NORTH DENVER — In celebration of the life of Leigh Anderson, community champion, mother of Brady and Jane, wife of Dr. Erik Anderson, and dear friend to the North Denver community, Local 46 will be hosting a party to honor her and give back to other cancer survivors. Join the community celebration on Saturday, November 12th from 4 to 6 pm for some fabulous drinks and live music by local favorites, The Highland Ramblers. There is a suggested $ 20 donation per person. Local 46 will also donate 20% of their sales during the event. All proceeds will go directly to First Descents. The executive director of First Descents, Ryan O’Donoghue, also lives in the Highlands and will be in attendance with other staff from First Descents to showcase the life-altering programs that they host.
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.
Elizabeth Rodriguez and Melissa Pugh, friends of Leigh’s and fellow breast cancer survivors remarked, “In December of 2015 Leigh informed us that we were going surfing with First Descents. In September of 2016, after much juggling of our lives and lots of help from family and friends, we found ourselves at Pigeon Point in Santa Cruz, CA. without our girl. We spent a week away from real life, coloring, surfing, laughing and crying. We made connections with other cancer fighters that can only come from walking through the fire. We learned to surf. We overcame our fears. We found Leigh everywhere…
We left knowing that we had to give back. Please help us reach our goal of $ 6000 to fund three individuals facing a cancer diagnosis in Leigh’s honor. You can click on the link below to donate directly to the First Descents via our personal fundraising page. We are suggesting $ 20 a person for the event.”
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