Michael Glode, a CU Cancer Center member, recently was awarded the EPIC Hero Award at the third annual Hearts and Hope Gala. Epic Experience is a nonprofit organization that offers free, weeklong outdoor experiences to people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The 2015 gala started a new tradition. Nancy Ferro, founder of EPIC Experience, said the award acknowledges the medical community that supports cancer survivors every day. “Mike was an easy pick as he has done so much for cancer survivors across the country and here in Colorado,” she said.
Glode has been involved with EPIC Experience camps and is part of the medical advisory team for the organization.
“The EPIC experience is a wonderful event for cancer survivors and many of our patients at University of Colorado Cancer Center have been able to take part,” Glode said. “Watching people stretch their limits by going kayaking on the Colorado River and then share their hearts around a campfire at night is special, and I have enjoyed being a part of the program as a medical volunteer.”