Thanksgiving is a time when many of us take stock our numerous blessings – our health, our homes, our comforts and our loved ones. Unfortunately, many of our neighbors have not been so fortunate, and this Thanksgiving they won’t be counting their blessings, but rather, the days until the trial for the Aurora theater shooting victims begins – an ordeal in which many will be forced to relive the tragedy of the night on July 20, 2012 when a lone gunman entered the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater and opened fire, killing 12 innocent people and injuring 58 more.
These victims – family members, friends, and loved ones of those killed, as well as witnesses to the horrors of that massacre – will need all the support our community can provide during the trial of accused gunman James Holmes, which is scheduled to begin in January of 2015.
And so, we’re asking for your help in this worthy cause. In three weeks, on Saturday, December 13, 1:00-4:00 pm, our nonprofit We Play It Forward is partnering with our good friends, Jacque Shumway and Joe Brady of the Living Younger Longer Institute, in a benefit concert for the Aurora Strong Resilience Center to support stress therapy programming and services to those attending the Aurora shooting trial. This worthwhile fundraiser, featuring the talented guitar duo Skanson & Hansen, will be held at 1298 Peoria Street in Aurora, and will also include good food and a silent auction. Seating is limited and tickets are just $30.
Log on to http://taichidenver.com/communityfunding.html more information, to purchase tickets, or to donate online to this worthy cause. Or if you can’t make the event and prefer to donate by check, simply mail your contribution to:
Living Younger Longer Institute
1529 York Street, #1
Denver, CO 80206
Questions? Call 303-744-7676.
We hope to see you there. Thank you all in advance for your support!