The sixth annual Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance was held October 4th at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado. The “wheels and wings” event featured an impressive display of collectible automobiles and historic aircraft, plus airplane flyovers, live and silent auctions and great music and food.
As the largest annual fundraising event for the Morgan Adams Foundation, the event provides hope for children battling cancer by raising funds to research promising therapies.
Currently in its seventh year of operations, the Morgan Adams Foundation expects to have contributed a cumulative $1 million toward critically needed pediatric cancer research projects by the end of 2008. The Foundation raised nearly $200,000 from this year’s event, primarily from the silent and live auctions.
The Foundation is named for Morgan Adams, the daughter of Denver couple Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams, who created the foundation after Morgan passed away as a result of brain cancer in November 1998. The foundation hosts several popular events to fund their purpose: The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance and artma, a biennial art auction.
“Every dollar counts, and every child counts,” says Foundation Co-Founder Joan Slaughter. “We focus on research because the technology we have access to and the research that’s being done is explosive. They’ve made extraordinary progress in the last 10 years since Morgan died. We know the work we support is saving lives every day. That’s what is really key. They couldn’t save our daughter. But they can save so many more now. And the people who are partnering with us in our efforts—well, they’re making that happen.”
Click here to see additional photos from the 2008 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance.
The 2009 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance will take place on August 22nd. For more information, visit www.morganadamsconcours.org.
[Source: Morgan Adams Foundation; photo credit Steven Adams]