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‘RIO!’ Themed Beaux Arts Ball Benefiting National Jewish Health Will Celebrate the ‘Biggest Carnival in the World’

Denver, CO —

A night of elaborate costumes, parades, street parties and dancing is planned for one of Denver’s most anticipated annual fundraising events. The Beaux Arts RIO Ball, presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation, supports care and research at National Jewish Health. The event is Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado, beginning at 6 p.m.

The annual Beaux Arts Ball is the largest local fundraising event benefiting National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. With a 121-year history of transformative medicine, National Jewish Health is the only health care organization in the world dedicated exclusively to respiratory and related diseases. Last year’s event raised more than $2.3 million for the institution.

The Beaux Arts Ball is renowned for transporting guests to a different place and time. The 2020 event will be a night filled with spirit and fantasy – the ultimate feast for the senses inspired by Brazil’s world-famous festival.

Some of Colorado’s most prominent business leaders will serve as Grand Marshals for the 2020 Beaux Arts Ball, including Molly and Rob Cohen, Joy and Chris Dinsdale, Katherine Gold; Judy and Charlie McNeil, and Kelly and Marc Steron.

Morgridge Family Foundation is the event’s presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors include Carnival Sponsor Bank of Colorado; Platinum Sponsors Goldbug, Katherine Gold & Parker Semler, and the Baer Family. The exclusive auto sponsor for the event is Audi Denver. See a full list of sponsors.

To attend, or for more information, visit or contact Clem Connolly at 303.728.6546 or

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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