Happiness is a positive idea. A philosophy that says it’s possible to create a productive and happy life, especially for Coloradans with neurological disorders.  With the support and commitment of the Colorado Neurological Institute many, indeed, live well and enjoy happy lives.

For 26 years, CNI has been committed to making sure that all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to state-of-the-art medical care, support services, education, ongoing rehabilitation and research opportunities. Saturday, September 13, at the Grand Hyatt, hundreds celebrated CNI’s patients, caregivers and the state of being happy. Even while facing difficult neurological conditions, many of CNI’s patients have re-discovered happiness and continued their commitment to doing everything in their power to “live well”. This event supports CNI’s efforts to help individuals with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, hearing disorders, brain tumors and Huntington’s, to live the best life possible through clinical research, patient services and education.

The event was an unparalleled, colorful Fall evening, designed to celebrate friends, family, doctors, patients and volunteers. Patients such as Nancy Ivankoe and Paul Cunningham were there to share their renewed health and show support for CNI which has made a significant difference in their lives.

Mr. Eddie Robinson, the man known for milk, was given the 2014 Community Champion Award for his tireless work with the organization. Family and friends gathered Saturday night to honor and congratulate the man who continues to give generously of his time and philanthropy to the Denver community.

The evening’s finale began with auctioneer, Gary Corbett. He moved items with rapid fire, such as a balloon ride, a hike up a 14er with Chris Tomer and Dr. Rajeev Kumar; tickets to the Great American Beer Festival from Tommyknocker Brewery, tennis lessons, a signed Elway jersey, California wine country tour and tasting, a luxury vacation in Fiji, fine art by Paul Cunningham, a Mexican vacation, a Canadian tour and, tickets to the 2015 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.  Corbett kept the bids and money moving fast and furious for the organization.

Breathless and spent, the guests relaxed to the rocking sounds of The Outliers, one of Denver’s great get-up-and-dance bands.

For more information on the Colorado Neurological Institute: email info@thecni.org. 303-788-4010.