On September 26, Klein Buendel helped sponsor the 2019 Denver
Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards. The
event was themed “Together for the Ages” and hosted by the Denver
Commission on Aging for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Dr. Barbara Walkosz,
KB Senior Scientist, is an appointed member of the Denver Commission on Aging.
By 2030, one in four residents of the city of Denver will be over 60 years of age. The Denver Commission on Aging helps to make Denver the best possible community for older adults through outreach, communication and advocacy, including:
Advocating for their rights and concerns
Empowering older adults through dissemination of information and sharing community resources
Monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting older adults
The Mayor’s Diversity and
Inclusion Awards is an annual program of the agency for Human Rights
& Community Partnerships (HRCP). HRCP is the umbrella agency for nine
offices and ten commissions that work to create a more just and equitable
Denver. Through advocacy, capacity building, collaboration, community
engagement, and direct services HRCP works to create lasting change for
Denver’s residents. This includes ensuring that people from all corners of
the Denver community community are empowered and supported with the innate
knowledge that diverse perspectives, skills, and resources strengthen the
foundation for lasting solutions.
Inclusivity is the cornerstone of HRCP’s work. They strive
to give voices to the voiceless and to create a world class city where everyone
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
and the community commissioners honored 10 individuals or organizations with the
2019 Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards.
Per their website, the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is the largest outdoor snow sports industry gathering in North America. The trade show brings outdoor industry brands, suppliers, retailers, and leaders together for a three-day expo at the Colorado Convention Center. Although the trade show is closed to the public, last year the event attracted over 29,000 attendees with representatives from over 1,000 brands.
The extensive Snow Show provides the opportunity to reach thousands of individuals who work and recreate outdoors. Every year, for over a decade, KB has partnered with the CSCTF and RMS to raise awareness about UV radiation and skin cancer prevention at the event. We stress the importance of practicing sun safety at high elevation during the winter months when UV can reach very high levels.
Specifically, KB increases people’s awareness of their personal risk for skin cancer by taking individual’s UV photographs using a Reveal Imager. The imager by Canfield, has the ability to capture and expose a lifetime of sun damage in a single image of someone’s face that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. From the image, KB staff point out problem areas that have received damage from the sun and suggested simple sun safety practices for people to better protect themselves from accruing further UV damage.
Other members of the CSTF, including Colorado dermatologists and dermatology interns, were also present to help field questions and to perform free skin examinations on request.