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Craig Hospital Foundation to participate in Colorado Gives Day

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Jordan Ames:, (w) 303-789-8108, (c) 720-231-0267

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Craig Hospital Foundation to participate in Colorado Gives Day Dec. 9

Day of virtual philanthropy to benefit individuals with spinal cord and brain injury

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The Craig Hospital Foundation will participate in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, As a profiled charity on, the Craig Hospital Foundation will benefit from this initiative.

In 2013, generous donors gave $151,703.97 to Craig Hospital on Colorado Gives Day. This was a 553 percent increase over the amount raised in 2012. Craig’s goal is to raise $160,000 in 2014.

“We are pleased to be a part of Colorado Gives Day again this year, as this initiative helps raise awareness of the incredible work we do and provides valuable support for individuals and families experiencing spinal cord or traumatic brain injury” says Amy Farnan, director of Annual Support and Sponsorship.

Through the generosity of the Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day 2014 features a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if Craig Hospital receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, Craig also receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

To give to Craig Hospital on Colorado Gives Day, visit Starting in November, donors will have the option of scheduling a one-time donation for Dec. 9, Colorado Gives Day.


The Craig Hospital Foundation supports the Craig Hospital in achieving its goals through philanthropy. Operating in accordance with the philosophy of Craig Hospital, the Foundation builds lifelong relationships with contributors, raises funds and dedicates its resources to further advance the needs of Craig Hospital and those it serves. Guided by a dedicated and civic-minded board of directors, the Craig Hospital Foundation offers members of the community a number of meaningful ways to support the hospital’s work helping people rebuild their


Craig Hospital in Denver, CO, is world-renowned for the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit, free-standing rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital that provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, and long-term follow-up services. Half of Craig's patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig is designated by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) as a Model System Center for both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is the NIDRR National Statistical TBI database for the other 16 Model System Centers in the U.S. Craig received the prestigious Magnet Recognition® for quality in nursing, in 2005-2010 and 2011-2015 and the Magnet Prize® Award in 2012. Craig Hospital has received the NDNQI® award as the nation's top rehab hospital by the American Nurses, three out of the past four years. In 2013 and 2014, Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Work Place" by the Denver Post, and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. Craig has been ranked as a Top Ten rehabilitation center by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years, since the rankings began.