It is common knowledge that, behind every successful organization, there is at least one individual who not only has the influence and credibility to solicit the support needed to get an organization on its feet, but who also has the passion and persistence to persuade others to join the cause. And behind every such influential community member or champion is a connection to a relevant organization (e.g., a medical society or hospital, etc.). A champion is someone who is willing to solicit funds and engagement among their connections; a champion is also someone who is a visionary, who can see what is possible…as well as know how to navigate a course to success. In short, a champion is someone who inspires.
At Doctors Care, Gary VanderArk, MD and the Arapahoe Medical Society were our first champions - laying the foundation for the Doctors Care program, bringing other participants to join our mission, and contributing significant time and resources to the organization. These early champions rallied their spouses, friends and colleagues to come together to create the well-run safety-net that functions today.