Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo, a nonprofit providing athletic programs and other enriching experiences for youth and adults across the autism spectrum, announces Dr. Jennifer Berman of the Emmy® award-winning CBS show, The Doctors, will join the 4th annual Light It Up Blue Aspen benefit as a special guest along with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley. Dr. Berman, renowned women's health specialist, best-selling author and recurring co-host of The Doctors, has a longstanding interest in autism. She will speak at Light It Up Blue Aspen and will have a production team covering the event for a feature about autism on The Doctors. They will also cover Vertical Blue: Autism Awareness Day at Aspen Highlands on Saturday afternoon, February, 14th where Dr. Berman and Jonny Moseley will ski with participants with autism and skills trainers from Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo.
Taking place at the historic Hotel Jerome on Sunday, February 15, 2015, Light It Up Blue Aspen is Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo’s signature fundraising event presented in partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s winter season over Presidents' Day Weekend, Light It Up Blue Aspen is a lively reception style evening of fundraising, curated food and beverage stations, music and dancing. All proceeds benefit programs focused on raising awareness for autism and fulfilling the needs of the autism community to ensure that youth and adults with autism live empowered and fulfilling lives.
Moseley and Dr. Berman will join other special guests at Light It Up Blue Aspen, including sailing champion, Josh Belsky, winner of America’s Cup and Whitbread Round The World titles, as well as Olympic Bronze Medalist Chris Klug. Past guests have included actress Holly Robinson Peete, Parenthood’s Max Burkholder, Real Housewives star Jacqueline Laurita and Hollywood super-agent Ari Greenburg.
Presenting sponsor, Sentient Jet, has generously donated a day of skiing with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley, on Saturday during Vertical Blue: Autism Awareness Day as part of their sponsorship of Light It Up Blue Aspen. Sentient Jet will also donate $2,000 to the host charities for any Light It Up Blue Aspen guests who purchase their 25-Hour Jet Card during the evening. Sentient Jet is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as The Official Jet Provider of Aspen Snowmass. To commemorate this milestone, Sentient Jet will offer a new, limited edition “White Card” and will continue to support a wide range of fundraisers and events that benefit the Aspen community.
Vertical Blue: Autism Awareness Day at Aspen Highlands will officially kick off the weekend with an on-mountain scavenger hunt to learn more about autism, giveaways and après ski party sponsored by
Aspen Magazine, complete with a prize drawing for a pair of Bomber skis (valued at $2,500) and other prizes. Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo will have a booth at the bottom of Aspen Highlands starting at 8:00am to provide scavenger hunt information and Valentine’s Day treats. All donations directly support Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo, providing support in the Roaring Fork Valley for individuals with autism. The on-mountain festivities culminate in an après celebration at Highlands Ale House at 3:00pm.
RSVP for Light It Up Blue Aspen
Tables, tickets and underwriting opportunities are available through Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo at 970-927-3143 or online at www.lightitupblueaspen.org.
About Dr. Jennifer Berman, M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Berman is a practicing urologist with specialized training in female urology and female sexual medicine. Her interest in the field has led to her now being considered America's leading expert on women’s sexual health issues, having pioneered clinical research studies on the physiology of female sexual function and dysfunction, and the medical therapies for female sexual function complaints.
She first became known to TV viewers for her award-winning television series on Discovery Health, Berman & Berman, which she co-hosted with her sister, Dr. Laura Berman. Dr. Berman has gone on to appear as an authority on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, America's Health Network and both local and national affiliates for NBC and ABC News, in addition to radio programs nationwide, and several leading publications.
Dr. Berman is also the co-author of the New York Times best-seller For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life and Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: Ten Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure.
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About Extreme Sports Camp / Ascendigo
Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo serves local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, abilities, personal growth and social engagement. Since 2004, Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo has tirelessly worked to create innovative services specifically designed to meet the urgent needs of the autism community. These services include summer residential and day camps, winter ski programs, after-school and weekend activities, and adult employment options. New in 2015, Extreme Sports Camp will fully change its name to Ascendigo to reflect its expanded mission. More about the organization can be found at www.extremesportscamp.org.