Denver Actors Fund in Action: Marq Del Monte

  Marq Del Monte, second from right, appeared in John Moore’s play, “Maureen Dowd’s Dark, Delicious Descent into Denver Hell, An Edible Cautionary Tale,” as part of The Mile High 24 Play Festival on June 2 at the Spark Theatre. From left: Lindsey I. Benge, Deb Flomberg,┬áKaren Kargel, Del Monte and Desiree Phillips.   Note:… Continue reading Denver Actors Fund in Action: Marq Del Monte

Photos: Shelly Bordas benefit performances raise money, lift hearts

The video above is Part 2 from my ongoing video documentary, “The Shelly Bordas Story.”   By John Moore March 4, 2013 Back-to-back benefits for Shelly Bordas on Sunday and Monday nights brought grassroots fundraising efforts to help the cancer-stricken Denver mother, teacher and actor to nearly $30,000. On Sunday, a concert organized by Mitch… Continue reading Photos: Shelly Bordas benefit performances raise money, lift hearts

Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 2: “My Son Wins”

By John Moore March 2, 2013 In this ongoing video documentary, veteran journalist John Moore chronicles Denver actor and mother Shelly Bordas’ journey since being diagnosed – for a second time – with Stage 4 breast cancer that has now spread to her brain. In Part 2, Shelly is hospitalized, has her 15th surgery, and… Continue reading Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 2: “My Son Wins”

Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 1: “Tit for Tot”

By John Moore Feb. 21, 2013 In this ongoing video documentary, veteran journalist John Moore chronicles Denver actor and mother Shelly Bordas’ journey since being diagnosed – for a second time – with Stage 4 breast cancer that has now spread to her brain. Run time: 6 minutes. Previous reporting on this story: The initial… Continue reading Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 1: “Tit for Tot”

Shelly Bordas fundraising efforts hit $20,000 after first week

Shelly Bordas with former "9 to 5" castmate Norrell Moore. Photo by John Moore for CultureWest.Org.

  By John Moore Feb. 18, 2013 When it was first suggested a week ago that friends of Shelly Bordas kick in a few bucks to send the cancer-stricken actor on a Disney Cruise with her son, they were simply asked to mail checks to the Town Hall Arts Center, where Bordas teaches youth theater… Continue reading Shelly Bordas fundraising efforts hit $20,000 after first week

Shelly Bordas supporters raise $10,000 in 24 hours

Shelly Bordas with her then infant son, Nathan. He's now 3 1/2.

UPDATE: As of 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Shelly Bordas’ online fundraising page has raised $12,635 from 251 backers. By John Moore Feb. 13, 2013 Just 24 hours after the launch of an online fundraising page, friends and strangers have contributed more than $10,400 to help send Denver actor and teacher Shelly Bordas on a… Continue reading Shelly Bordas supporters raise $10,000 in 24 hours

Shelly Bordas: A story that’s just beginning

Shelly Bordas, with choreographer Kelly Kates, told her "9 to 5" castmates yesterday that she would no longer be able to continue with the show. Photo by John Moore for CultureWest.Org

  UPDATE: It’s here … an electronic means for helping Shelly Bordas with a donation. There also will be a “pay-what-you-can” performance of “9 to 5” on March 4, with all proceeds going to Shelly. Call 303-794-2787.   By John Moore Feb. 10, 2013 For the past month, I have been following the very funny… Continue reading Shelly Bordas: A story that’s just beginning