• 29th Annual Love Our Children Luncheon

    Friday May 3, 2019

    The Marriott Hotel Denver Tech Center
    4900 S. Syracuse Street
    Denver, CO 80237

Love Our Children Luncheon

Come join us at our 29th Annual Love Our Children Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in the Denver Tech Center. For information on sponsorships, tables and tickets contact The Shaka Franklin Foundation at info@shaka.org or call 303-337-2515. All proceeds benefit The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth Scholarship Fund at The University of Colorado - Denver, youth suicide prevention, and mental health advocacy.

  • Keynote Speaker:
    Kathy Cronkite

  • Silent Auction:
    10:00am

  • Lunch and Program:
    11:30am - 1:30pm

Les Franklin

Sixteen year old Shaka Franklin died on October 19, 1980 from a self-inflicted bullet wound. His father, Les Franklin, started The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth a few days after Shaka's death in hopes that other families would learn from his story and not have to go through the tragedy and pain of losing a child to suicide.

Les Franklin
Chairman, Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth

"The Shaka Franklin for Youth will continue to do what it can to keep children alive, realize their dreams, and achieve their goals."