Devin Olsen, the top individual fundraiser for the 2017 Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s, was a guest of the Denver Broncos at their recent victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Devin shares her excitement at attending the game, as well as her motivation for creating her first fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, a community partner of the Broncos. The sold-out stadium saw information about Alzheimer’s disease, and the family of owner Pat Bowlen presented the Colorado Chapter with a check for $100,000.
“I was completely in shock when I got a call on Wednesday to attend the Broncos game on Sunday, Sept. 17, with the Alzheimer’s Association and have field access as well, because I was the highest individual fundraiser for the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I was extremely excited to experience the game and see the Denver Broncos players from the field level for a bit. It was so cool to look up at the 76,000 + people who were cheering for my team, the Denver Broncos, and who were also going to be educated a bit about the Alzheimer’s Association, and how the Bowlen family got involved to honor Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who is living with Alzheimer’s.
“Yes, I may have been the highest individual fundraiser, but since I have lost two family members to this horrible disease in the past years, I wanted to raise the most money I possibly could in memory of my family members, and for my team, LCC Stonegate, where my team members and I work with residents affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia and their families.
“Thank you, Alzheimer’s Association and Denver Broncos, for inviting me to the game! I greatly appreciated the opportunity and enjoyed the experience of being on the field and the game.”
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