The Denver Hospice produces The Mask Project – a gallery of handcrafted clay masks by renowned artists, celebrities, sports figures, heroes and community leaders – which will be on display in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center Spring, 2012.
Through the online auction of hundreds of masks and The Mask Project Party, this biennial community event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for end-of-life care throughout the Denver area.
More than 2 million visitors to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center will view The Mask Project. The online auction of masks is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of hits on The Mask Project website www.themaskproject.org where bidding gets fierce – especially during the final days.
In 2010, The Mask Project celebrated its 12th Anniversary. And in the decade since its founding, The Mask Project has captured national attention and raised nearly $4 million for end-of-life care.
The mask collection will be ready for online viewing over a four-week span beginning April 14, 2012 at www.themaskproject.org.
When & Where:
The Gallery of Masks opens in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center on April 17, 2012. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is at 3000 E. First Avenue, in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. The online auction will be unveiled and open for bids April 14, 2012.
The Denver Hospice produces The Mask Project in partnership with the Cherry Creek Shopping Center under the leadership of some of Denver’s leading philanthropists.
The 2012 Mask Project Party will bring 1,200 people face-to-face with the star-studded exhibit as the Cherry Creek Shopping Center is transformed into a party atmosphere Saturday, May 12, 2012. The interactive evening of entertainment, festive décor and fine dining benefiting The Denver Hospice, will feature live and silent auctions of the top masks.
How we get masks:
A committee of volunteers and staff of The Denver Hospice work the phone lines, fire off emails, meet & greet to spread the word to artists, celebrities, community leaders, sports figures and others.
By supporting Colorado’s oldest and largest hospice – founded in 1978 – you will be helping people in our community at a most critical time – the end of life by enabling us to continue our comprehensive and compassionate program of care. Here’s just a snapshot of what you would be supporting:
- Each day, The Denver Hospice has nearly 900 patients in our care in a nine-county area. Most of our patients choose to die at home surrounded by their loved ones.
- In 2010, The Denver Hospice cared for more than 3,000 patients.
- The Denver Hospice Grief Center, which is open to everyone in the community whether they are involved in hospice or not, served more than 3,700 adults in 2010.
- Our Footprints Children’s Grief Center helps children whose parents and other loved ones are ill or have died and provides with grief education in schools.
The Denver Hospice and its Inpatient Care Center never turns anyone away for lack of ability to pay.
How to get involved:
Ready to begin volunteering? The first step to becoming a volunteer is completing an application. To request an application contact our Volunteer Services Department at:
Email: email@example.com Phone: 303-780-4530
There are a variety of sponsorship levels available to show your support for The Denver Hospice.
Keri Christiansen at 303-398-6276 or Andy Levy at 303-398-6319.
For information on The Mask Project please call Linda Goto:
For information on end-of-life care in our community and the services of The Denver Hospice visit: