Quarterly Update - February 2023


How we are reaching MORE families!

We have updated our mission and brought some money home to be housed at the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. This expansion allows us to provide gas and lodging assistance for those traveling to ANY pediatric hospital or specialty location outside of Southwest Colorado. The Durango/Southwestern Colorado areas defined for access to these funds includes La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, San Juan and Archuleta counties in Colorado.

We are so grateful for our Durango Derailers Team riders, business sponsors, event planners and individual donors that ride strong and fund-raise with passion for our cause to make our mission possible!

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2022 Donation Total = $223,749.10

A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible in 2022. The Corporate Sponsors, The Donors, The Riders, and the Dancers. You ALL made this happen for our kids!


Did you know...

  • In 2022, 85 families benefited from the Durango Derailers Patient Assistance Fund. That's over 3 families EVERY two weeks!
  • This number is half of what it used to be due to newly implemented fund restrictions at Children's Hospital Colorado. By expanding our mission, fundraising locally, and building funds at the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado we expect this number to multiply greatly and serve more families!



Did you catch our Co-Directors on the Durango Local News? If you missed it, you can watch it here!

Link to YouTube


Quarterly Update Jan23

Dear Durango Derailers,

Thank you so much for helping us out with gas money resources. We appreciate it more than you know! All these trips to Denver multiple times a year to see specialists can be costly. With the help from the derailers the gas funds provided by them have helped our little family immensely. It’s one less thing I have to stress about paying for. Thank you all so much for your support, it is greatly appreciated! 

Thank you,

Laci Jones and Lilly Nico


We want to take the time to highlight our Diamond Club Donor Alpine Bank. This is the TENTH year Alpine Bank has partnered with us and our mission to help our local families. Community is one of Alpine Bank's core values, and it has been evident in the support and community partnership they have shown us over the past decade. Because of partners like Alpine Bank we are able to provide more children with HOPE to get them the specialty care they need! Thank you Alpine Bank!


Grassburger Graze & Fundraise

  • May 24th at 360 S Camino Del Rio
  • 10% of proceeds from your order will be donated to DDPAF!

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

  • May 27-28, 2023
  • over 50 riders on our Climb For Kids team will conquer mountains for kids

Dancing With The Durango Stars

  • TBD in October at St Columba School
  • This couples dance competition is our biggest fundraising event of the year & it's a whole lot of fun!


  • Share our facebook & instagram pages with your friends and family.
  • Know someone traveling outside of our area for pediatric medical care? Share our website and cause with them - we’d love to reach more families!
  • Know someone that wants to join our cause by participating in our events or giving a monthly donation? We would love to have them join our team!

PO Box 1673

Durango, CO 81302


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