The promise of hope will take center stage on May 23 in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, when the inaugural Colorado Beamer Awards event honors the legacy of Bill Daniels and celebrates the 14th anniversary of the donor-powered program. Through the support of the Daniels Fund and other generous donors, the branch of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Children's Program that is based in Aurora, Colorado, has helped thousands of boys and girls safely navigate the challenges of growing up in a family impacted by addiction. In addition to the Colorado program, the Children's Program is offered at the Foundation's locations in Rancho Mirage, California, and Irving, Texas. Reaching out to young children with care and support was a priority for former First Lady Betty Ford when she opened the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, says Jerry Moe, national director of the Children's Program. "Mrs. Ford was very clear that addiction is a family disease and that all family members need help and support," Moe explains. In 1996, because of generous philanthropic gifts, the Betty Ford Center developed a formal, full time Children's Program staffed by children's counselors. The Texas program opened two years later, and in 2003 the Colorado program was established. Powered by donors like you From the outset, Betty Ford was adamant that no child would ever be turned away from the Children's Program due to inability to pay, says Moe. "She understood that addiction often puts families in financial ruin and that those are exactly the children who desperately need our help and support." Your donation allows us to be there with open arms for the next child who needs our care. Visit HazeldenBettyFord.org/For-The-Kids to learn more about giving opportunities. Visit ColoradoBeamerAwards.org to RSVP for the event on May 23, 2017.