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Hardware store raises $46K in Aspen for charity

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Ace Hardware recently announced it raised $46,000 at an Aspen event for The Children’s Hospital in Denver.

The hardware store’s fourth annual Miracle on the Mountain charity event nearly doubled last year’s donation of $27,000.

Money raised will go directly to Children’s Miracle Network and The Children’s Hospital in Denver, benefiting kids from across the Rocky Mountain Region ” kids like 7-year-old Lars Skoric of Aspen.

Skoric was born with many health problems including pulmonary hypertension, pneumonia, and renal failure, which eventually led to being put on full life support. Afraid baby Skoric wouldn’t make it through the night, doctors in Aspen flew him to The Children’s Hospital in Denver. As the result of three weeks of life saving treatments, today Skoric is living a happy, healthy life.

One hundred members of the Ace Hardware family, representing 75 stores from New York, California, Montana, Louisiana, Michigan and more, convened in Aspen for the five-day event. Money was raised through vendor sponsorships, silent and live auctions, and event participation fees.

Consumers interested in supporting Children’s Miracle Network can purchase $1 heart-shaped icons at participating Ace Hardware stores through Feb. 14. All of the proceeds from the icon sales will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network during the Alice 105.9 36 Hours for Kids radiothon in February, an annual event to raise money and awareness for The Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.

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