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Welcome to HBF’s Annual Celebration, presented by Alpine Lumber!

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Schedule of Events

5:30pm: Check-In and Onsite Registration Opens

5:30-7pm: Cocktails & Cuisine – Enjoy cocktails and food stations while mingling with fellow attendees

7pm: Guests Take Seats and Formal Programming Begins

7:30pm: Silent Auction Closes

8:30pm: Programming Ends

Meet Karina

Karina was born in Nayarit, Mexico. Her family brought her to the United States at 11 months old. She grew up in a loving home in Aurora, Colorado, with both parents, 2 sisters, and brother. At the age of 16, as a Junior in high school, she was caught in the crossfire of a drive by shooting outside her school that left her paralyzed from the waist down. A year after the shooting she became an empowered activist against gun violence, speaking publicly, and showing a different perspective of survivors in hopes that her story can make a difference. In addition, she has been a health care and disability advocate.  She has also volunteered with gun violence prevention groups, DACA advocacy and other immigration reforms. For the past 7 years, she has worked in the accounting department with the SSA Company.