Speakers & Entertainment

Musical entertainment for Cocktails for a Special Cause will be provided by Lynn University Quartet and Let's Party DJ & Entertainment. The following guest speakers will also provide information about National Jewish Health:

Master of Ceremonies
Ashleigh Walters
Anchor, WPTV
West Palm Beach, Florida


Ashleigh has been the weekend morning anchor for WPTV’s Today on 5 since 2012. Her work at WPTV has sent her reporting on stories across Florida and the country, including coverage of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the Aurora theater shooting, and Hurricane Isaac hitting New Orleans in 2012.

Ashleigh has also worked at WLTX in Columbia, S.C., and KUSA in Denver, Colo.

Featured Speaker
Maya Patel
Pediatric Patient
National Jewish Health


Maya Patel, age 16, suffered from severe eczema for many years before finding help at National Jewish Health in 2012. Today, her skin is healed and Maya has a new outlook on life, thanks to the compassionate care and cutting-edge treatment she received in Denver.

Featured Speaker
Jonathan Malka, MD
Director, Allergy & Immunology
Pediatric Associates
Miami, Florida

Dr. Jonathan Malka is the Director of Allergy & Immunology at Pediatric Associates, one of the largest pediatric groups in the country. Before starting the Allergy Division at Pediatric Associates, Dr. Malka was an assistant professor of pediatrics and served in the Immunopharmacology Laboratory in the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at National Jewish Health.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from La Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela.

His research interests include understanding and managing severe asthma and investigating biomarkers in the diagnosis and management of asthma.

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Contact Information

For more information, to make reservations, or to sponsor the event, please contact:

Stephanie Ballman


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