PJammin’ in Colorado: An Amazing Two Nights at Rock Bottom Breweries!
Wow, what an incredible two evenings at Rock Bottom Breweries in Colorado last week! ACCO would like to thank everyone who helped to make these two amazing PJammin’® events—at Rock Bottom Westminster on December 6 and Rock Bottom Downtown Denver on December 7—a resounding success. We were overwhelmed by the spirit of hope, love, and generosity demonstrated by staff and guests alike!
When so many people come together to help make this type of special event a success, it is difficult to know where to begin saying “thanks”!
So first, we will begin by thanking the five amazing families who were willing to share their personal stories, to take the time out of their busy lives to give us a first-hand glimpse of how childhood cancer has changed their lives forever. Logan, Daisy, Faith, Gabriella, and Sofia showed us just how much courage, strength, and determination is needed to fight childhood cancer every day. And the stories of the Green, Walsh, Sullivan, Kovach, and Scherff families showed us that childhood cancer doesn’t just change the lives of children: it forever impacts parents and siblings as well.
We would like to thank the amazing staff at Rock Bottom Westminster and Rock Bottom Downtown Denver for their enthusiastic support for this incredible event. Not everyone is willing to show up at work in pajamas, but they did so with joy and love to show their support for kids with cancer! Without their hard work all evening, these two amazing nights would simply not have been the success that they were. And we would especially like to extend our thanks to the very special servers—Liesl Wells, Lauren Donner, Alon Morris, Kelly Maunes, Brittany Fitzpatrick, and Mike Cailteux—who selflessly dedicated themselves to making sure our five guest families were welcomed and comfortable all evening, with no expectation of gratuity!
We would like to thank Rod Smith, NFL star and former member of the Denver Broncos, and the many, many guests who dedicated their evening to help make a difference for kids with cancer. The generous contributions donated during these two events will bring a lot of joy and thankfulness to families coping with cancer this year, especially at Christmas, which can be a difficult time for parents already facing medical bills and the many other expenses that quickly pile up when fighting a disease like childhood cancer.
We would like to thank Hope 4 Heroes, ACCO’s Colorado community-based Founding Hope Fund, for their steadfast, on-the-ground support for Colorado families fighting childhood cancer. Hope 4 Heroes was founded by the Green family in order to share their experiences and provide information, advocacy, and support for other families in Colorado who are dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Navigating the unknown and terrifying world of childhood cancer is extraordinarily difficult, and groups like Hope 4 Heroes play a critical role in providing peer-to-peer support, personal connections with others facing the same challenges, and most importantly, hope to children, siblings, and families.
We would also like to thank two very talented and caring individuals, who donated their time and expertise to make sure this event was forever memorialized in photos and video. Thank you to both Photographer, Marie-Dominique Verdier, from MDV Photo and Videographer, Kevin Graham, from Mojo Lab.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we would like to thank Kelley Cochran and the team at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc. for giving this event its start and making it a success! These two evenings were just one part of the ongoing Rock Bottom Breweries’ Go Gold® for the Holidays event that kicked off on November 16 and 17. During this ongoing event, portions of the proceeds of sales at all Rock Bottom locations in Colorado between November 16 and December 31 will be donated to ACCO to support its mission to provide high-quality educational resources and learning tools free of charge to families battling childhood cancer. We are extremely proud of our new partnership with CraftWorks to aid and support families coping with childhood cancer!
Join the Fun: Host Your PJammin’® Event Today
PJammin’ events, like these special evenings at Rock Bottom Breweries, can be a fun, engaging way to improve community outreach, build cooperation and team spirit, and help a great cause that everyone can support: the fight against childhood cancer. Children battling childhood cancer often spend days, even weeks, wearing pajamas while undergoing treatment; by inviting participants to wear pjs too, PJammin’ events help build awareness of what children coping with cancer face on a day-to-day basis and show these children that they are not alone in their battle.
If you are interested in learning more about how to host an amazing team-building program that supports a great cause with ACCO’s Signature Corporate Events Program, please visit our website at
http://www.acco.org/corporate-events/ or contact us today for more information!
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About American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping kids with cancer and their families navigate the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through survivorship. Internationally, ACCO is the sole U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI), the largest patient-support organization for childhood cancer in the world. Here in the United States, ACCO promotes the critical importance of ensuring continued funding into new and better treatment protocols for childhood cancer. And most importantly, ACCO is focused on the children: developing and providing educational tools for children fighting cancer and their families, empowering them in their understanding of childhood cancer and the medical decisions they must make during this difficult journey. All of ACCO’s resources are available free of charge for families coping with childhood cancer.