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Tis the Season for Giving at Aspen Valley Hospital

With so many worthy philanthropic choices available, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation is truly Standing Apart From the Herd.

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Deborah Breen, President & CEO Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

Last week, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation joined with over 1800 charities across the state and participated in Colorado Gives Day. While that special giving day lasts just 24 hours, giving at Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation is something that is needed 365 days a year.

From Giving Tuesday (which follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday), to Colorado Gives Day, to Hanukkah and Christmas, all of these days offer moments to pause and reflect upon the people and organizations in our lives who play a meaningful role. It also marks a season where we look for ways to give back, and, so often, the simplest of gifts are the most cherished and appreciated.

Giving to Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation at the holidays not only offers support that perpetuates quality healthcare year round, it can also be a one-size-fits-all solution for people on your gift-giving list. Gifts made in honor of friends and family can be a wonderful option, with a special holiday card sent from the Foundation to each person or family on your list, noting the thoughtful gift bestowed upon them. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and give a truly meaningful gift to those people who are important to you. Gifts can also memorialize a loved one who may no longer be with us. A heartwarming note is sent to the family, letting them know their loved one is still remembered during this special time of the year when our thoughts revolve around friends, family and fond memories.

Indeed, during this season of giving, we at Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation have much to be thankful for. We just mailed our annual appeal to our community, and we are already seeing an incredible response. We know that there are so many worthy philanthropic choices, making the gifts that come to Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation all the more appreciated. Gifts of all sizes are inspired throughout the year and they are wisely invested, helping to accelerate our pace of progress. Of course, we also have a gift to give to our community: the gift of new facilities, compassionate and caring staff, and technology that are typically only found at larger medical centers.

The final candle was lit on the menorah last night and the countdown to Christmas and the New Year continues. This season, I hope everyone remembers the true spirit of giving and how the simplest gestures and acts of kindness make a difference.