Awards & Announcements

Susan G. Komen Award

                    Charlie Johnson and Pat Reed

October 17, 2013 is a day I won’t ever forget. It is when my great friend Pat Reed of the Susan G. Komen Foundation presented me with an award for twenty years of service to the Race For The Cure at the Hard Rock Café.

The award was greatly appreciated, The Race is so very special to me. Working with Pat for the last ten years has been an extreme pleasure. There is a special bond between us and I was so honored to have her present the award to me.

I would be lying if I told you I was speechless. Told the story most had never heard before.  How all the Survivors who walked under the Survivor Arch or who now sit below the Big Pink Balloon Ribbon on the grand stand are my “Angels”.

It started out oh so many years ago, when it came to me, that some way I had to identify their major personal achievement of beating breast cancer.

I decided that each Survivor was an “Angel”.  

I am Charlie, and they are “Angels”, so naturally they are one of “Charlie’s Angel. Cute, Huh !!

I love to tell that story to each Survivor I meet. Can’t tell you how many hugs and kisses I have received from one of my Angels. But, it is well over a couple of thousand, way cool, right!

Now that night was a bitter sweet moment for me. My great friend Pat is leaving Susan G. Komen. To travel the country with her husband Saint Bob. They are just going to go where their hearts desire.

To all my Angels…. ….Thank you……….See ya next year !


National Recognition – Party and Paper

    Black Cat Arch for American Assoc of Feline Practitioners

The nation trade journal for the balloon and party industry, Party and Paper has once again selected one of Balloons by Absolute Value balloon decor to be featured in their magazine ( January 2013 issue ).

This is the second time in less then a year that our work has been selected over the thousands of balloon decor submitted to them.

It is quite an honor for us to have our decor picked over so many other talented balloon decorators. Twice in one year is totally amazing.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners holds its national convention every year around Halloween. They were looking for unique Halloween balloon decor for their convention theme.

One of the major challenges for us was the hotel didn’t allow any Helium balloons in their ballroom.

A long with some other Halloween decor we created for them, we designed this awesome Black Cat Archway for their guests to past through.

It was a huge hit with their guests, it wasn’t intended to be a photo backdrop, but almost all their guest had their picture taken inside the Black Cat Balloon Archway.

Thanks goes out to the American Association of Feline Practitioners for challenging us to create something unique for them. We also want to thank, the Party and Paper magazine for selecting our work to be featured in their magazine.


National Recognition – Party and Paper


It is nice to be recognized by your peers or a trade journal in your industry. That is what happened to Balloons by Absolute Value this month.

Of the thousands of photos submitted, our photo was one of twelve to be selected and published in the August edition of their magazine and web site.  The above decor was selected to be published by Party and Paper, a trade journal for the party industry for it’s uniqueness and craftsmanship.

We at Balloons by Absolute Value consider this to be quite an honor and a feather in our cap. Thanks goes out to Regis High School who challenged us to create this amazing backdrop. Once again our customers have made Balloons by Absolute Value the best balloon decorator in Colorado.

Go to the Cool Decor Tab and see other amazing decor.