It’s probably safe to say that Dave Myers felt like the lucky leprechaun who found the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow following the Metro Community Provider Network’s Green Tie Gala.
Myers, who will retire in April after 24 years as the MCPN’s president and chief executive officer, left the Hyatt Regency Tech Center knowing that the 425 guests had raised $188,759 to continue his agency’s work in providing affordable, culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care to low-income residents in the metro area.
He also went home with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award given by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
“As we navigate the waters of a new administration, we are fortunate to be in a partnership with 19 other community health centers in Colorado who are all focused on meeting whatever may come,” Myers said.
Lights around the globe will be turned off on Saturday night as part of an annual grassroots movement to shine light on environmental issues.
Millions of people participate in Earth Hour, which happens in Denver from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Hundreds of iconic spots around the planet, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Empire State Building in New York City, have participated in the event.
In Denver this year, Denver International Airport, as in years past, will turn out the lights on the airport’s giant blue “Mustang” statue, as well as dimming the “Shadow Array” artwork at the hotel and transit center, DIA said in a Friday news release.
“Denver International Airport works hard to be a sustainability leader within the aviation industry,” Scott Morrissey, DIA’s senior director for sustainability, said in the release.