Broker associate Douglas D. Kerbs and Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) helped to raise nearly $170,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 6th Annual St. Jude Under the August Moon Gala Friday, August 23, 2013. Over 345 guests donned in western chic attire arrived at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver for an unforgettable evening of generosity. (Pictured left, St. Jude patient, Colin and guests. Photo Credit: Love.n.Joy Photography)
“St. Jude is a charity near and dear to my heart,” says Kerbs, FSIR broker associate and chairman of the committee for the St. Jude Gala. “I couldn’t be more thrilled at the success of this year’s event, and the overwhelming amount of contributions made on behalf of the children of St. Jude.”
Letitia Frye, famed auctioneer and longtime supporter of St. Jude (pictured below, Photo Credit: Love.n.Joy Photography) auctioned off items that ranged from VIP passes to the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament, to a seven day, six night stay at Del Arco Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Deborah Takahara of Fox31 News served as emcee, while nationally acclaimed songwriters Brice Long, Dylan Altman, and Phillip White serenaded the crowd. However, it was two young patients that sole the show – Ella (age 10) diagnosed and living with adrenocortical carcinoma, and Colin (age 7) diagnosed with ependymoma, a malignant brain tumor, currently in remission.
Not a dry eye in the house, these inspirational children and their parents shared heartfelt stories of the incredible impact St. Jude has made on their lives. Ella braved the stage cracking jokes, and sang lyrics from Matt Redman’s song, “You Never Let Go” to top off the magical night.
“This year’s event raised more money than any other year,” said Sarah Ford, ALSAC/ St. Jude. “The generosity of our guests goes a long way, as money raised goes directly to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The commitment of our chairman, Douglas D. Kerbs, impacted the event immensely as we were able to introduce the mission of St. Jude to new friends in Denver.”
Key Sponsors: Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, Frontier Airlines, Nordstrom, McCullough Foundation, Mass Mutual, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, and Aon Risk Solutions. (Pictured Left, David Mandarich President of Richmond American Homes with wife Bonnie Mandarich, Debra McKenney, and Douglas D. Kerbs. Photo Credit: Love.n.Joy Photography)
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is ever denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
About Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) | Since its founding, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has played an active role in the support and service of local charities and organizations that make a difference in our community. At Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, sellers and buyers alike can find experienced representatives who understand that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the incalculable value of the life within. More information available at fullersothebysrealty.com.