Unmasking The Mask Project
Courtesy The Denver Hospice, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning may not play on the same team but their masks in The Mask Project were a big win for The Denver Hospice.
Fierce bidding for their masks broke out during the online auction to raise funds for Colorado’s largest hospice. Tebow’s mask raised $7,010 while Manning’s brought in $3,510.
“There was some spirited bidding during this year’s Mask Project,” says Bev Sloan, CEO of The Denver Hospice. “The Mask Project truly came together as a community event.” The Mask Project raised more than $500,000 for The Denver Hospice through the online auction of 515 masks, corporate sponsorships and Club Mask – The Mask Project party in Cherry Creek Shopping Center. LIVING WELL Magazine was among the media sponsors.
“The quality of the masks was outstanding,” says Mickey Ackerman, a member of The Denver Hospice board of directors who founded The Mask Project in 1998. “We had such a unique range of masks from celebrities, musicians, sports figures, chefs, community and national leaders.”
Cherry Creek Shopping Center was transformed into a nightclub atmosphere with themed-bars – ranging from a salsa and Las Vegas club to a U.S.O. club and ice bar among the offerings.
For information on The Denver Hospice and its programs, visit thedenverhospice.org.