Past Events

Our foundation members look forward to meeting you at various City of Aurora events as we continue to raise money for the memorial and the costs associated with it. We also find healing in reaching out to other Communities affected by tragedy. We have been strengthened by the compassion received when we share our stories with others, and look forward to personally thanking every one we meet for getting us where we are today.Our hope is to inspire strength and resilience in others by paying forward all of the compassion and love that has been given to us.

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Metamorphosis: Aurora Theater 10 Years Later

July 23, 2022

Metamorphosis is the theme for this years annual "Reflection Garden on Tap" fundraiser. We chose this theme to highlight this significant 10 year mark in our healing process.

"Metamorphosis" It is a tribute to our post traumatic growth and the striking alterations in character and circumstance that those affected by tragedy experience.

Join us for this special healing immersive art event. For more details on what we have planned click here

If you would like to volunteer at this event click here for more information

*For Sponsorship Inquiries Please Contact Della Curry dellacurry79@yahoo.com*

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Hero's Journey 5K

July 23, 2022

The Hero's Journey relates to any person who faces a challenge, encounters struggles to overcome it, and returns home a Hero. We hope this 5K is a transformative experience as you run/walk together; whether you are a veteran runner or this is your first 5K. We chose to start the run across from the theater and end in the 7/20 Memorial in the Reflection Garden as your return home/finish line to honor the journey from tragedy to hope. It is the perfect place for each of us to honor and celebrate our collective accomplishment as well as our heroes from the 7-20-12 event. All proceeds will go towards the Zack Golditch opportunity scholarship. Zack is an Aurora, CO native who, though in the adjacent theater, was in wounded in the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Zack spent parts of two seasons in the NFL before coming back to the Front Range. He now follows the path of those who came to his aid 10 years ago, with his career as a firefighter at South Metro Fire. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event. Reflection Ceremony 1:45 PM : 3:00 PM- Aurora City Hall Great Lawn

The Hero's Journey relates to any person who faces a challenge, encounters struggles to overcome it, and returns home a Hero. We hope this 5K is a transformative experience as you run/walk together; whether you are a veteran runner or this is your first 5K. We chose to start the run across from the theater and end in the 7/20 Memorial in the Reflection Garden as your return home/finish line to honor the journey from tragedy to hope. It is the perfect place for each of us to honor and celebrate our collective accomplishment as well as our heroes from the 7-20-12 event. All proceeds will go towards the Zack Golditch opportunity scholarship. Zack is an Aurora, CO native who, though in the adjacent theater, was in wounded in the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Zack spent parts of two seasons in the NFL before coming back to the Front Range. He now follows the path of those who came to his aid 10 years ago, with his career as a firefighter at South Metro Fire. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here. Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event.

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10th Annual Midnight Vigil Remembrance

July 19, 2022

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation would be honored to have the community join us to remember the 13 victims of the Aurora theater shooting at the10th annual remembrance. On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the annual midnight vigil remembrance will start at 11:59 p.m. with a candlelight procession at the entrance of the Aurora Water-wise Garden on the east side of the municipal center.. The vigil, which is open to the public, will include a candlelight procession, prayer, walk through the reflection garden to remember the victims, and a procession of first responders. The white crosses will be out for display after 8 p.m., and remain there until July 24th at 5 p.m .The remembrance will be livestreamed at this link 10 Year Anniversary Aurora Theater Vigil on Livestream.

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Rise Up For Boulder

May 17, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Rise Up For Boulder Fundraiser

Visit Resolute Brewery in Centennial on Monday May 17th and Friday June 4th and they will donate 10% of their proceeds to our "Rise Up For Boulder" campaign. We will be paying it forward to Mental Health Partners of Colorado's “TogetherStrong” campaign that will fund a resilient center to foster community healing. We hope to raise enough funds for at least one emotional support dog for their facility because we know first- hand how support dogs are vital to our continued healing journey. You may see our favorite support dog “Felina” there with us as we collect paper cranes to place on wreaths for the Boulder families. If you are unable to join us at Resolute, please consider making an online donation

Paper Cranes For Atlanta

March 19, 2021 - March 31, 2021

We are collecting paper cranes with notes of love and support for the Atlanta community through March 30th. You can write something in a comment here, and we will put it on a crane for you, or you can mail completed cranes to 7-20 Memorial Foundation 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 80012.

~The completed wreath will be sent to the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta on April 15th. For more information and other ways to help visit the @AdvancingJusticeAtlanta website.

#neverforgotten #RememberTheVictims #nonoteriety~

You can be a part of helping us prove there is more love in the world than hate.

Our love goes out to the friends and family of the victims, the survivors, and the entire community that was affected by this tragedy. Let us be a part of honoring them through a promise of peace and our common bond of humanity.

Memorial Booth at Buskers, Brews & BBQ

June 10, 2017

2019 Holiday Tree Lighting

December 3, 2019

2019 Saugus High School and Fresno Hmong Community Paper Crane Peace Project

December 31, 2019

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

September 21, 2019

2019 Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton and Midland/Odessa Paper Crane Peace Project

September 30, 2019

Global Fest Aurora

August 17, 2019

Reflection Garden on Tap Beer Fest-4th Annual

July 27, 2019

Seven-Twenty Sunrise Beer Tapping At South Dry Dock

July 21, 2019 11am

Annual Candlelight Vigil

July 19, 2019

Summer in the City Aurora Parks - Paper Crane Peace Project

July 10, 2019, July 17, 2019, July 24, 2019, July 31, 2019

Summer in the City Aurora Parks - Paper Crane Peace Project

June 14, 2019, June 19, 2019, June 26, 2019

Buskers, Brews & BBQ-Paper Crane Peace Project for Virginia Beach

June 8, 2019 11am

2019 Paper Cranes for Virginia Beach

Paper Cranes for STEM School HR, UNC Charlotte, Chabad of Poway

June 1, 2019

Paper Cranes for Christchurch New Zealand

May 1, 2019

Paper Cranes for Aurora, Illinois

March 30, 2019

2018 Holiday Tree Lighting

Paper Cranes for Thousand Oaks and Tree of Life Synagogue

November 14, 2018 - December 4, 2018

Festival of Wreaths

November 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018

2018 Punkin Chunkin

October 6, 2018

2018 Global Fest

August 11, 2018

"Ascentiate" the 7/20 Permament Memorial Dedication

July 27, 2018

Reflection Garden on Tap Fundraiser

July 14, 2018

Community Remembrance Notes for Permanent Memorial

2017 Holiday Tree Lighting

December 5, 2017

Memorial Booth at Punkin Chunkin

October 7, 2017

Reflection Garden on Tap: 5K & Beerfest

August 26, 2017

Memorial Booth at Global Fest

August 19, 2017

Reflection Garden Planting Day

August 19, 2017

5 Year anniversary acknowledgement

July 20, 2017

Memorial Booth at City of Aurora 4th of July Spectacular

July 4, 2017

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.