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2017 Champions of Hope Gala Venue!

The 2017 Gala Committee is so excited to announce we will be hosting this year’s event at the historic Mile High Station. Located adjacent to the Field at Mile High Stadium, Mile High Station occupies the former Midwest Steel and Ironworks building. The original building dates back to the turn of the century (1897). At that time the building was a Denver landmark employing hundreds of Ironworkers and craftsmen. During the early 1900’s, workers built and shipped large-scale ship sections for use by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Based on the significance of the building and the important role that it played in Colorado’s history, the building is under consideration as a Historic building by the State of Colorado’s historic preservation Officer.


Today, the building is home to the Mile High Station. The structure has been carefully renovated to preserve much of the original architectural features, including the old-brick exterior walls, “I-Beam” steel structure, and some of the original operational equipment. New features to the structure include an elevated mezzanine, kitchen, beautiful brick bar, custom chandeliers, large patio, plasma TV’s, and in-house A/V system.

We look forward to hosting a 4-course plated meal, live entertainment and auction in this great space. For more information on the venue, check out their Facebook page.

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Footer’s Catering Joins the Gala

The 2017 American Cancer Society Gala Committee is very excited about having Footers Catering provide their exquisite cuisine for the Butterfly Ball event.  The Gala Committee had the honor of visiting Footers Catering and meeting their wonderful employees on Tuesday, May 9th.  It was very apparent from the beginning that Footers is very passionate about what they do, creating the best experience for their guests and staying committed in taking care of their employees.  Additionally, all of the staff members were very friendly, organized and accommodating.

Upon arrival, the Footers staff greeted us with a refreshingly fruity drink.  They also had beautiful macarons displayed at each place setting that their culinary dessert chef creatively crafted as ideas for our guests’  giveaway gifts.  Notice the detail that was taken into account in regards to the theme and colors for this year’s event.

We toured the facility and sampled many different dishes for the gala’s plated four-course dinner.  Below is a sneak peek of some of the delicious hors d’ oeuvres we taste tested and made suggestions on.  Out of the selection, can you guess which ones our committee chose?


Closing out our visit, the desserts were amazing and consisted of two completely different, yet indulgent flavors.  The chocolate lovers in our group enjoyed the Chocolate Crunch Fudge Mousse, while cheesecake fans were in pure delight over the Dream Cheesecake which was topped off with a macaron and fresh berries.


Stay tuned for more possible reveals on additional menu items which our committee chose for your fine dining this year at the Butterfly Ball.

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