Rio Grande Hospital brings back Keeping the Dream Alive for 2022

DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande Hospital is pleased to welcome back patrons and community supporters after two long years for its annual Keeping the Dream Alive fundraising event.

This event was created to say “Thank You” to all the communities that help support the Rio Grande Hospital and give the hospital a chance to share their vision of what the medical future here in Rio Grande County will look like. It is also the only large-scale fundraising event hosted by the hospital throughout the year.

This has been a big year of growth for the Rio Grande Hospital and its outlying clinics. Not only did a new clinic recently open its doors in South Fork but plans for a wellness center addition to the main hospital are underway. These two exciting pieces of news were released last year but now with the help and support of all the communities in Rio Grande County, the hospital can say they are keeping the dream alive.

This year’s fundraising event will be hosted in the Upper Rio Grande School District commons areas inside the new school.

“We miss seeing our community and can’t wait to share an evening with you again,” said Development and Communications Officer Eva Timberlake.

The event is set for the evening of Aug. 13 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The Mountain View Restaurant will be catering the dinner and it will be served as in years past by Rio Grande Hospital physicians and staff which is both a pleasure for the attending crowd and fun for the clinicians serving guests.

The evening will also include a live auction by Brady Stagner. Auction items are still being accepted, call 719-657-3266 to donate items or to make donations. Some items that will be auctioned are a signed pennant from the 2022 Colorado Avalanche hockey team, an air conditioner from Altitude Appliance, an airplane ride, hotel stays, jewelry, golf, dinners, and more.

All proceeds go toward the improvement of the Rio Grande Hospital and clinics. Tickets are available for purchase now or at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are available at any of RGH's clinics or the hospital's main desk. For more information, visit

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