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Easter Seals' Season of Lights Gala


Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6 p.m., Easter Seals Colorado (ESC) will host the 6 th Annual Season of Lights Gala at The Brown Palace in downtown Denver.

Proceeds will support ESC in its efforts to send children and adults with disabilities to a memorable week of zip lining, fishing, horseback riding and more at Rocky Mountain Village Camp; where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. Comcast has consistently supported ESC through volunteerism, contributions – including a $20,000 Assistive Technology Grant and a great compassion for children with special needs. Proving to be a key member of the Easter Seals family.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, where guests will have a chance to bid on silent auction items, including trips, sports packages, and much more. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. followed by a program, featuring emcee Susie Wargin, with live auction and paddle raise to follow. Featured Speaker - Fred Maahs, is the Director of National Partnerships for Comcast Corporation and Vice President of Comcast Foundation. Maahs plays a major role in the strategy behind the company’s community investment efforts. It doesn’t matter that he’s been in a wheelchair for 32 years as the result of a diving accident.

“From the very beginning, I’ve always been accepted and treated as Fred—not necessarily Fred with a disability or Fred in a wheelchair—which is how it should be.” Because of that acceptance and his positive attitude, Fred confidently led Comcast Cares Day for several years, which is now a 75,000-volunteer strong initiative—one of the largest of its kind—where employees and their family and friends, as well as community partners, spend one entire day of community service together.

Tickets are $175 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor of the 6 th Annual Season of Lights Gala while helping local children and adults living with disabilities in our state, please contact Erin Otto at 303.233.1666 ext.223 or

Please note: This is not an AARP event, and any information provided to ESC will be governed by its privacy policy.

About Easter Seals Colorado

Easter Seals Colorado is one of the oldest non-profits in the state, having been established in 1926. ESC has been the leading nonprofit provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, providing direct services to about 8,000 people yearly through corporate and individual donations and grants. All money raised in Colorado stays in Colorado, with .91 cents of every dollar going directly into programs. To learn more, visit

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