This event benefits Pathways’ 24/7 on-call nursing team, the "Dream Team," which provides after hours and weekend support to Pathways’ patients and their families. The speaker event includes a cocktail buffet, and a presentation by Bo Caldwell.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012
Bestselling author Bo Caldwell will be the featured speaker at the 2012 Pathways Speaker Event on March 20, 2012, 6-9 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. This event benefits Pathways’ 24/7 on-call nursing team, the "Dream Team," which provides after hours and weekend support to Pathways’ patients and their families. The speaker event includes a cocktail buffet, and a presentation by Bo Caldwell followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. Individual seats are available for $100, and seats at a private VIP dinner with the author are available for $300.
Caldwell, a Northern California author, is known for her national bestselling books, The Distant Land of My Father and City of Tranquil Light. She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Stanford University, where she later held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a Jones Lectureship in Creative Writing. She has received a fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Santa Clara County, the Georgia Shreve Prize in Fiction at Stanford University, and the Joseph Henry Jackson Award from the San Francisco Foundation.
Caldwell’s first novel, The Distant Land of My Father unfolds to reveal an enduring family love through tragic circumstances. The book was a national bestseller, one of the Los Angeles Times’ Best Books of 2001, and a Booksense 76 pick in both hardcover and paperback. Her second novel, City of Tranquil Light, was also a national bestseller, and an October 2010 Indie Next Notable and one of O Magazine’s Ten Must Reads for October 2010. A deeply spiritual book set against the backdrop of the Chinese civil war City of Tranquil Light shows how those who teach others often have the most to learn.
Proceeds from the 2012 Speaker Event benefit the Pathways 24/7 on-call nursing team, known as the Dream Team. When Pathways Home Health & Hospice patients and families need help at night and on weekends and holidays, help is just a phone call away. If a visit seems necessary, a nurse is dispatched directly to the home to assess the situation, address medical issues, and assure the patient's comfort and safety. The Dream Team enables a nurse to respond to a patient's symptoms quickly and often helps the patient avoid emergency room visits and hospitalization.
The Pathways Speaker Event Honorary Committee includes Kingsley Jack (Chair), Carrol Chrys, Kaki Desautels, Tori Hazelrig, Diana Gregory Homer, Jessica Kaludis, Nina Merrill, Cynthia Molstad, Nina Parker, Carol Ann Rogers, Diane Spirandelli, Ruth Stumpf, Constance Thompson, Linda Wiley, Rita Williams and Sharon Woo.
Corporate sponsors of the Pathways Hospice Speaker Event includeKayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors, Wells Fargo, Foley & Lardner, LLP, ms beehaven, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Superior Healthcare, Brannons Medical Supplies, All County Cremation Service, and Littler Mendelson.
For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s 2012 Pathways Hospice Speaker Event, call Holly Smith at 408.773.4109 or 408.730.1200.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/foundation/news-and-events/evening-with-bo-caldwell.html
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw a community need for compassionate end-of-life care. That year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5000 families annually in five Bay Area counties.
Pathways cares 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 California Association of Health Services at Home.