National Jewish Health celebrated its contributions to the Denver community and honored its long-time supporters and leadership with another uniquely themed ball event entitled: “The World’s Greatest Showman

As part of its new and elaborate celebration each year, organizers always impress attendees with their imaginative event themes, and the 2019 Beaux Arts Ball Benefiting National Jewish Health was no different.

This year’s event was inspired by the 2017 film starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum. Posters, signage and decor reflected the circus theme and a half dozen circus performers were on hand as acrobats, singers, and other circus artists to celebrate what every year becomes one of Denver’s largest celebrations.

This year’s event, held Saturday, February 23 at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center Denver, attracted 1,500 guests. They gathered to honor National Jewish Health which began serving patients in 1899 and has spent 120 years developing new tools for diagnosing and treating respiratory and related diseases.

As President/CEO Dr. Michael Salem stated well: “Every person …takes breathing for granted, until they can’t.”

Honored as this year’s Grand Marshals were: Faye and Steve Demby; Kathleen and William Hybl; Wendy and Jimmy Miller; Kate Paul and Michael Passmore. This year’s event again provided live music and entertainment and a generous live auction event handled by Auctioneer Reggie Rivers.

Presenting Sponsor was the Morgridge Family Foundation. The Foundation makes investments that transform communities by creating opportunity for individuals via non-profit partners. Among the other premiere sponsors were: Greatest Showman Sponsor Iris and Michael Smith; Platinum Sponsors: Arrow Electronics/Karen and Michael Long; The Baer Family; Hyde Park Jewelers; and Shereen and Michael Pollak.

Among the other upcoming National Jewish Health fundraising events this year include: Hoops and Hoopla on April 6 (www.hoopsandhoopla.org); and the Celebrity Golf Classic July 28 and 29 (njhgolfclassic.org)

The 2020 Beaux Arts Ball will be held February 22, 2020.