FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2017) – Pathways is excited to announce that its 16th Annual A Vintage Affair event raised $83,919. This celebrated wine and beer tasting event was hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage on Friday, Sept. 29, and net proceeds will go toward Pathways’ Children’s Healing Garden, which will provide interactive healing opportunities for grieving youth in the community.

The night consisted of more than 200 beer and wine varieties from around the world, gourmet appetizers, live and silent auctions, a Heads and Tails game, paddle raise and more. A highlight of the night was the 99 Bottles of Beer and 99 Bottles of Wine contests, where two lucky winners took home 99 bottles of alcohol provided by Wilbur’s Total Beverage.

“Pathways is so incredibly grateful for the generous support of our community,” said Nate Lamkin, President of Pathways. “The funds raised will go toward a truly worthy cause – helping local children experience healing when coping with grief or illnesses.”

The Children’s Healing Garden will be constructed on the east side of Pathways’ Fort Collins location, 305 Carpenter Road, and will offer many interactive healing opportunities for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one or are facing a life-limiting illness. The garden will feature many unique aspects, such as a memory garden, sand play area, shade structures and trees, a mandala area for art therapy and many more.

To support this endeavor, Pathways has launched a $500,000 capital campaign. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Garden will occur in early 2018. Learn more about the Children’s Healing Garden and giving opportunities at

A Vintage Affair would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. Presenting Sponsor: Wilbur’s Total Beverage; Platinum Sponsors: Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions, Kaiser Permanente, Premier Medical Corporation; Gold Sponsors: Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants, Banner Health, Columbine Health Systems, Davidson Gebhardt, Surgery Center of Fort Collins, The Colorado Trust, UCHealth, Vision Financial Group, Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado; Event Sponsors: Colorado Tablecloth, Days at Camp Design & Photography, Outpost Sunsport, Palmer Flowers; Silent Auction Sponsor: Sierra Trading Post; Safe Ride Sponsors: zTrip, Yellow Cab; Media Sponsors: 105.5 The Colorado Sound, KUNC, Style Magazine, The Coloradoan, Townsquare Media.

About Pathways:
Established in 1978, Pathways is a nonprofit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, complete palliative care for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit