Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Donors to Pathways Hospice raised more than $40,000 to meet a challenge grant announced at the 23rd Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October 10, 2013. Offered by a small group of private individuals, the monies raised through the challenge grant will support Pathways’ hospice care for the community.
“Pathways has been caring for families and patients for over 36 years. Many of these patients are the neighbors, family members and friends of our supporters,” said Sandra Coolidge, Pathway’s Vice President of Admissions, Community Relations, & Philanthropy. “Fulfilling this challenge grant is a real vote of confidence in us and the quality of care we provide.”
This is the fifth year that dedicated Pathways’ supporters have pooled their donations to create a challenge grant for the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast. This popular fundraising event attracts over 600 community leaders, medical professionals, and philanthropists who support local hospice care. This year’s event featured former CIA spy Tony Mendez, who authored the book Argo, which inspired the Oscar-winning film of the same name. Rita Williams also returned for her 14th year as host of the event.
Sponsors of the 23rd Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast included Diamond Sponsor Wells Fargo and Lead Underwriters El Camino Healthcare District and Sequoia Hospital/Dignity Health, as well as Underwriters, the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Other sponsors included Barney & Barney LLC, Palo Alto Commons, Rambus Inc., Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Avidbank, California Home Medical Equipment, Dignity Providers, Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLP, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Alhouse Deaton, Management & Leasing, Inc., Covenant Care, Los Altos Community Foundation, Medline Industries, Inc., American Baptist Homes of the West, VALIC, Los Altos Town Crier, The Almanac, Palo Alto Online, and Palo Alto Weekly were media sponsors. Kepler’s Books & Magazine was the book sponsor.
The 24th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast will be held in October 2014, and will feature New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. For more information, call (408) 730-1200 or email events(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org.
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 36 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a remarkable group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties.
Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.
For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.