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Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MDT)
Colorado Springs, CO
This will be a black tie event held at Glen Eyrie Castle on Saturday October 13, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm.Formal to semi-formal attire required.Masks are mandatory but don’t worry if you don’t have one we will be offering some for a donation that were decorated by the kids in oncology at Children’s National Medical Center.How often do you get to dress up and go to a ball at a castle?Well this will be the night you do.There will be hors d’oeuvres, dancing, silent auction, and other activities throughout the evening.
Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope is hosting this fundraiser and all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center for their research into better treatments of pediatric brain tumors.
Glen Eyrie is a 67-room English Tudor-style castle with 24 fireplaces built by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. This house was his dream home and is near Colorado Springs in the northwest foothills north of the Garden of the Gods rock formations. After building a large carriage house, where the family lived for a time, Palmer and his wife Mary (Queen) Mellen built a 22-room frame house on the 800-acre estate. This house was remodeled in 1881 to include a tower and additional rooms, and made to resemble a stone castle, reminiscent of those native to the England from which Mrs. Palmer hailed.
The castle was advanced for its time, featuring a primitive intercom system, and a chimney system that would hold the smoke until the wind was blowing in the right direction to take the smoke out of the valley. Glen Eyrie is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Rachaels Ribbon's of Hope
Rachael's Ribbons of Hope Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization started November 1, 2007, and is dedicated to raising awareness about pediatric brain tumors and funding research through the Brain Tumor Institute for treatments and, hopefully, one day finding a cure. The foundation is in memory and a continuation of the dream of Rachael Newton, the daughter of the foundation director. For information, please visit the website at www.rachaelsribbonsofhope.org.