Coach George Karl presents Cancer Care Initiative’s first annual George Avery Award

By: Halston Puchek
December 4, 2012

George Avery, CEO of Native Rank, Inc. and GetAds, LLC., proudly accepted an award today recognizing his commitment to community service. The first annual “George Avery Award” presented by Coach George Karl of the Denver Nuggets and Sue Goodin, CEO of Progressive Health Center, was given to George Avery in honor of his commitment to Cancer Awareness in the Denver community specifically for his involvement with the Cancer Care Initiative.

“George is a very good friend of mine, but I still don’t know what he does,” joked Coach George Karl, “but whatever it is, he has made a lot of money doing it.”

George Avery is the CEO of Native Rank, an Internet Search Solutions company in Denver, and GetAds, LLC., a top Digital Marketing and Advertising Agency, both located in Denver. In his acceptance speech at the Awards Breakfast at Coohills on 1400 Wewatta Street, Avery commented that after the passing of his father from Pancreatic Cancer, he wanted to find a way to make a difference. Now, as a successful young entrepreneur, Avery found he has the opportunity to do just that.

His hope is to push the younger Denver crowd to become more involved in local Nonprofit organizations, like the Cancer Care Initiative, and not rely soley upon established Denver community members to carry all the weight. “Younger entrepreneurs have the ability to affect real change, right here in Denver. It’s up to us to get involved now, and stay involved for causes we believe in strongly,” said Avery.

In 2012, Native Rank donated over $180,000 in SEO services to five Nonprofits. They also secured over $600,000 in Google Grants for Online Marketing and Advertising.

Last month, Native Rank launched their Nonprofit Initiative, through which they secure Google Grants and manage Pay Per Click campaigns for any 501 c(3) that wants to increase their online presence. When accepted into the program, each Nonprofit recieves $10,000 a month in Pay Per Click Advertising from Google. Native Ranks goal is to service over 200 nonprofits, managing over $24 million in Google AdWords Campaigns by the end of 2013., Progressive Health Center, Imerman Angles and Love Hope Strength have all been assisted by Native Rank.

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George Karl takes cancer message to fundraiser in Spokane

By Aaron J. Lopez,, 8-26-11
Nuggets coach George Karl will be the first to admit that his fashion sense is more faux pas than je ne sais quoi. He prefers shorts and golf shorts over dress shoes and designer ties, and he often jokes that his clothing choice for the day is determined by what’s on top of the hamper. When it comes to assisting in the fight against cancer, Karl will meet even the strictest of dress codes. Karl, who has survived head and neck cancer and prostate cancer in the past six years, will don a tuxedo this weekend when he serves as the guest speaker at a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser in Spokane, Wash. It is the 10th year of the event founded by Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few and his wife Marcy.
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Nuggets coach helping raise money, awareness for the Cancer Care Initiative

By Aaron J. Lopez,, 7-26-11
With the Same Passion tha the brings to an NBA huddle, George Karl stood on the patio of a Denver-area home and shared a few words of encouragement and inspiration.He wasn’t just representing himself as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets. He was representing himself as a two-time cancer survivor who wants to improve the treatment and recovery process for current and future cancer patients.In conjunction with the Progressive Health Center at Swedish Medical Center, Karl and his life partner Kim Van Deraa are helping to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Care Initiative.
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April 7, 2011

Progressive Health Center, Swedish Medical Center and The Cancer Care Initiative were featured on 9News this morning. Visit– to read the entire story.

February 26, 2011

On February 26, 2011 The Progressive Health Center and Swedish Medical Center proudly launched The Cancer Care Initiative whose mission is to assure the highest quality of comprehensive cancer care is available to everyone. Honarary Chairs for the evening were George Karl and Kim Van Deraa. To donate please call 303-788-9399 or visit

February 23, 2011

Progressive Health Center welcomed George Karl and Kim Van Deraa on Monday morning. They shared their story and their newfound support for integrative medicine, Progressive Health Center and the Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Initiative. Visit for the full story.

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