The law firm of Knies, Helland & McPherson is very involved in the Colorado Springs community and has forged a partnership with The Home Front Cares, a Colorado Springs military non-profit. The partners will be donating 5% of their net profit annually to the organization. The Home Front Cares provides an emergency financial bridge and responsive support to Colorado’s military members, veterans and their families impacted by service to our nation. This foundation also supports welcoming ceremonies for soldiers and families, unit activities, and other functions that are not readily covered by existing military or nonprofit infrastructure.
The Home Front Cares holds a Gala each year, and they attorneys were happy to attend this event last year and are excited to attend again this year. Each Gala highlights the journey of a Veteran, and this year the attorneys have the pleasure to hear from J.R. Martinez. “His story is unique, but his message is universal: your path in life is decided by your own ability to adapt and overcome. “
Bald for Bucks is an event that takes place annually at Rampart High School right here in C Springs. In 2016, about 300 kids shaved their heads on or before February 23rd to raise money and support LLS in their research for blood cancer and advocacy. In 2017, Rampart raised over 80,000 dollars in support of LLS and ranked #2 in the nation for their donations. In 2018, their goal was to raise $100,000, and they needed all the support they can get. The assembly took place on Feb. 23rd, 2018 at Rampart HS.
The student who is behind one of the pages is a sophomore at Rampart and the child of our own Shelly Frost. She has been involved in the Rampart community for years now, as her two older sons attended Rampart High School as well. Her middle child, Gabriel Craig, who graduated in 2014 passed away from complications of a stem cell transplant in June 2017 after a battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. When they looked at ways to honor Gabe’s passing, they spoke to Mr. Anderson and Ms. Darrus about adding a table at the Bald 4 Bucks Assembly where people 18 and older could voluntarily sign up for the Stem Cell Registry for free with a cheek swab. Shelly met with the principle of Rampart and several administrators to fight to include this booth at the Bald for Bucks assembly. For this reason, and countless others, support and donations to this assembly and this cause mean a great deal to KHM, families of patients, and patients themselves all over the world. Please consider visiting the LLS Website if you are unsure about anything outlined above, and a donation page to see how you can contribute to the cause.
( Attached is a link from the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and in paragraph 2, you will see that the stem cells used for cancer patients are adult stem cells and have nothing to do with embryotic stem cells and that debate. See below)