Mark Madsen Accessibility Celebration Day

Saturday · August 10th · 11am - 2pm

Join us for the Annual Mark Madsen
Accessibility Celebration Day
Saturday August 10, 2019
11:00am till 2:00pm

Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area
Staunton State Park
12102 S. Elk Creek Rd.
Pine, CO 80470

Mark Madsen loved the Colorado outdoors and grew up spending countless hours hiking and biking with his sons in the area of what is now Staunton State Park. One night in April 2001, Mark rolled his car when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. As a result of this devastating accident, Mark was left a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. In spite of his disability, Mark continued to spend time at his mountain cabin by Lions Head whenever he could.

In the summer of 2014, the year after Staunton State Park officially opened, Mark was again able to enjoy many of his favorite places with the help of a track chair borrowed from Craig Hospital. Sadly, Mark passed away in his cabin on August 10, 2015.

With the support of the Madsen family, Friends of Staunton State Park has established the Mark Madsen Accessibility Fund to help make the park accessible for persons with disabilities. So far enough funds have been raised to purchase three $14,000 track chairs, enabling over 350 visitors with disabilities to "hike" Staunton State Park with friends and family in 2017 and 2018.

Join us for a fundraising BBQ on August 10, 2019 where all proceeds will go to support the Staunton Track-Chair Program, ensuring access for all to the great outdoors!

To learn more about Mark and his amazing life, visit his website or view the video of his last concert

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