Author:

Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

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Amblicab Rock 'n Roll keynote speaker Kevan Worley, who was born blind, and visually impaired runner Jessica Beecham, who works with Worley Enterprises' We Fit Wellness.
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Amblicab Rock 'n Roll keynote speaker Kevan Worley, who was born blind, and visually impaired runner Jessica Beecham, who works with Worley Enterprises' We Fit Wellness. 060816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Keynote speaker Jennifer Johnson, right, gets a thank-you gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Iota Beta Omega Chapter President Si'Mona Johnson.
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Keynote speaker Jennifer Johnson, right, gets a thank-you gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Iota Beta Omega Chapter President Si'Mona Johnson. 052216 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was selfie stick time for Barbara Hughes and her matching-in-pink daughters, from left, McKenzie Hughes, Kelsey Winsett and Kristen Hughes. at Cowgirls & Cocktails.  060316 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was selfie stick time for Barbara Hughes and her matching-in-pink daughters, from left, McKenzie Hughes, Kelsey Winsett and Kristen Hughes. at Cowgirls & Cocktails. 060316 Photo by Linda Navarro
Florence Estrada, right, was celebrated as a survivor since 1969. She's with her granddaughter, Leah Gruitch, at the Komen luncheon.
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Florence Estrada, right, was celebrated as a survivor since 1969. She's with her granddaughter, Leah Gruitch, at the Komen luncheon. 050716 Photo by Linda Navarro
Beth Bowlen Wallace, with husband John, at the Alzheimer Association's Reason to Hope luncheon. Her father is Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who has Alzheimers. 052416 Photo by Linda Navarro
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Kamel and Feda Elwazeir and sons Mohamed, left, Zaid and Khalid at the Citizens Project breakfast where Kamel was a featured speaker. 060216 Photo by Linda Navarro