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HCEA, Urban Peak partner for charity

For the sixth year in a row, the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA), a promoter of the value of conventions for the healthcare industry, has partnered with a local charity at the site of its Annual Meeting. To be held June 20-23 at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, HCEA this year selected Urban Peak, a charity that helps youth experiencing homelessness.

The goal of Urban Peak is to empower homeless or at risk youths overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, and to empower them to become self-sufficient adults. HCEA Annual Meeting attendees may participate in community service project, the “Chip for Charity” golf outing and the “Dots for Dollars” campaign in the exhibit hall in support of Urban Peak.

“It is a wonderful addition to our meeting,” said Diane Benson, president, HCEA. “We truly enjoy the opportunity to help a local charity and share time with other meeting attendees outside of educational sessions and networking events.”

On June 20, community service project participants will deep clean the charity’s education center; paint the lobby, outreach office and restrooms; and build a shade structure on the second floor patio.

Organized by GWF Associates, the “Chip for Charity” golf tournament also benefits Urban Peak. Golfers will take to the links at Arrowhead Golf Club with proceeds from Mulligan sales and hole sponsorships to go to the charity.

“The tournament is a great way for attendees to network and enjoy a round of golf at a great course all while raising money for charity,” remarked Sean Feehan, tournament organizer.

Registration for golf must be completed before June 10.

“Dots for Dollars” encourages exhibitors to collect dots from attendees who visit their booth. Each dot represents a $10 donation that the exhibitor will give to Urban Peak. At HCEA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, $7,000 was raised for the Garden Valley Neighborhood House from Dots for Dollars.

For more information, visit hcea.org or call 404-252-3663.

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