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Mike Butts Discusses Throwing Frisbees with Patient Owen Ballweg, circa 1975

Identifier: B089.12.0019.0016.00001


Mike Butts, disc jockey of KIMN, discusses frisbee throwing with Owen Ballweg, a patient at the National Asthma Center in Denver. The event was called the Great KIMN Funky Frisbee Fly-In and money generated helped to raise money for NAC's treatment, research and education programs. The National Asthma Center's history began in 1907, which was a refuge for lower-income children whose parents were being treated for tuberculosis, or had passed away from tuberculosis. In 1928 the institution changed names to the National Home for Jewish Children in Denver. In 1953, the name changed to the Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children at Denver and the institution became a treatment center for children with asthma. In 1957, the name changed again, to the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH). In 1973, the name National Asthma Center was adopted and in 1978 the National Asthma Center merged with the National Jewish Health Hospital and Research Center to become the National Jewish Health Hospital / National Asthma Center (NJH/NAC).


  • circa 1975

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Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains photographs and slides.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Donated as part of the National Asthma Center Records.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Attached to photograph (press release): ''FRISBEE FUN TO HELP SICK KIDS -- KIMN disc jockey Mike Butts discusses the art of Frisbee throwing with Owen Ballweg, 15, of Bayonne, N.J., a patient at Denver's National Asthma Center, 1999 Julian Street. Owen is one of the Center's patients who will benefit from the Great KIMN Funky Frisbee Fly-In, to be held from 2 to 5pm on Sunday, September 15 at Denver Public Schools Stadiu, 1450 S. Franklin. The sale of special Frisbees through Shakey's Pizza Parlors from now until the Fly-In will raise money for the Center's treatment, research and education programs. Purchase of the special Frisbees entitles buyers to attend and compete in the Fly-In, and to free refreshments.''


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