Denver Life Magazine is Colorado’s premiere lifestyle magazine, featuring the culture, style, culinary scene, adventures and travel destinations that make the state so great. From notable art exhibits to the best new restaurants to the latest fashions to must-visit getaways, consider us your go-to guide to the Front Range and beyond.
Denver Life Magazine also strives to raise awareness about meaningful causes in our community. We are committed to supporting local organizations that are making a positive impact in our world, and will donate 50 percent of subscription fees to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. We have selected five organizations to receive financial support from the magazine’s subscriptions. Additionally, each month we will identify a different “Featured Beneficiary” that you can choose to support.
September Featured Beneficiary: The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy. Formally established in 2009, Global’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome is the least-funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal. Learn more at globaldownsyndrome.org
Ability Connection Colorado provides inclusive early education, pathways to employment, and family support in a community that includes, accepts, and celebrates the abilities and contributions of all, to help individuals with disabilities and their families thrive. ACCO ensures that parents and families are actively engaged and are supported with mentors and coaches, employment assistance, parent to parent support programs, and health education and referrals. ACCO’s comprehensive approach has proved to be deeply successful in serving more than 40,000 Coloradoans annually, and with an estimated 800 individuals and families on the wait list, more Coloradans can benefit from ACCO. Learn more.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. AHA teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. As the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization devoted to fighting heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association has more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters across nearly 150 local offices. In 2014, The American Heart Association funded $9.5 million dollars in heart and stroke research in Colorado, covering 6 institutions, 4 cities, and 53 projects, trained 255,000 Coloradoans in life-saving CPR skills, provided more than 3,575 Denver residents with online nutrition tips and healthy recipes, and presented the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Award to 38 local hospital teams who demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare. Learn more.
Foothills Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing the best care possible for every animal that enters its doors through four key principles: Community, Adopt, Reunite and Educate (C.A.R.E.). As an open admission shelter, FAS doesn’t turn away animals or pick and choose who comes through the doors. In addition to adoption services, the Shelter also offers pet licensing for Jefferson County, affordable vaccinations, microchip administration, and spaying and neutering. FAS boasts a 92% save rate, an incredible feat compared to the national average of 50%. Out of 9,000+ animals cared for at the shelter each year, 92% are adopted, reunited with their owners, or transferred to rescue partners. Foothills Animal Shelter’s Foster Care Program, which includes 170 volunteers who open their hearts and homes to help hundreds of medically-fragile pets who need extra TLC, saved 924 animals in 2014. Learn more.
Komen Colorado works to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people to make healthy decisions through public education, investing in local communities to ensure quality of care, and energizing science to find the cure through the Susan G. Komen national breast cancer research fund. In 2014, Komen Colorado’s community grant program paid for more than 887 clinical breast exams, 2,853 screening mammograms & 1,133 diagnostic procedures, educated more than 11,867 Coloradans, directed at least 1,000 women to screening providers, offset costs for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for 64 women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and provided 207 breast cancer patients with financial assistance, meal support, home-based care, and emotional/psychological support during treatment. Learn more.
The Denver Film Society develops opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences. With a year-round slate of film programs, panels & forums, education offerings and partnerships with corporate, civic, social and government organizations, Denver Film cultivates community and transforms lives with film. DFS is the only nonprofit cultural organization in Denver dedicated to the exhibition of independent film, film making education for teens, and industry & film analysis for both industry and film-lovers alike. DFS also gives the film a platform for exhibition that they otherwise might never receive, and assists filmmakers in fundraising their non-commercial projects through grants and donations. Learn more.