[My] great grandmother, Molly [Lifshutz] and her sister Fanny [Lorber] came to this country from Russia in probably the 1880s. ...They were among the founders of ...the Jewish Home for Asthmatic Children [now: The National Asthma Center]. I think it started out as an asylum for kids with tuberculosis because Denver's air was easier to breath, back in those days. . .now it's a center for Allergies and Asthma - it's quite a noted thing, but it started with Jewish women in Denver, going around selling jellies and having bake sales....
Fanny became the first President of the organization and was President for many years and her son after her. It was quite something and so I'm very proud - its an old tradition of Jewish women being active [in my family].