and touching the hurting hearts of people here in our little valley.

Marcia Villarreal

One Moment/Walk For Hope

Fly fishing classic raises funds for cystic fibrosis

Recently the Roaring Fork Valley hosted the 14th annual Cystic Fibrosis Redbone & Large Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Celebrity Classic.

This benefit tournament raises much-needed funds for cystic fibrosis research.

Many thanks to the generous participants and guides who donated their time and effort for this great cause. Guides included Jason Peltack, Nick Ferraro, Will Cardamone, Tim Robinson, Chris Kish, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Calcaterra, Willy Klein, Woody Boughton, Pete Mott, Matt Ippolitti, Will Sands, Gifford Maytham, Kevin Wildgen, Chase DeMeulenaere, Harry Portland, Rich Hastings, Brandon Soucie and Ivan Perrin. You guys are the best.

Also thanks to Umpqua Feather Merchants, Fly Water Outdoors, Green Drake Outdoors, Mountain Sports Products, Simms Fishing, Riverside Grill, The Inn at Aspen, European Catering, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Tom Skutely, Frying Pan Anglers and Taylor Creek Fly Shops.

Tim Heng and Scott Spooner

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