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Craig Hospital PUSH Dinner raises nearly $1.3 million

March 09, 2015

Craig Hospital’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual PUSH dinner, took place on February 27. The 2015 event, presented by Empower Retirement, was attended by 1340 people and brought in an estimated $1,276,889 for Craig Hospital programs, research and patients.

Patrick Ireland, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and Craig “graduate,” was awarded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Inspiration Award. This award is given in recognition of Ireland’s determination, advocacy, and commitment to serving as a positive and influential role model to those who have sustained a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.

Patrick Ireland

Steve Peters accepted the Dave and Gail Liniger Spirit of Craig Award. This new award recognizes a Craig graduate who, through their community service, professional achievement, and personal support of Craig's patients, graduates, and mission, significantly brings to life the spirit of Craig Hospital to others in the community.

Steve Peters

Also at the 2015 PUSH, Craig outpatient David Ortiz introduced a special video highlighting cutting-edge technologies in use at Craig Hospital: