Top Neurologists, Patients and Supporters will Celebrate Colorado Neurological Institute’s 25th Anniversary 1940’s Style!

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Colorado Neurological Institute


Top Neurologists, Patients and Supporters will Celebrate Colorado Neurological Institute’s 25th Anniversary 1940’s Style!

CNI celebrates 25 years of quality services and care with an evening at Wings Over the Rockies filled with 1940’s music, dancing, vintage dress and décor, elegant dining and much more!

Who: Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI)
What: “Come Fly with CNI,” a 25th Anniversary Celebration
When: October 12th, 2013, 6-10pm
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd., Denver, CO
Why: For 25 years, CNI has been committed to making sure that ALL patients, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to state-of-the-art medical care, support services, ongoing rehabilitation and research opportunities. This evening celebrates CNI’s founder, Dr. Gary VanderArk, as well as CNI’s other community leaders.
Emcee: Amelia Earhart, 9News
Chairs: Dr. Peter Ricci and Mrs. Florence Catania-Ricci Honoring: Dr. Gary VanderArk, Founder of CNI

On Saturday, October 12th, Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) will celebrate 25 years of neurological research, patient services and education with a 1940’s themed celebration at Wings Over the Rockies. This momentous occasion will honor CNI’s founder, Dr. Gary VanderArk and other community leaders who paved the way for CNI to help change the lives of individuals with neurological conditions. Guests will dance the night away in their vintage dress, while surrounded by WWII planes and era music provided by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO).

CNI’s flight crew will include local medical neurological professionals, inspirational patients, dedicated staff members and the renowned, Amelia Earhart, a reporter for 9News, pilot and the emcee for the evening. This enthusiastic group will welcome the organization’s supporters to a night of Frank Sinatra and Big Band music, dancing, silent and live auctions, a first class dinner and several fun surprises.

Without events such as this one, patients would not have access to the organization’s specialized patient navigation, social work services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, educational resources and clinical research studies. The funds raised from this event will allow CNI to continue to support patients facing Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Brain and Spinal Tumors, Stroke, Hearing Disorders, Huntington’s Disease and other neurological conditions.

“We are so excited that CNI has made it 25 years in the community! Our mission has truly been fueled by neurological patients across the region and their inspirational commitment to living well, their generosity and their innovative ideas. CNI has become an amazing community and supportive family for people with neurological conditions of all kinds – a place they can count on, regardless of their diagnosis or current state of health. Here’s to the next 25 years!” says Executive Director of Colorado Neurological Institute, Tami Lack.

Tickets are $250 each. “Early career” tickets are $175. To purchase your tickets online, please go to and enter event code: CNI1012 (All one word, not case sensitive). Sponsorship and donation opportunities are also available. For more details, please contact Nancy Miller at 303-806-7415 or

Guests are encouraged to purchase their vintage clothing and accessories from The Second Chance Shoppe, which is a philanthropic business operated by the Swedish Medical Center Auxiliary. This remarkable group aims to provide caring services to patients, their families and the community. The Shoppe is located at 442 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO, 80113.

About Colorado Neurological Institute
Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) has been providing research, education and patient services for persons with neurological conditions and their caregivers since 1988. As the only nonprofit organization in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind, CNI offers patient services, education and research opportunities for people with neurological conditions of all kinds and their caregivers. Services include patient assistance funds, care coordination, counseling, rehab, educational programs and more. More than 50 neuroscientists are affiliated with CNI and the list is growing. Learn more at

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