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2015 Cocktails with Class to Benefit Morgridge Academy for Chronically Ill Children at National Jewish Health

Denver, CO —

More than 250 guests are expected to attend Cocktails with Class, a one-of-kind cocktail reception at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Rooftop Marketplace of DaVita World Headquarters, 2000 16th Street in Denver. Proceeds will benefit Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health.

Morgridge Academy, the only school of its kind on a medical campus in the country, is a free, day school that serves approximately 90 children in grades kindergarten through eighth who require medical assistance during the school day. The students who attend Morgridge Academy have diagnoses that include severe asthma and allergies, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, atopic dermatitis (eczema), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and muscular disorders. With a dedicated team of teachers, nurses, a child advocate, school counselor, P.E. teacher and fine arts teacher, the students receive a quality education, all while learning to manage their illness.

Cocktails with Class will feature high-end distilleries and their signature cocktails, craft beer, wine, games, prizes and a silent auction. KBCO’s Bret Saunders will serve as emcee and music will be provided by The JV3, a Denver-based pop-rock cover band.

Sponsors include MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation; The Chotin Foundation; Exclusive Restaurant Sponsor, The Palm Restaurant; Exclusive Radio Sponsor, KBCO; Exclusive Vodka Sponsor, Queen City Spirits; Exclusive Beer Sponsor, Odell Brewing Company; Exclusive Bourbon Sponsor, Angels Envy; and Exclusive Tequila Sponsor, Arta Tequila.

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, please contact Alexandra Vander Pol at or 303.728.6527.

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.

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