Local Resources For The 2022 Project 8P Family Retreat

The purpose of this retreat is to provide time for us to hang out as families and get to know another one and to give families the opportunity to be seen at the Neurogenetic Multidisciplinary Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Colorado on August 4-5. This will be a relaxed event.  You can join in for as many of these events as you wish.  Hotels, flights and transportation will be booked independently (see local hotel options below).  Project 8p is working to bring the group daytime events and dinners/brunch to you free of charge.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, August 4th 

Developmental Psychology – for those attending clinic

Friday, August 5th

Neurogenetic Clinic Day for those attending

  • 5:00 PM – Welcome Dinner Hosted by Howland Family

Monday, August 8th 

  • 10:30 AM – 8,000 Steps for 8p Event 
  • Cherry Creek State Park – Cherry Creek Trail is paved 

Sunday, August 7th

  • 10:00 AM Denver Zoo
  • 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205 – (720) 337-1400
  • Meet at 10 AM at the entrance for pre-purchased tickets
  • Red-Tailed Hawk Park
  • 3701 E Hinsdale Way, Aurora, CO 80016
  • Adaptive Playground with a splash pad
  • We have shelter #3 reserved – the one closest to the splash pad. There are changing facilities and bathrooms.
  • 5:00 PM – Dinner hosted by Moore Family

Saturday, August 6th

  • 9:00 AM – Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 90205 – (303) 370-6000
  • Meet at the entrance at 9 AM for complimentary tickets and wristbands 
  • 8p Family Retreat Members have special access to the Discovery Zone until 10:30 and discounts on food at the restaurant
  • 5:00 PM – Dinner Hosted by Hickey Family 

Local Hotel Options in Aurora

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

1 block from Children’s Hospital Colorado
Large outdoor pool open May-September, full restaurant and coffee shop
4 star hotel
Free shuttle to the hospital and back

Hyatt House Aurora

1 block from hospital
Breakfast included, free parking, small pool, bar with some food open 5-11 pm
3 star hotel

Springhill Suites by Marriot at Anschutz Medical Campus

Breakfast included, free parking, small pool, casual bar and lounge, no restaurant
3 star hotel

Other Resources and Helpful Information

Colorado Children’s Hospital

13123 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 16 miles from the Denver International Airport Transportation from Airport to Hospital: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Denver-Airport-DEN/Children-s-Hospital-Colorado Colorado Children’s Hospital Travel Guide: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/your-visit/family-patient-resources/visiting-colorado/

Nearest Restaurants/Food:

Panera Bread – across E Colfax Ave from the hospital: 13100 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011 IHOP – across E Colfax from the hospital: 13650 E Colfax Ave Suite L, Aurora, CO 80011 The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill – across E Colfax from the hospital: 13650 E Colfax Ave K, Aurora, CO 80011 Sushi-Rama/Osaka Ramen Fitzsimons Aurora: 13650 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011 Smashburger – Shops at Fitzsimons strip mall: 13700 E Colfax Ave K, Aurora, CO 80011 Chipotle Mexican Grill – Shops at Fitzsimons 13700 E Colfax Ave Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011

Nearest Grocery Store:

King Soopers

15109 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 343-0064
Open 6 AM – 11 PM daily

Nearest Walmart:


10400 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 537-9808

Nearest Target

Target :

14200 E Ellsworth Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 214-0114

Nearest Playground:

General’s Park: Landscaped recreation area with play equipment & picnic pavilions, plus paved trails & a pond. 1561 Quentin Street, Aurora, CO 80045 Parks info: https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/parks__open_space___trails/park_listing

Other notes:

The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.
  • Lead with knowledge from patients. Currently, there is no cure for 8p disorders, nor is there a standard course of treatment.

The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Raise transformative funding for pioneering scientific research into treatments for a complex, rare disease involving 250+ affected genes on the short arm of the 8 th chromosome (8p). Rearrangements of these genes causes significant abnormalities to the entire neurological system, thus all organs and functions of the body– with variance in cognitive functions, gross motor skills, social development and other challenges during infancy, and throughout life;
  • Empower a unified community of 8p patients and their families so they can have meaningful lives today; and
  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.