Join Us! April 24th, 2021
11:00 am - 12:15 pm (Mountain Time)
This is a hybrid virtual event! People can link in by Zoom and/or participate with a “Brunch Bubble” with family or friends. Our time for celebration and joy includes presenting an award to our Center Hero of the Year, Chin Keong Tan, musical performances by Kelly Triplett, and Center Executive Director Don Messer acting as event MC. Please let Don know if you plan to host a "Brunch Bubble" email@example.com
After a brief greeting by the new Bishop of Kenya, Nicholas Mutwiri Nteere, three AIDS orphans will share their success stories of how they are now pursuing University studies thanks to the Center donors. Pastor Nathan Adams of Park Hill United Methodist Church, will provide an inspirational keynote address. The event will be dedicated in memory of Ann Fort, known as “Mama Kenya.”
Register now by purchasing a $100 ticket per person. Every $200 raised supports one vulnerable child. The purpose of the annual brunch is to support the 361 AIDS orphans in Kenya. Each ticket purchase receipt includes a free copy of Marjorie Bayes book called, “Kenya Superkids and the Garbage Dump.”
80th Birthday Gifts: $7,000 for Calcutta AIDS Orphan Scholarships
Can life be much tougher than being a young orphan teenager with AIDS in the grim, dirty city of Calcutta, India?
More than 80,000 children go “missing” in India every year! In Calcutta, 100,000 live on the streets. If you ever saw the movie, “Lion,” how can you forget the peril kids face in train stations and the danger they daily face in their struggle for survival? A few fortunate children are cared for at the Snehakunja Children’s Home, sponsored by the Church of North India.
Having visited the orphanage several times, Center Executive Director & Founder Don Messer asked his 80th birthday gifts be directed to help talented youth go to college. Family & friends celebrated by giving nearly $7,000, which should provide at least two, maybe three full college scholarships. “Sixty years ago I studied in India. Now this is a dream come true—for them & for me! Thanks!” exclaims Messer.
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Center for Health and Hope's 2021 Hero of the Year:
Chin Keong Tan
Technology Bridge Builder!
Chin Keong Tan, a native of Singapore and resident of Denver, has been named our 2021 Hero of the Year. Volunteering his time and talent, both in technology and music, he became the Center’s technological and inspirational bridge-builder that enabled the Center to forge a vital link that zoomed across time-zones and overcame lock-downs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Bob Dole
Senator Tom Daschle and
Dr. Bonnie Messer
Senator George McGovern
News of Sadness and Celebration from International Advisory Board Members
Since the Center’s inception, an International Advisory Board has lent their counsel and good name to our global mission of health and hope. Recent news from members brings both news of sadness and celebration.
Grand Junction, Colorado, banker and philanthropist, Herb Bacon, 90, died after a lifetime of humanitarian and educational service.
Mary Elizabeth Moore
Dr. Pauline Muchina
Former Presidential Nominee, Majority Leader, and Senator from Kansas, Bob Dole, announced he is struggling with stage 4 lung cancer. Dole has co-chaired the Advisory Board with former Senator & Majority Leader Tom Daschle, since the death of former Presidential Nominee, Senator George McGovern in 2012.
Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore of Boston University School of Theology retired amid festivities from her post after ten illustrative years of service at the helm of a major seminary. Dr. Pauline Muchina of Kenya & the American Friends Service Committee posted a webinar on how Africans view American elections. Read about our International Advisory Board.
This Three-Part Webinar Series is Available to View
in Part Below. What an amazing time of education and connection.
A special thanks to our speakers, sponsors and participants!
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