Clínica Tepeyac's Fiesta 2012 on September 29 Will Celebrate a Proud History of Care Delivery

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More than 500 Persons Expected for Fiesta This Year

Clínica Tepeyac’s friends and founders will honor the non-profit health clinic’s proud history of caring for some of our city’s most vulnerable people at its “Fiesta” fundraising gala on September 29.

Fiesta 2012 “Una Celebración de Cultura y Vida! - A Celebration of Culture and Life!” is on Saturday, September 29, at the National Western Stadium Arena, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Honorary Chairs for this year’s gala include, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and his wife, Becky Hogan, The Honorable Ken Salazar and Hope Hernandez-Salazar, The Honorable Federico Pena and Cindy Pena, Ron and Naomi Montoya, Mario and Irma Carrera, Max and Elaine Appel, and Terry Minger.

Two prestigious awards will be presented at Fiesta 2012. Chris Chrisman will be celebrated as 2012’s Outstanding Volunteer, and Mental Health America will be honored as 2012’s Outstanding Community Partner.

Emceed by 9News’ Gregg Moss and Belen DeLeon with major support from the Piton Foundation/The Children’s Corridor and Suncor Energy, Clínica Tepeyac’s Fiesta will feature terrific Mexican fare for dinner, silent and live auctions, and an impressive array of Latin-flavored entertainment.

Fiesta 2012 is made possible with additional support from Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Rose Medical Center, Denver Health Foundation, Health Center at Auraria, Metro State University Denver, The Colorado Trust, Shaw Construction and Solera Bank.

This year’s Host Dinner Committee includes: Patricia Barela Rivera, Rep. Crisanta Duran, Ron and Naomi Montoya, Brenda and Gilbert Vasquez, Larry and Michelle Trujillo, Patty Baca, Dr. Steve and Ruth Jordan, Nita Gonzales, Councilwoman Judy Montero, Nolbert Chavez and Cindy Pena.

Fiesta 2012 is an opportunity to recognize Clínica Tepeyac’s contributors, affiliates and advocates whose support has helped the clinic care for more than 6,000 clients annually. More than 500 supporters are expected to celebrate Clínica Tepeyac’s legacy of service to the region’s under and uninsured. Staffed with the help of volunteer medical personnel, Clínica Tepeyac offers outpatient care and a host of preventive health education programs. Located in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood, Clínica Tepeyac provides medical care and mental health services for men, women, children and teens.

Since 1994, Clínica Tepeyac has provided basic and preventive health care and health education to tens of thousands of uninsured residents across the Metro Area—serving as a critical safety net for those in need and minimizing the collective impact of the uninsured on the region’s public health system.

Individual tickets are $100. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, call Lucille Rivera at 720-274-2929, email lrivera(at)clinicatepeyac(dot)org, or visit http://www.clinicatepeyac.org.

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