2012 Walk of Dreams Gala to Benefit Operation Walk Denver

The gala will benefit Operation Walk Denvers global mission to provide knee and hip replacements for those suffering from debilitating bone and joint conditions and who do not have access to orthopedic care. The money raised at the event will help transport a team of expert physicians, nurses, physical therapists and surgical technologists as well as provide equipment, supplies and medication needed to complete 50 to 70 joint replacement surgeries during weeklong mission trips around the world.

Last years event raised enough money to fund two mission trips to Guatemala and Panama. This year, Operation Walk Denver is hoping to match or exceed that donation amount in order to complete another two mission trips.

The 2012 Walk of Dreams Gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center at 650 15th St. in Denver.

For more information on Operation Walk Denver, visit operationwalkdenver.org. Members of the public who wish to register and attend the event can call 303-715-7600.

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About Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network. The network includes the Centura Health Trauma System, Centura Heart Network, Centura Health Stroke Network, and Centura Health Cancer Network. For more information on Porter Adventist Hospital, visit porterhospital.org or follow the hospital via Twitter @PorterHospital and facebook.com/PorterAdventistHospital