A 5-day summertime adventure offered to the children we serve and their entire immediate family. The program forges strong bonds within families, while introducing them to a much needed network of other families who face similar challenges, creating lasting relationships. Invitations will be emailed to all Shining Stars families in April 2019.
Join your Shining Stars friends and Adaptive Adventures at the first annual “Get Outdoors and Play” Day! We’ll gather at the Aurora Reservoir from 3-7 pm for games, a BBQ and more! Contact Cookie for more information at 970-726-8009 or email Cookie@ShiningStarsFoundation.org to learn more about this fun new event!
Push your limits with these stunning, remote races in the heart of the Rocky Mountains - located just 60 miles outside of Denver! Our half marathon and 5K are perfect for athletes of all levels, but will be sure to challenge you as you enjoy the dazzling mountain views!
Join us for a night at the Sky-Line Club in Chicago featuring musical guests Nashville based singer and songwriter, Mare Wakefield and Nomad. The evening will also include hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and more! All proceeds benefit the Shining Stars Foundation!
Karl & Jeanne Mueller and Kurt & Laurie Yndestad
Friday, August 9, 2019
Sky-Line Club - Chicago
307 N. Michigan Ave. 24th floor, Chicago, IL
7:00 pm doors open
8:00 pm music starts
$65/ticket: Includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. Cash bar will be available for cocktails. Space is limited - get your tickets today!
The Mad Hatter has moved to Hollywood! This event is brought to you by the same team that put on the Mad Hatter’s Garden Party, our inaugural, sold-out event!
We are rolling out the red carpet to give hope to kids with pediatric cancer! Get glammed up “old Hollywood” style and join co-chairs Michael Ditchfield, Laura Kruger, and Delinda Fatianow for this star studded event. The evening will feature: dinner by Epicurean Catering, live entertainment, fine wines, local brews, exciting live and silent auctions, and more!
Tickets and More Info: https://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/gala
Not your average summer camp - A dynamic, week-long program for children ages 8-14 facing cancer or another life-threatening illness. The program is designed to foster new relationships between participants, while giving them challenging and unique experiences. Activities include rock climbing, rappelling, outdoor education, team building activities, rafting, therapeutic arts & crafts, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, challenge courses, and more!
Lounge by the Roaring Fork River and sip on a selection of rosés, wines, tequilas, and other fine spirits, while listening to the beats of St. Tropez. This intimate, VIP experience will feature:
Dishes & deserts from top local restaurants and caterers
Fine rosé, wine, and tequila tastings from top labels
Silent and live auctions featuring irresistible items
Stunning views at a private, outdoor venue at the Roaring Fork Club
More Info and Tickets: https://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/day-of-rose
Monster Truck Races!
Sunday, June 17th 2018
Colorado National Speedway
4281 Co Rd 10
Dacono, CO 80514
3:30 pm- 5 pm: Pit Party! Exclusive invite for Shining Stars' families. Meet your favorite drivers, take a ride, get autographs and pictures, and tour the trucks up close! Please plan to arrive between 3 pm and 3:15 pm to be the first in line for a monster truck ride!
5 pm - 8 pm:Monster Truck Races! Families will have reserved seats under the scoring tower.
Refreshments: Each ticket will come with a coupon for a drink and a hot dog. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Hard-sided coolers, glass and alcohol are not allowed.
2019 Third Annual Dragon Boat Races
Saturday, June 1st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lake Arbor Pavilion
Sign Up Deadline: Monday, May 13th
**Children (ages 10+) and adults, are welcome to be paddlers. Children younger than 10 will be able to go on a dragon boat ride prior to the races.
**This event is made possible by world-class competitor and coach, Michael Boyd. Michael, better known as Captain Bligh, is the founder of the Dragon Boat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO).
**All Dragon Boats and safety equipment will be provided by DRACO. Adaptive seats will be available.
**Music, lunch, and drinks will all be provided at the Lake Arbor Pavilion!
**Lake Arbor is small, shallow lake with a park, playground, and portable restrooms on site.
By signing up you are agreeing to:
If you have an emergency or are unable to attend, you must contact Cookie on her cell phone immediately at 970-531-7823.
This event is ONLY for Shining Stars and their family members, as well as Shining Stars Mentors and Mentees
*Cookie will be in touch soon to confirm your space!*
Shining Stars Foundation is proud to be a beneficiary of a portion of proceeds from the Aspen Skating Club’s presentation of “Jungle Safari on Ice”, a family oriented performance for all ages. Sixty-five local skaters will perform alongside Olympic and International celebrities Marai Nagasu, Paul Wylie and Alex Johnson on March 9 at Lewis Arena at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. This is a fun musical show starring familiar characters from Lion King, Jungle Book, Rio, Tarzan and Madagascar. Children under 4 are FREE. Get your tickets today! https://www.aspenfigureskatingclub.com/shows
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shining Stars.
A five-day retreat for young adult (18+) pediatric cancer survivors. Program includes adaptive skiing during the day and targeted group teambuilding activities and workshops during the evening. The goal of the program is to give young adult pediatric cancer survivors the tools and support to successfully transition into adulthood and thrive.
We will be hosting our annual toy drive throughout Colorado starting November 19. We will have drop off locations in the Aspen area, Winter Park area, and Denver area. Click here to learn more. All toys will be give to pediatric cancer patients and their siblings, to bring them some joy and hope this holiday season.
Strap on your biking shoes and your spandex shorts and get ready to pump those legs for a good cause! Mountain Life Fitness in Granby, CO will be hosting a spin-a-thon to benefit the Shining Stars Foundation. 100% of the proceeds go to the Stars! All ages and levels welcome!
New this year- Mountain Life Fitness will be coordinating a silent auction to add to the event. If you are interested in donating any items for this auction, please contact Jackie Wright at Mountain Life Fitness.
More information to come.
Shining Stars and their families are invited to the 2nd annual Dragon Boat Races! Michael Boyd and the Dragon Boat Racing Association of Colorado have generously donated their time and equipment to this fun-filled day. Kids and Families will race across Lake Arbor then enjoy music and a picnic lunch! Email Cookie at Cookie@ShiningStarsFoundation.org for more information!
Fore! Aspen Elks Lodge #224 is hosting their annual golf tournament on September 16th! If you'd like to support Shining Stars while getting some great exposure for your business, or if you'd like to play in the tournament, contact the Elks Lodge at (970) 925-9071.
The Miracle Party is an annual gala event for hundreds of childhood cancer & blood disorder patients and their families providing resources, community support, hope and compassion during a difficult time. Life is precious and the Miracle Party gives our heroes something to look forward to and enjoy together, as a family.
A unique wine and tequila, culinary experience benefitting the Shining Stars Foundation, inspired by the most beautiful and famous beach clubs in Europe. Lounge by the Roaring Fork River and sip on a selection of rosés, tequilas, and other fine spirits, while listening to the beats of St. Tropez. Get your tickets at: https://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/day-of-rose
Hey Aspen! Join us for a SoulCycle ride, sponsored by Outdoor Voices. It is $50 to join us for a 60 minute class and ALL proceeds benefit Shining Stars. Thank you Outdoor Voices - check out their store in Aspen, it is amazing! The class is Wednesday, December 27 at 2:00 pm. Then head on over to Outdoor Voices for a fabulous shopping party where 20% of sales will be donated to Shining Stars! Click here to sign up.