What’s happening Broncos Country? I can’t believe it’s already November. I really can’t believe that the first snow has finally fallen here in Denver. Burrr! Time to get bundled up in our chaps and jackets! The balmy and even at times downright sweltering days we had in October are far in the past. October was also Breast Cancer Awareness month. But no matter what month it is, the fight against Breast Cancer continues every day.
Just this past weekend 8 of your Denver Broncos Cheerleaders volunteered to help out at the Pink Tie Affair, a fund-raising event to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Pink Tie Affair was held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver and was quite a success!
The large ballroom was filled with a sea of beautiful ladies dressed in pink gowns and gentlemen wearing suits and pink ties. A silent auction was going on in the adjacent room. There was pink in every direction as far as the eye could see.
The other cheerleaders and I helped collect donations from the patrons that attended the event. Also, Billy Thompson — yep that’s right, our very own Broncos alumni — showed his support by not only attending the event, but by presenting a $10,000 check to the cause on behalf of the Denver Broncos.
Nearing the end of the evening things got exciting. A live auction took place and we cheerleaders got in on the action by encouraging the crowd to bid. There were some great items up for auction: a trip to Arizona with the Denver Broncos, trips to see Ellen DeGeneres and David Letterman, a heart-shaped sapphire necklace, an autographed Kyle Orton jersey, and a vacation to Mexico, among other wonderful items to bid on. The stakes were high and the bidders went back and forth fighting for their prize. In the end, the live auction was a huge success bringing in more fund-raising dollars than last year’s event! Those that were the final winning bidders of their item truly opened up more than just their wallets; they opened up their hearts and gave to a great cause.
After the silent auction, which rounded out the evening, the cheerleaders stayed to take pictures with fans and sign autographs. We got so many compliments on our support of the event, and also compliments on our pink uniforms! I must admit that pink is my favorite color, so I was more than happy to pose for pictures in our sparkly pink outfits!
As you all may remember, your DBC’s wore those same pink outfits during the October 17th home game against the New York Jets. Also, during the half time show, we performed a tribute to recognize all Breast Cancer survivors and those still fighting. It was an honor to stand alongside such strong and courageous women.
So in closing, I’d like to encourage everyone to not forget about those who are battling this grave disease just because October is behind us. The fight against Breast Cancer is far from over. However, every day we get closer to a cure. And every day we get there with the amazing support of generous and committed advocates for the cure. I have faith that one day it will all be behind us. In the meantime, I would like to share a message of hope and love to those families who have lost, to those who have fought and won, and to those who are fighting now. Never give up hope, and we will never give up until there is a cure!
Look for more thoughts from Sam and other Broncos cheerleaders throughout the 2010 season.