ASPEN, COLORADO—This past Tuesday, the Aspen Club & Spa (ACS) staged a wildly successful 30th Anniversary and Benefit Party to send three traumatic spinal injury survivors—Amanda Boxtel, Leah Roland, and Kasie Burtard—to India for stem cell therapy.
The event saw 600+ participants raise over $100,000, with donations continuing to come in. In one particularly exciting auction, an adorable
Aspen Club chief executive officer Michael Fox described the Pursuing Possibilities fundraising event as “more than helping a few deserving people in our community achieve a better life—it’s about creating a better future for all of us, starting with these three early pioneers.”
The lively event at The Aspen Club & Spa on Tuesday night included a poker tournament, a live auction, a silent auction, and live music. Aspen Club marketing manager
Amanda recently returned from
Amanda will return for ongoing treatment in January. Leah and Kasie will follow in Amanda’s footsteps by traveling to
Donations are still being accepted on behalf of the three recipients. Go to www.amandaboxtel.com to donate or call Amanda Boxtel at (970) 927-3630.
In speaking about their goals, event beneficiaries Amanda Boxtel had this to say: “I want to feel fresh cut grass under my feet” and “slow dance, heart-to-heart with my boyfriend.”
Leah Roland said “I want to hike up the mountain again.”
“Amanda, Leah and Kasie’s quest is a dramatic metaphor for the journey we are all on. Being able to help facilitate their quest,” said Michael Fox, “is a blessing to all of us.”
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