Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
Facing difficult times in his life, national best-selling author and journalist, Jon Katz found his voice and heart as a farm owner, hospice volunteer and dog lover. Katz will be this year’s featured speaker at the 22nd Annual One from Heart Awards Breakfast, the signature fundraising event for Pathways Home Health & Hospice. Attendees at this fundraising event will hear Katz’s highly endearing, often funny, stories about his relationship with his dogs, and how they brought warmth and love to his and other’s lives.
The One from the Heart Awards breakfast is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California. This event attracts more than 600 community leaders, medical professionals, and philanthropists annually. Emmy, Peabody, and Murrow Award winner Rita Williams of KTVU Channel 2 is returning for her 13th year as host of the event.
Jon Katz has written twenty-one books—eight novels, one collection of short stories, and twelve works of nonfiction—including Soul of a Dog, Izzy & Lenore, Dog Days, A Good Dog, and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. His most recent title, The Story of Rose, A Man and His Dog, will be released August 6, 2012 in electronic format.
He is also known for his contributions to the online magazine HotWired, the technology website Slashdot, and the online news magazine Slate.com. He has also written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, and the AKC Gazette. He has worked for CBS News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Pathways Home Health & Hospice created 35th Anniversary Awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution in helping Pathways Home Health & Hospice in its mission of providing compassionate, high quality patient, and family-centered care in the Bay Area.
For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, call Holly Smith at 408.773.4109 or 408.730.1200. E-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/foundation.
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Founded in 1977, Pathways now serves over 5000 families annually in five Bay Area counties. We care for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.
Donations received from the community by Pathways Home Health & Hospice provide services that would otherwise not be available, including 24/7 access to a specialized team of care providers, family bereavement counseling and support, integrative therapies, caregiver support, comfort care, and funding for under- and uninsured patients.