The National Jewish Health 5280 AIR Society raised $130,000 for the National Jewish Health Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at its inaugural event, Party at Altitude, on Friday, August 19, 2016, on the rooftop terrace of DaVita World Headquarters. Nearly 400 people attended Party at Altitude presented by Hyde Park Jewelers.  

The 5280 AIR Society (Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory) is a group of young leaders in Denver who are invested in the National Jewish Health mission and want to make a difference. They represent a variety of industries and will lead the next generation of the institution’s philanthropy by sharing their ideas and vision to propel their fundraising efforts, drive awareness, and pave the way for up-and-coming young leadership. 

Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health is a unique, free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Its mission is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially.  

Chemical Foxes, an AXS Group production, combined a DJ, guitar and horns for a fully dimensional musical experience . The B-Boys and the Tricker performed some stylish break dancing moves that wowed the crowd. The event featured a silent auction and a coveted live auction package that included a Rolex Oyster men’s watch donated by Hyde Park Jewelers and two tickets to a Friday round at the 2017 PGA Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

Bo Jaxon from Mix100 and Vic Lombardi from Altitude Sports emceed the live auction and raised an additional $6,500 for Morgridge Academy.   Dom, Emily and Jeremy from the Mix 100 Morning Show along with Mark Andrew from Mix 100 and nearly 400 guests enjoyed a variety of small bites from Denver’s premier restaurants such as Matsuhisa, Work & Class, The Palm Restaurant, Barolo Grill, KTM Restaurant Group, Fish N Beer, SOL Cocina and White Lies. Guests also enjoyed a jolt of energy from nitro coffee courtesy of Ink! Coffee which was served at the dessert bar.  The glowing Sky Bar sponsored by Argonaut Liquors, Arta Tequila, Laws Whiskey and Global Wine Hounds was a big hit where guests had the option to order any cocktail they desired in addition to the signature cocktails that were offered by Steven Waters of White Lies and Girard Collier of Tacos Tequila Whiskey.