First held in 2000, Men for the Cure is an annual event that benefits the University of Colorado Hospital in its fight against breast cancer. The event was established by Ed Greene and Sharon Blake in honor of their friend, Diane O’Connor Thompson, who had recently passed away from breast cancer. Since the inaugural event, almost $1.2 million has been raised by local philanthropists and leaders, and the money has been used by the University of Colorado Hospital to fund research, purchase equipment, and hire additional staff.
The 2012 Men for the Cure event, held in October, featured a keynote speech given by famed professional golfer Craig “The Walrus” Stadler, a former winner of the Masters Tournament. In addition to a three-course dinner, the event included a raffle for a new Mercedes-Benz, both silent and live auctions, and speeches by numerous civic leaders.
About Scott Gelbard: An independent consultant working with firms in the United States and across the globe, Scott Gelbard lives in the Denver area. A committed member of his community, he has been a longtime supporter of Men for the Cure, as well as other charitable organizations.