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Mike and Marilynn Loustalet – Recognizing the Importance of
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Transforming local healthcare through philanthropy
Summer 2014 • Volume 4 • Issue 2
Mike and Marilynn Loustalet –
Recognizing the Importance of
Healthcare Philanthropy . . . . 3
32nd Annual North Colorado Med Evac Golf
Tournament raises over $40,000. . . . . . . . . . . . 8
UNC Bears, Banner/NCMC Benefit
from Community Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal.
In This Issue
Letter from Foundation Leadership
We’re better working together to bring
philanthropy in our area forward. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Mike and Marilynn Loustalet - Recognizing
the Importance of Healthcare Philanthropy
How the Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial
Nursing Scholarship came to be. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing
Scholarship Recipients
Maria Libretti and Cara Schneider. . . . . . . . . . . . 5
NCMC Renovation Project Underway
$60 million Master Campus Plan update. . . . . . 6
Mildred S. Hansen Scholarship Recipient
Martha Solis
2014 Mildred S. Hansen Tuition Nursing
Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
32nd Annual North Colorado Med Evac Golf
Tournament Raises over $40,000
Golf Tournament Thank You & photos. . . . . . . . . 8
Did You Make a Mistake – Who is Your
Team Tanner Donates $5,000 to Establish
Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education
June 10 dedication ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
UNC Bears, Banner/NCMC Benefit From
Community Partnership
NCMC physicians and athletic trainers provide
services to student athletes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2014 Grants and Scholarships Awarded
Foundation gives a total of $313,910 to
support NCMC and community programs. . . . . 16
Foundation’s Holman Chairs 2014 Greeley
Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation’s Director
of Major Gifts takes the lead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
NCMC Foundation Awards $95,000 in
Recently announced scholarship
recipients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Board Member Profile
Meet Curtis and Ryann Crylen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson
& Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Do you have a story to tell?
If you’ve been a patient at NCMC and have been touched by the care you have received
and would like to tell your story, please contact Amy Gomez at 970-356-9020 or email her
at [email protected]. Thank you.
North Colorado Medical Center Foundation
1801 16th Street | Greeley, CO 80631
Ph: 970.356.9020 | Fax: 970.350.6723
[email protected]
Visit our website www.ncmcfoundation.org
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
There is an old African proverb that contains
a great deal of wisdom: “If you want to
go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go
together.” The North Colorado Medical
Center Foundation continues to strive
to transform local healthcare through
philanthropy. This is evidenced by the
$50 million that has been raised primarily
from Weld County donations since the
Foundation was formed in 1975. This is
a great example of how going far is best
achieved by working together!
Percentage of income given to charity: 3.8%;
median charitable contribution: $1,946;
median income: $51,773.
In Larimer County, the statistics are very
similar – Percentage of income given
to charity: 4.6%; median charitable
contribution: $2,510; median income:
Chris Kiser
Foundation President
We are in a time of enormous opportunity
for organized philanthropy in Weld County.
The role and contributions of foundations
are being reshaped by a combination of
continuing growth in the philanthropic
sector, new and different strategies for
social change, and emerging forms of
collaboration that lead to positive results,
as well as a new set of perspectives
that a younger generation is bringing to
Locally as well as nationally, religious
organizations continue to receive the
most gifts, at 31%, while higher education
received 13%. Healthcare, which is a
comparatively new philanthropic choice,
came in at 1.5%.
In order to continue to transform local
healthcare through philanthropy, and to
ensure that residents of Weld County receive
the best possible care at NCMC, we need
Ray Cullen
you to keep our hospital at the forefront of
Foundation Board Chair
your personal philanthropy. Whether it is
an annual gift; participation in one of our
special events; making a gift to one of our many
funds; or, including NCMC in your estate planning
In addition to the NCMC Foundation’s $50 million
strategy, you are making a significant impact on the
fundraising total since its inception in 1975, the
quality of healthcare delivered in our community.
Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld
County has seen unprecedented growth under the
Thanks for your interest in the NCMC Foundation,
leadership of Judy Knapp. Knapp, who recently
and be sure to let us know if we can provide you
announced her retirement effective in January of
with additional information on how you can make a
2015, has led the foundation for 10 years of its
17 year history. During her tenure as CEO, the
Remember, if we want to go far, it is easier to do it
Community Foundation has seen a remarkable 86%
growth in assets. Congratulations to Judy on a job
well done!
While the residents of Greeley and Weld County
have always been incredibly generous to our local
nonprofit organizations, there is a limited amount of
discretionary income available. Here is a snapshot
of philanthropy for Weld County in 2013, for donors
earning an income of $50,000 or more annually:
Chris Kiser
NCMC Foundation President
Ray Cullen
2014 NCMC Foundation Board Chair
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Mike and Marilynn Loustalet –
Recognizing the Importance of Healthcare Philanthropy
the NCMC Foundation’s
The importance of
Campaign for the Cancer
quality local healthcare
Institute at North Colorado
was instilled in Mike
Medical Center, and have
Loustalet early in his
made contributions to other
life. His mother, Belle,
local organizations, including
graduated from nurse’s
the Community Foundation
training school at the old
and the University of
Greeley Hospital, located
Northern Colorado Athletic
at the corner of 16th
Department, among others.
Street and 11th Avenue,
in 1915. Belle’s specialty
Marilynn and Mike Loustalet
A proud lifelong resident
was providing home care to
of Greeley, Mike was born
patients, until she eventually retired in the mid-1950s
in 1924, and recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
as a supervisor at what was then Weld County General
A graduate of Greeley High School’s class of 1942,
Hospital (now North Colorado Medical Center).
Mike enlisted in the United States Army Air Force
after graduation, and served in the 1892nd Aviation
Mike and his wife, Marilynn, established the Belle
Engineer Battalion in the South Pacific. He worked
Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship in
on a surveying crew in the jungles surrounding
2008. “I learned early in my life about the importance
Papua, New Guinea. The unit was assigned to Biak
of having good healthcare facilities to take care
Island, Mokmer Airfield, where it was responsible for
of people,” said
maintaining the airfield, which had been in Japanese
Loustalet. “I was born
control only months earlier.
in the Greeley Hospital,
my mother was trained
Mike became quite ill during his stint in New Guinea,
as a nurse at the
and was hospitalized for four weeks, and eventually
hospital and had a long
recuperated aboard the USS Henry Taylor before
career in healthcare
being sent to a hospital in Vancouver, Washington. He
in Greeley. This was
received his discharge in 1945.
a way of giving back
Students from Weld County Training School in 1916.
to the community,” he
After the war, Mike used the GI Bill to attend Colorado
Belle Loustalet is on the far right.
State Teacher’s College (now UNC), where he studied
business law.
The Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing
Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who
From 1947-53, he was the assistant manager at
has been accepted into an accredited nursing program
the American Legion Lodge, located on 11th Street,
with plans to complete a Bachelor’s or Associate’s
between 9th and 10th Avenue in Greeley. Mike enjoys
degree in nursing. Mike and Marilynn believe this is a
reminiscing about that bygone era, when the United
fitting tribute to his mother, who worked as a nurse in
States was filled with post-war optimism and young
Greeley for most of the first half of the 20th century.
veterans who were hardened by a brutal war were
looking to blow off steam more often than not at the
Mike and Marilynn are no strangers to philanthropy.
American Legion Lodge.
They recently made a generous contribution to
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Mike is most proud of
the Legion’s Drum and
Bugle Corps, which played
all over the region, even
opening at the Cheyenne
Frontier Days and the
Greeley Stampede.
Leaving his Legion days
behind him and putting his
business law acumen to
use, Mike became Deputy
County Treasurer for Weld
County in 1954, a post he
held for thirteen years. He
was elected Weld County
Treasurer in 1967, retiring
from that position in
1995 at age 70, after 41
years as a well-known and highly regarded county
An avid golfer, Mike played to a four handicap and
was the 1966-1967 club champion at Highland Hills
Golf Club.
Marilynn (Olsen) Loustalet was born in Loveland,
and raised on a farm five miles west of Greeley, in
the area where Summit View Medical Commons
is located today on 71st Avenue. The farm
commanded a beautiful view of the Front Range, and
her family raised sugar beets and pinto beans.
“I remember the terrible dust storms in the 1930s
on the farm,” said Marilynn, recalling the infamous
Depression and
Dust Bowl era.
“The sand would
pile up so high that
people would get
stuck, and teams
of horses would
pull them out.”
She attended the
Hazelton School, a
two-room country
Mike Loustalet, 1970
Honeymoon in the Bahamas, 1965
located where King Soopers is now on 10th Street
and 71st Avenue.
“In the 1930s, we had no water or electricity on the
farm, and we pumped water every day and hand
carried it into the house,” she added. “I vividly
recall that school was cancelled because of the dust
Marilynn graduated from Greeley High School in
1945, and in order to do her part for the war effort,
she left for Hillfield Army Air Force Base, Utah, as a
17 year old, where she had a job packing airplane
parts that were to be shipped overseas.
After the war, Marilynn returned to Greeley
and worked as a secretary to the Assistant
Superintendent of Schools, then worked for several
years as a court reporter. She then embarked
on a 19-year career as a medical transcriber and
receptionist for the Medical Group of Greeley.
The Loustalets met in the early 1950s on a double
date. Although they were with other dates at the
time, the tall and attractive blond quickly caught
Mike’s attention. Acknowledging their mutual
interest, they began a long courtship that eventually
led to marriage in 1965. “It’s been a terrific
marriage. We’ve had a lot of fun together,” added
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Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing
Scholarship Recipients
Maria Libretti
Mike & Marilynn, 1965, Bahamas
Witnessing the death of a coworker
and dear friend radically changed
the course of Maria Libretti’s career.
Maria was unable to help her friend
because she did not know how
to perform CPR, which made her
feel useless. In that moment she
decided to pursue her dream of
becoming a nurse. It was a difficult
decision, as she was older and a mother of three, but she
quit her job as a loan officer, and went back to school, first
becoming a certified nursing assistant. Currently, Maria
works part time for NCMC in the Emergency Department and
Monfort Family Birth Center. Having a family, working, and
going to school has not been easy but Maria says it is worth
it. She was accepted into the University of Northern Colorado
School of Nursing in 2013 and is currently working towards
her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. “Getting this
scholarship is such a blessing. It will help me finish nursing
school and also allow me to be able to give back to this
community,” says Libretti.
Cara Schneider
True to her Scandinavian heritage, Marilynn
is an active member of the Sons of Norway,
an organization devoted to preserving and
promoting Norwegian culture. She was honored
as the “Viking of the Year” in 2013. Marilynn
enjoys the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and
attends Trinity Episcopal Church.
Having grown up on a farm in Weld County,
Marilynn is aware of the importance of sharing.
“I find philanthropy very fulfilling, and it is a great
way to give back to the community, which has
meant so much to us over the years,” she said.
As a single mother, Cara Schneider
kept a full-time position as a
certified nursing assistant and health
unit secretary, and worked two jobs
for nine years all the while managing
to keep her dreams of becoming a
nurse alive. Cara currently works
full time at NCMC in Critical Care
Services. Getting accepted into the
UNC School of Nursing is the culmination of hard work and
determination in her pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Nursing. Cara has overcome many adversities and will start
nursing classes in August 2014. When asked what getting a
scholarship would mean to her, Cara replied, “It means a lot….
this scholarship will help me to focus on school, and less on
finances, and become a good nurse.”
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NCMC Renovation Project Underway
A $60 million Master Campus Plan is currently
underway at North Colorado Medical Center
funded by NCMC, Inc. The plan provides for a new,
expanded laboratory; a new pharmacy; significant
upgrades to the main kitchen and food service area;
and major upgrades in the utility infrastructure of
the hospital. The utility upgrades will prepare the
campus for renovation and replacement needs long
into the future.
In June, a 150-foot tall electric tower crane was
constructed and installed in the courtyard area
for the removal of large kitchen equipment being
replaced in the kitchen renovation project as well
as the resurfacing of the exterior west wall of Area
C, west wing and other related projects. The electric
crane was chosen in order to reduce noise levels
of construction activity and reduce the smell that
would come from diesel fuel-operated equipment.
It is anticipated that the crane will be in place for
approximately twelve months in order to complete
these projects.
The new laboratory, replacing
the existing 30-plus year-old lab,
was recently placed in operation.
The project provides over
4,000 square feet of additional
space and the most modern
lab equipment available. The
lab introduces exciting new
automation technologies to
Crews prepare to place structural
beams for the new steam line system
increase efficiency of service,
reduce variation in processes and enhance the
overall safety and accuracy of specimen testing.
The highlight of the new technology features the
Siemen’s Aptio automated line which will automate
several pre- and post-analytical processes, route
specimens to designated chemistry analyzers as
well as to a refrigerated storage module capable of
storing a week’s worth of specimens. The aptio line
also automatically retrieves stored specimens when
additional testing is required.
Laboratory staff and leadership team members
designed the new laboratory from the ground up
to fully support the processes required to meet
the needs of physicians and medical providers to
assist in delivering the highest quality of care for
patients and members of the community. Core lab
The electric crane moving materials during renovation
services include testing in the areas of chemistry,
hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, transfusion and
In addition to the significantly expanded space and
implementation of new technologies, the new lab
includes a new outpatient specimen collection area
with two draw rooms and a comfortable patient
registration lounge.
The NCMC Laboratory
serves as the main
core lab for the Banner
Health Northern
Colorado area and
performs the majority
of core lab testing for
Horizon Laboratory,
The new and expanded NCMC Laboratory
Banner Health’s
outreach testing entity.
Over 2 million billable testing procedures were
performed by the NCMC Laboratory staff in 2013.
NCMC participates in the development and training
of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical
Lab Technicians by hosting students each year
from two- and four-year education programs in
the Denver area. The current group of laboratory
scientists who work at NCMC bring over 1,250
combined years of clinical laboratory experience.
The phlebotomy, specimen processing and customer
service professionals add an additional 300 years of
practical experience to the team.
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Mildred S. Hansen Scholarship Recipient
Martha Solis
what continues to motivate her to go into
Moving to Frederick at the age of three,
the nursing profession. “I like making a
17-year-old Martha Solis is not your
difference in patients’ lives, even if it is
typical teenager from Weld County.
only a smile,” says Solis.
Martha’s father came to the United
States from Guatemala at the age of
Martha became interested in a nursing
16 and was unable to finish high school
career when she was only 10 years
because he had to work to support
old. For a fifth grade writing project,
his family. Not having the opportunity
she researched and did a report on
to attend college, her mother always
Florence Nightingale, the founder of
stressed to Martha the importance of a
modern nursing principles who gained
good education and a college degree.
renown caring for wounded soldiers in
Martha Solis
Instead of spending hours on the phone
the Crimean War. Martha even dressed
texting, hanging out with friends, or
up for the part while presenting her report! It was then
participating in sports, Martha spent her high school
that she started thinking that she might want to be a
years taking AP and Honors courses, working 20 hours
a week at Starbucks, volunteering at the local hospital
and church, and participating in numerous high school
Never losing sight of her quest to become a nurse,
club activities such as the Symphony Orchestra, Arriba
as a senior high school student Martha had the
Club and the National Honor Society.
opportunity to attend the Career Development Center,
Taking on a workload far more challenging than
most students, Martha took nine honors and seven
Advanced Placement courses. She achieved Academic
Letters all four years and received academic awards
in Biology, English Language and Composition, and
Spanish. As for juggling school, work, and outside
activities, Martha said, “I definitely learned time
management my senior year. It was a lot of hard work,
but it made me grow as a person. If you don’t struggle
in life, it will not mean as much to you when you finally
reach your goals.”
A young woman with a very big heart, Martha loves
helping others. Bilingual in English and Spanish,
Martha has used this skill by volunteering as an
interpreter for Longs Peak Middle School ParentTeacher Conferences. Additionally, Martha co-founded
the ARRIBA Club, (in Spanish it means “going forward
or moving up”), a leadership group that helps minority
students achieve their goal of pursuing a college
education. She helps mentor these students in getting
help from peers, attending educational workshops,
organizing tours of colleges, and helping students write
resumes. She conveys to fellow students that “college
is for everyone…….it is just a matter of how much work
you are willing to put in to get there.” She also helps
tutor young students in the Symphonic Orchestra,
where she is an accomplished viola player, and the
String Orchestra, where she plays the guitar and piano.
However, the more than 68 hours spent at Longmont
United Hospital as a volunteer in the Intensive Care
Unit (ICU), Day Surgery and the main Welcome Desk is
and received the Certified Nurse Assistant certification.
The clinical experience obtained from the CDC brought
additional clarity that she wanted to go into the nursing
profession. When searching for college scholarship
the NCMC
Hansen Nursing
Tuition Scholarship
seemed like it was
a perfect fit. The
members of the
NCMC Foundation
Martha and her family
Committee agreed,
and selected Martha as its 2014 recipient of the
Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Tuition Scholarship. The
Scholarship will pay tuition and books for the first
two years, and once enrolled in nursing school, it will
pay tuition, fees, books, and $1,000 stipend for the
remaining two years.
Being the first in her large extended family to attend
college, Martha will be attending the University of
Northern Colorado in the fall. She chose UNC because
it has one of the top five nursing programs in the
nation. Her dream is “to be a role model for her two
sisters by graduating from the UNC School of Nursing
with honors.” We have little doubt she will succeed,
and is a very deserving recipient of the 2014 Mildred
S. Hansen Nursing Tuition Scholarship.
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32nd Annual North Colorado Med Evac Golf
Tournament raises over $40,000
Over 230 golfers, sponsors and
volunteers participated in the 32nd
annual North Colorado Med Evac Golf
Tournament, hosted by the NCMC
Foundation on June 9, 2014 at the
Greeley Country Club.
Known for its excellence in safety,
the Med Evac flight teams have
completed over 18,000 incidentfree flights since the initial flight in
1982. More than $40,000 in net
proceeds were raised to support the
North Colorado Med Evac air medical
transport program.
Four lucky winners of the “Putt on the
Green” contest took to the air in one
of the Med Evac helicopters as they
did some sightseeing that day.
Med Evac coming in for a landing at the Greeley Country Club on June 9th
Taking home top honors from the
straight scramble tournament was
Team Spradley Barr Ford Lincoln of
Greeley, consisting of Mark Cook, who
also served as this year’s tournament
chair, Grayson Cook, Nick Umholtz
and Brandon Tomasovich.
A poolside banquet concluded the
day with grilled hors d’oeuvre stations
along with the silent auction and
trophy presentations.
The NCMC Foundation, founded in
1975, serves as North Colorado
Medical Center’s philanthropic
partner in supporting healthcare at
NCMC and in the community. During
this time, the Foundation has been
entrusted as stewards of over $50
million in charitable gifts.
Team Spradley Barr Ford Lincoln of Greeley: Brandon Tomasovich, Grayson Cook, Nick Umholtz, Mark Cook
A big thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made the event so successful!
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Comprehensive Risk Services Team: Sarah Kruger, Jon Edwards, Brent Higgins, Gary Cantwell
GCC Golf Course
Carts lined up and ready to go
Team Flood and Peterson: Craig Roehrs, Royal Lovell, Chris Gaddis, Eric Zurbrigen
Dr. Shannon & Steph Sovndal
Magna Energy Services Team: Drew Bjorklund, Heath Holloway, Mitch Davis, Cliff Johannsen
32nd Annual North Colorado Med Evac Golf Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - Team Losh: Erik Viken, Curt Collins, Scott Byars, Jeff Losh
Poolside Awards Banquet
Silent Auction
Foundation staff and volunteers
Nick Umholtz
Med Evac Volunteers: Steph Sovndal, Shannon Sovndal, Jen Losh, Curt Collins,
Angela Solomonson
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Did You Make a Mistake – Who is Your
Executor? Frank Stepp, Sr. Vice President, Thompson & Associates
An executor is the person appointed to
administer the estate of someone who
has died leaving a will which nominates
that person as overseer of the estate
until settled. Unless there is a valid
objection, the judge will appoint the
person named in the will to be executor.
The executor must ensure that the
person’s desires expressed in the will are
carried out.
extreme disagreements, one executor (or
a beneficiary) may ask the probate court to
assist with decisions so the estate can be
settled without too much delay. As you can
imagine, such disputes can result in many
years of resentment which is exactly what you
are trying to avoid in the first place.
A Good Decision
Frank Stepp
Selecting the executor requires much
thought since it is one of the most important
decisions you may make concerning your estate plan.
A Convenient Choice
A spouse is usually listed as the executor (if living)
and then, most often, a parent will name their
children or siblings to serve in this role. This is the
easy and convenient choice. Since we don’t want to
hurt our children’s feelings, we can just name them
all as co-executors, and all will be well within the
family confines, not that you will know, considering
you will have passed when the job becomes available.
It is understandable that a parent would not want
to appear to play favorites in naming an executor.
However, naming more than one executor of an estate
just to avoid hurt feelings can cause more harm than
good. If co-executors are named in the will, they must
act in unison. That means they must all apply to have
the will probated (if probate is necessary), make all
decisions unanimously, sign property deeds and titles
for transferring assets, and sign on all of the estate’s
financial accounts, investment accounts, tax returns,
and any other paperwork.
Causing Delays
Co-executors must agree and act together on all
decisions concerning the estate. Naming multiple
executors can cause delays and inconvenience.
This is especially true if any of the co-executors
live out of town or out of state. If the co-executors
have a tendency to disagree, it can create even
more delays settling the estate. In cases of
Most often, the best decision is to select only
one person to serve as your executor. If you
decide to select one of your children and
you have multiple children, selecting the oldest child
may not be the best decision. Birth order does not
necessarily translate into the best order of succession
for the ones administering your estate. The role of
executor involves many processes and they all tend to
be tedious. Selecting the child who is most detailed
would be a wise move. You can then list the other
children, one after the other, as alternate executors.
This will ensure your estate is managed efficiently
and reassure the other children that you trust them
as well.
Professional Assistance
If you are still concerned about the stress this may
put on the children, perhaps you should consider
naming a bank, a trust company, or some other
professional as your executor. You can pass this job
off to them and if the children become upset at the
executor, it will be a third party who receives their
wrath, not another family member. Besides, three
months into probate, your children will thank you for
NOT naming them as executor.
If you have concerns about your current or future
choice of executor, sit down with your children
and discuss it. Once they know about all of the
responsibilities that come with the job, they may beg
you to select someone else to serve the family in this
way. Then there will be no surprises when your will is
Frank Stepp is a certified estate planning consultant with Thompson & Associates. His services are provided free-of-charge to
friends of North Colorado Medical Center Foundation. If you are interested in a free, no obligation appointment with Frank to
discuss wills, trusts, or estate planning, please contact Donna Benson at 970-350-6773 or [email protected].
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Team Tanner Donates $5,000 to Establish
Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education Fund
Chris Tanner presents a check to establish the Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education Fund
Back row: Carolyn Gdowski, Reda Foard, Dr. Kerry Williams-Wuch, Ryan Tanner,
Front row: Nancy Howes, R.N., Jennifer McCrory, R.N., Chris Tanner, Shirley Wentz R.N., Erin Hicks, R.N.
In an emotional ceremony held June 10th at the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute, Chris Tanner
presented a check for $5,000 to establish the “Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education Fund,” for oncology
nurse continuing education, in memory of his late wife, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 44 from colon cancer
Organized by former Greeley resident Carolyn Gdowski, Sherra’s college friend, 45 members of Team Tanner
participated in the Colorado Marathon race on May 4, 2014, with the goal of creating a scholarship fund for the
Tanner’s two sons, Ryan and Alex, as well as to assist oncology nurses with continuing education needs.
“The oncology nurses at Banner were amazing. They treated Sherra with an extra level of care that really touched our
hearts. My family is honored to give a little something back to the nurses who took such great care of Sherra,” said
Chris Tanner, while presenting the check.
Accepting the check on behalf of the NCMC Cancer Institute, Dr. Kerry Williams-Wuch, Medical Oncologist/
Hematologist, said, “In our area of medicine, we are touched by so many special people on a day-to-day basis. Once
in a while, an angel comes across our path that touches our hearts in a special way. This angel was Sherra Tanner.
From the first day I met her in the hospital to her last days with us, her smile always filled our days with happiness
and purpose.” Williams-Wuch added, “Though her time was cut too short on this earth, we know she is in a better
place, looking down over our shoulders and making sure we continue on with her legacy. We will forever cherish each
moment we were blessed with her presence and be thankful for those glimpses of a wonderful soul.”
If you would like to donate to the Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education Fund, please contact Donna Benson,
NCMC Foundation, 970-350-6773 or [email protected].
Team Tanner donates $5,000 to establish “Sherra Tanner Memorial Oncology Education Fund”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
UNC Bears, Banner/NCMC Benefit from
Community Partnership
We know that providing medical
coverage for your family can be a
challenging and complex task in this
era of healthcare reform. What if your
family consisted of 425 male and
female student athletes, ranging in
age from 18 to 22, who participate in
19 intercollegiate athletic programs
on a year-round basis? Talk about
challenging and complex tasks!
Thanks to a unique community
partnership between University of
Northern Colorado Athletics and
Banner Health/NCMC, UNC’s 425
student athletes receive the very
best medical care available from a
consistently ranked Top 100 Hospital
in the United States. As exclusive
provider for team physician services
and the “Official Healthcare Partner for UNC Athletics,”
Banner/NCMC is on the leading edge of one of the
highest profile sports marketing sponsorships in
northern Colorado.
In what is clearly a win-win partnership for both
organizations, the arrangement represents a unique
collaboration between a healthcare organization and
an institution of higher learning. “While there are
certainly tremendous community relations benefits,
the care provided to our student athletes by Banner/
NCMC has been significantly enhanced,” said Tracy
Damrell, Director of Sports Medicine at NCMC. “It
allows our physicians to do what they do best. Our
doctors enjoy working with young, fit, highly motivated
student athletes who want to return to action as
quickly as possible if they are injured.”
The sponsorship dates back to 2006, when UNC
began the transition from a longtime member of
the NCAA’s Division II to Division I. With the move
came increased requirements for the care of student
athletes, which had to be accomplished with limited
financial resources. Dr. Gil Anderson, Medical Director
Emeritus for UNC Athletics, and at the time the Medical
Director of North Colorado Sports Medicine at NCMC,
UNC student athlete receiving treatment from training staff
had the foresight to
begin a partnership.
Anderson proposed that
North Colorado Sports
Medicine would provide a
Certified Athletic Trainer
to the staff of UNC
Athletics, and in turn,
UNC would use NCMC
as a preferred provider
of imaging services,
which were previously
provided by a competing
Gilbert Anderson, MD
During the first year, the revenue generated by imaging
services covered the cost of the athletic trainer. The
rest, as they say, is history, with the partnership
expanding in scope every year, to where it now
ranks as one of the top sponsorships in the Big Sky
Dr. Anderson was inducted into the UNC Athletics Hall
of Fame in 2014 for his 30 years of service to Bear
Athletics, and was honored by the NCMC Foundation
in 2012 for his commitment to healthcare in northern
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UNC Bears, Banner/NCMC Benefit from Community Partnership
In addition to the imaging studies
needed for timely and accurate
diagnosis of their injuries, each
student athlete receives an
annual physical screening prior to
competing, as well as newly NCAA
mandated sickle-cell anemia
Bear Down – Sports Med Team attends to an injured player
All of UNC’s 425 student athletes
are covered by primary insurance,
as well as secondary insurance
coverage provided by UNC.
Six full-time Certified Athletic
Trainers, one of whom is a Banner
employee, are on UNC’s staff,
as well as a Graduate Assistant
Athletic Trainer.
The Banner physicians who
provide the excellent care to
UNC student athletes include: Dr.
Steven Sides, Sports Medicine
and Orthopedic Surgery,
Mountain Vista and current UNC
Athletics Medical Director; Dr. Kurt
Dallow, Family Medicine, North
Colorado Family Medicine; Dr.
Kelly Sanderford, Mountain Vista
Orthopedics; Dr. Dan Heaston,
Mountain Vista Orthopedics;
Dr. Linda Young, Primary Care,
Mountain Vista Orthopedics;
and, Dr. Susan Carter, Women’s
Health/Sports Medicine, NCMC.
UNC student athletes in the weight room
During the 2013/2014 academic year, the UNC
Athletics and Banner Health/NCMC sponsorship
entailed physicians providing direct coverage at 72
home athletic events; Emergency Medical Service
coverage at 9 events; on-site plain film radiography
was provided at 7 home football games, which is
rare for a Big Sky Conference school; and, physicians
are on hand at UNC 2 to 3 days per week during the
various seasons.
As part of the sponsorship,
Banner/NCMC receives signage
at UNC Athletic venues, tickets to various athletic
events, and presenting sponsor recognition at football,
basketball and volleyball games.
Since 2006, Banner Health/NCMC and UNC Athletics
have been partnering to ensure that UNC’s student
athletes have their healthcare needs met both on and
off the field. It remains a challenging and complex
task, but it is certainly paying dividends!
UNC Bears, Banner/NCMC Benefit from Community Partnership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2014 Grants and Scholarships Awarded
The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation funds lifesaving and life-changing programs both at North Colorado
Medical Center and in the community.
The following grants were distributed during the first and second quarters of 2014:
$120,000 for the Monfort Children’s Clinic to fund
architectural and plaza upgrades, to include pedestrian walkways
and landscaping, in preparation for the new family medicine clinic
being built adjacent to the Monfort Children’s Clinic. The family
medicine clinic will be operated by Sunrise Community Health and
completes the healthcare campus which includes the Monfort
Children’s Clinic and Sunrise Family Dental Clinic.
$42,757 in patient support programs
for qualified individuals. Support includes
purchasing specialized burn garments for
burn outpatients, assistance with living
expenses for patients undergoing various
cancer treatments and fitness programs for
Cardiac and Pulmonary patients.
$13,931 for one-time
prescription assistance to
people in Weld County who
have an urgent medication
need, but no way to cover
the cost.
for the Trauma
Conference - Emergency
and Trauma Symposium.
for scholarships
awarded to
pursuing a career
in healthcare.
$45,085 to NCMC Departments
to support the CardioVascular Institute
Heart Conference, Heart Safe City
program, Monfort Family Birth Center,
Hospitality House, Western States Burn
Center, Doctor’s Day appreciation, Weigh
& Win Kiosk, and NCMC staff education.
$15,000 for the
Greeley Noon Lions Club
to support adult eyeglass
and eye surgery programs
through the Curtis Strong
Eye Fund.
to support
the Will Rothman Family
Chaplaincy Program.
$15,754 for
flight suits, continuing
education, and resale
apparel for North
Colorado Med Evac.
for patient
educational materials.
Total: $313,910
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Foundation’s Holman Chairs 2014 Greeley
other factors had the Stampede in
serious danger of going under. “Those
were a couple of very stressful years,”
says Holman. “We were literally in April
and not sure if we were going to put on
the event in June.” After weathering the
economic downturn, the Stampede has
been operating at an over 10 percent
The North Colorado Medical Center
profit margin for the past 4 years. “I
Foundation’s Director of Major Gifts,
came on the Committee knowing what
Kyle Holman, who also served as
shape the event was in. I made it my
the 2014 Chairman of the Greeley
Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation’s Director
goal, as did the others around the board
Stampede Committee, can tell
of Major Gifts
table, to ensure when our term was over
you all about it. “It’s a ridiculous amount of work
the event would be in a sound financial situation and I
by hundreds of volunteers working tirelessly year
am very proud to have been a part of that.”
round,” says Holman with a smile. “The commitment
In 2013, Holman was elected to become Chairman for
is overwhelming at times, but it also provides a lot of
the 2014 event and accepted. “It was an honor to be
fun and a great feeling of doing something extremely
elected Chair, and a big personal accomplishment for
positive for the community.”
me. I am very proud of climbing the ranks from intern
Holman started his career with the Stampede fresh
to Chairman of the 2014 event.”
out of college in 1999, after completing a year as an
Holman will ride off into the sunset this year, having
intern, or “Outrider,” while attending the University of
chaired one of the most successful Stampedes in its
Northern Colorado. “That’s when the Stampede got
92-year history. “It’s time for me to move on. I have
in my blood, when I was an Outrider. I had a blast and
had a great deal of fun, some great experiences and
ended up getting a job offer and I jumped all over it.”
gave it all I had for 5
He was on staff at the Stampede in the capacity of
years.” He now moves
Director of Marketing until 2004. The Stampede also
on to being an Old
has five full-time staff members.
Bucker, which is the
Fast forward 5 years to 2009 when Kyle was asked to
title given to retired
join the Stampede Committee, a board of twelve that
Stampede Committee
not only serves as the Stampede’s Board of Directors
but also is in charge of a major area of the event. “It
Holman wanted to make
was a huge honor to be asked onto the Committee.
sure he thanked Chris
Being around the event as a staff member, I thought
Kiser and the rest of the
I had an idea about the time commitment it would
NCMC Foundation staff
be….boy was I mistaken,” Holman says with a laugh.
Kyle and family with country music artist Luke Bryan
for being supportive of
“I was in charge of the concerts for 4 years. Booking
him during his term on the Stampede Committee. “My
the concerts for the Stampede was so much fun, but
role with the NCMC Foundation dovetailed nicely with
also one of the most stressful things I have ever done.
my involvement on the Stampede Committee. Both
Basically, if the concerts fail….the entire event fails.”
serve a vital purpose in our community and I believe
When Holman joined the Committee in 2010 the event
strongly in both entities.”
was going through some financial troubles. A downturn
in the economy, bad weather during the event and
Ever wonder what goes into staging
an event like the Greeley Stampede?
An event that is locally beloved and
internationally acclaimed? One that
attracts over 250,000 visitors each
year and has a major economic
impact on Greeley?
Foundation’s Holman Chairs 2014 Greeley Stampede. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
NCMC Foundation Awards $95,000 in
The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation
recently announced the recipients of its 2014
The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing
Tuition Scholarship was
established under the will of the late
Mildred Hansen, former owner and
publisher of the Greeley Tribune.
This scholarship is open to any
Weld County high school graduate
planning to pursue a nursing
degree. During the first two years,
Martha Solis
this scholarship pays the equivalent
of in-state tuition and books. In years three and four,
the scholarship pays the equivalent of in-state tuition,
books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. This year’s
recipient is Martha Solis, a 2014 graduate of Longmont
High School. Solis will attend the University of Northern
Colorado this fall.
Jason Ehart
The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing
Program Scholarship is awarded
annually to a non-traditional student
who is pursuing a nursing degree
at UNC. This two-year scholarship
covers the cost of tuition, books,
fees, and a stipend for living
expenses. The 2014 recipient is
Jason Ehart of Greeley.
NCMC Foundation Surgical
Tech Scholarship is available
to individuals studying to obtain
an Associate’s Degree of Applied
Science in Surgical Technology
through courses offered at a
Colorado-based Community College.
This scholarship provides assistance
with tuition, associated program fees,
Stephanie Graybill
and textbooks. The recipient must
agree to seek a position as a Certified Surgical Tech at
NCMC upon completion of his or her degree. For 2014,
the recipient is Stephanie Graybill of Ault, and she is
attending Everest Community College.
The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship
is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This scholarship provides
Kelsey Hummel
$1,500 per semester for up
to five semesters. Recipients
of this scholarship must
agree to work for the North
Colorado Medical Center upon
completion of their degree.
The 2014 recipient is Kelsey
Hummel of Sterling. Kelsey
is attending nursing school at
Regis University.
The Belle Marquand
Loustalet Memorial Nursing
Scholarship was established
by her son, Mike, and his
wife, Marilynn, in memory of
his mother. The scholarship
is awarded annually to an
individual who has been
accepted into an accredited
Maria Libretti
nursing program with plans
to complete a Bachelor or Associate in Nursing. Two
awards of $1,500 each were awarded. The recipients
are Maria Libretti of Greeley who is attending UNC, and
Cara Schneider of Ft. Collins who is also attending the
University of Northern Colorado.
The Florence Slack Memorial
“Nurse of the Year” Award,
in memory of Florence Slack,
began in 1986 because of the
generosity of family and friends.
The award recognizes a nurse
annually who demonstrates
the nursing skills and patient
care that Florence exhibited
Traudl Renner
during her many years at NCMC.
Florence was a role model for
her peers and a valued member
of the nursing team. Most
important was her dedication
to her patients. It is in the spirit
of those traits and in her honor
and memory that this award is
given. The 2014 recipients of
Debra Smith
this award are Traudl Renner,
Debra Smith, RNC-NICU. These recipients each received
$1,000 to be used towards continuing education.
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David Bates Memorial Award
was established through memorial
contributions from numerous donors
in his memory. Awarded annually to
one individual completing his or her
residency at North Colorado Family
Medicine, the 2014 recipient is
Randy Foss, MD.
Randy Foss
The Lily E. Widney Memorial
Nursing Scholarship was
established in her memory by the
family of this long-time Greeley
resident and former nurse. This
scholarship is available to assist
a North Colorado Medical Center
employee in obtaining an Associate’s
or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
This one-time award serves to
Cara Schneider
recognize an individual making an
important contribution to NCMC
while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree. The
2014 recipient is Cara Schneider of Ft. Collins. Cara is
currently completing nursing school at UNC in Greeley.
Sam Widney Memorial Award was
established through gifts from the
Widney Family. This award is given
annually to one or more individuals
completing his or her residency at
North Colorado Family Medicine. In
2014, the award recipient is Hannah
Dunn, MD.
Hannah Dunn
Sherry Wipf
The USA Scholarship was
established to offer North Colorado
Medical Center employees (or
spouses/children of employees)
working in environmental services
positions the opportunity to further
or complete their education through
courses at a community college,
technical school, or a university. The
2014 recipient is Sherry Wipf of
Greeley. She is currently enrolled at
Aims Community College.
NCMC Volunteer Scholarship
is available to assist any
resident of Weld County in
obtaining certification as a
Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) through Nurse Aide
courses offered at Aims
Community College. This
Scholarship, established by
Samantha Scheid
the NCMC Volunteers, includes
course tuition, certification testing fee, books and medical
equipment required for course work. The 2014 recipient
is Samantha Scheid of Greeley.
The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship
was established by Florence in honor of the care her late
husband received at North Colorado Medical Center.
The award serves to recognize and reward a group of
individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The winning
team shares a grant to be used for continuing education
and/or approved expenses related to department or
patient education. The 2014 recipient is the Heart
Failure Clinic Team. This team was created to improve
the care and the lives of heart failure patients at North
Colorado Medical Center, and has been successful
in obtaining improved outcomes including a 30-day
re-admission rate of less than 5% (compared to 25%
nationally), lowering mortality rates, and improved quality
of life. Team members include: Anne Marie Lease, RN;
Mark Davenport, HUC; Cara Sanchez, MA; Ron Barrs,
PharmD; Harold Chapel, MD,FACC; Stacy Villa, RD;
Char Haravey, RN; Shelby Bennett, MA; Missy Jensen,
RN, FNP-C, CHFN; Deana Landrigan, PharmD; and
Diane Braithwaite, RD.
As part of its ongoing commitment to health education,
the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation annually
awards these scholarships to individuals in the community
and employees at the North Colorado Medical Center. To
date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships
to more than 110 people. Some of these individuals
have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at
NCMC. Other recipients have chosen different paths. One
went to work in a major metropolitan hospital emergency
room, another joined the medical staff of a traveling clinic
for Alaskan natives, and still another joined the teaching
faculty of a university nursing program. Every NCMC
Foundation scholarship recipient has a unique story to tell
and all have worked very hard to achieve educational and
career success.
Please feel free to call Donna Benson, Director of Planned Giving, if you would like more
information about the NCMC Foundation scholarship program. She can be reached at
970-350-6773 or [email protected].
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Board Member Profile
Meet Curtis and Ryann Crylen
Curtis and Ryann Crylen
It’s been said that oftentimes, other people know us
best. Curtis and Ryann Crylen are perfect examples.
“We met at my older brother’s wedding. His fiancée
thought we’d make a good match so she paired us
together in the wedding party – and she was right!
We walked down the aisle then, and less than a year
later, we did it again as a married couple,” said Ryann
Curtis and Shad Thaxton,
Ryann’s brother, met
during their studies
at Feinberg School of
Medicine at Northwestern
University in Chicago and
became good friends.
The Crylen Family
Ryann and Curtis were
married in Colorado
Springs in May 2003, right
before Curtis graduated
from medical school.
“A few days later, we
packed up a U Haul and moved to Madison, Wisconsin
for Curtis to complete his residency in urology at The
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. “We had
our first child, Allison, in Madison and were there until
Curtis finished his residency in July, 2008,” Ryann
The couple always knew they wanted to return to
Colorado. Having grown up in Las Animas, a small town
southeast of Colorado Springs, Ryann loved Colorado.
Curtis was more of a city boy, growing up in the
suburbs of Chicago in Naperville, Illinois.
“A funny coincidence happened. As I was finishing
up residency I received a recruitment postcard in the
mail from North Colorado Medical Center,” Curtis says.
Curtis and Ryann decided to schedule an interview,
and it was on that visit that Curtis met Dr. Jim Wolach,
a urologist in Greeley who was looking for a partner.
“Jim had also trained in Madison, and we hit it off right
away. While Greeley hadn’t exactly been on our radar,
I knew after our visit to NCMC and meeting Jim, it was
meant to be! We realized almost immediately that due
to our common training roots, we have very similar
approaches to giving care,” Curtis said.
With the assistance of Banner Health and NCMC the
two joined as partners in private practice in 2008, and
together decided to join Banner Health in 2010. Today,
there are five urologists in the practice serving the
entire Northern Colorado Region.
“We quickly met many wonderful people and soon we
felt like Greeley was our home. It’s a good compromise
in terms of size for us, as I grew up outside a large city
and Ryann came from a town of 2000,” Curtis added.
“As a child, my parents owned the grocery store so
we knew everybody in town and all my aunts, uncles,
cousins and grandparents lived there. It was a really
fun way to grow up,” Ryann exclaimed.
Curtis’s parents and one sister still live in Illinois. His
other sister lives in Broomfield, Colorado. As a child, he
enjoyed acting and even starred in commercials.
“I’m interested in theatre, and music was a big part of
my life growing up,” he added.
Curtis says his mom always knew he would be a
doctor, but he didn’t pursue his passion for medicine
until after earning a mechanical engineering degree:
“I realized that I loved to interact with people every
day and help people feel better and heal,” Curtis says.
Ryann attended the University of Southern Colorado
in Pueblo and earned her bachelor’s degree in mass
Curtis joined the NCMC Foundation Board in 2010 and
enjoys being one of three physicians on the board and
sharing a medical perspective. He is currently serving
on the finance committee, which he says has taught
him about the complexity of managing such large and
diverse investments.
“It’s so rewarding to see the great legacy of generosity
being reinvested in our hospital and local healthcare.
I’m thankful for the other committee members like
John Dollarhide, Royal Lovell, and Masoud Shirazi
who have helped to nurse me along with my rather
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Board Member Profile continued
elementary financial experience,” Curtis said.
“Being on the board, I’ve gained a real understanding
for the inner workings of how the Foundation and
hospital work together to provide exceptional
healthcare services in Greeley,” stated Curtis.
Ryann is also involved in the Foundation, serving as
the chair for the 2014 Gala: “Diana Wood, Director of
Special Events and Marketing, asked me to do it, and
I happily agreed. My friends thought I was crazy to
commit with three young children, but at no time did I
feel overwhelmed. I had such an amazing committee
and group of talented women supporting me,” she
The couple thoroughly enjoys parenthood and raising
their three children, Allison (8), Abigail (5) and Noah
(2). Allison attends Windsor Charter Academy, and
Abigail has one more year of preschool. The family is
active in St. Patrick Presbyterian Church in downtown
Greeley, where they have met many close friends.
“As a family, we enjoy being outside. We often go on
bike rides together and we like to hike. The kids love
camping, but for now we are doing it in the backyard
for practice. Our younger children still ask if they can
come inside in the middle of the night, so we are
working up to it! They are really getting to a great
age where we can travel and do more things,” Ryann
Upcoming Events
Estate Planning Service
NCMC Turkey Trot
North Colorado Medical Center Foundation
Tuesday, August 26 or Wednesday, August 27 by
North Colorado Medical
Thursday, November 27
Meet individually with Frank Stepp, Senior Vice President
with Thompson & Associates. The program is a free
service provided to the community by the NCMC
Foundation. For more information about the service or to
schedule an appointment with Mr. Stepp, please contact
Donna Benson at 970-350-6773 or donna.benson@
This event benefits the
Cardiac and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Program
at NCMC. For sponsorship
opportunities contact Diana Wood
at 970-395-2687 or diana.wood@
bannerhealth.com. To register, contact
Craig DeKraai at 970-350-6165.
Community Education Program
North Colorado Medical Center
Tuesday, September 9 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Get a “behind-the-scenes” look at what goes on
within North Colorado Medical Center on a daily basis.
Contact Amy Gomez at 970-356-9020 or amy.gomez@
bannerhealth.com to register.
Western States Burn Center Golf
Boomerang Golf Links - Greeley
Thursday, September 18
This golf tournament benefits the Western States Burn
Center at NCMC. AM and PM tee times available.
Contact Diana Wood at 970-395-2687 or diana.wood@
bannerhealth.com to register.
Board Member Profile & Upcoming Events
NCMC Foundation Gala –
The Great Gatsby
Embassy Suites Hotel Loveland
Saturday, January 31,
This event benefits the
NCMC Cancer Institute.
Contact Diana Wood at
970-395-2687 or diana.
[email protected].
com for sponsorship
opportunities and ticket
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North Colorado Medical Center Foundation
1801 16th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

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