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Kunsberg Classic Dinner 2011


Golfers from across the nation will gather August 7 and 8 in Denver for the National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic, presented by RE/MAX, LLC and sponsored by Shanahan’s. Funds raised will go to Kunsberg School,a tuition-free day school at National Jewish Health for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grade.


The two-day event begins with a private dinner on August 7 at Shanahan’s steak and seafood restaurant. On August 8, participants will enjoy at a day of golf at The Sanctuary, the exclusive, world-recognized course in Sedalia, Colorado.

The mission of Kunsberg School, which is mostly supported through donations to National Jewish Health, is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially. Typically, Kunsberg students have fallen behind their peers in school because of respiratory illnesses including severe asthma and/or allergies, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other disorders.

Kunsberg students receive care and learn to manage their illnesses from three nurses and National Jewish Health pediatricians. They eat nutritious meals, exercise daily and practice positive social interaction. The students learn in small classes from teachers with advanced degrees using the latest educational technology tools; they demonstrate their knowledge by showing steady improvements on the CSAP test and outpacing their peers in similar schools. Upon graduation, Kunsberg students have the skills to lead healthy, productive, meaningful and active lives.

Co-chairs of the National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic areEddie Robinson and Marc Steron. Committee members include Paulette Brody, Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg, Josh Hanfling, Michael Harms, Steve Kris, Brian Parks, Lots Pook, Scott Robinson and Meyer Saltzman.

Space is limited. For information about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, go to or contact Michael J.Meyers at or 303.728.6576.

The Sanctuary, owned by RE/MAX, LLC co-founders Dave and Gail Liniger, is one of the best and most exclusive courses in the United States. A place of refuge, preservation and nourishment, The Sanctuary is not just a golf course, but a golf experience. Players will revel in the innate beauty and inherent challenges of this exquisite course.

Shanahan’s, named after former Denver Broncos head coach and restaurant partner, Mike Shanahan, redefines the next generation of steak house by raising the bar with USDA quality prime meats, specialty bone-in cuts and a vast selection of fresh seafood. The ultra chic version of the steakhouse offers the best in upscale dining experiences with a sprawling bar, towering indoor/outdoor fireplace and an unparalleled wine selection.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S.News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

We have many faculty members, from bench scientists to clinicians, who can speak on almost any aspect of respiratory, immune, cardiac and gastrointestinal disease as well as lung cancer and basic immunology.

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