“An Evening in Havana” Gala to benefit Regional Hospice and Palliative Care
On Friday, May 17th, 2019, supporters of Regional Hospice and Palliative Care joined together at its annual fundraising gala “An Evening in Havana.” The evening, which raised $212,000 for the agency’s pediatric hospice programs, was rich with Cuban flavor. Featured musical guest, Tito Puente Jr., lit up the dance floor playing salsa and mambo hits. Guests were delighted by a strolling Carmen Miranda cocktail table, an appearance by a Lucille Ball look-alike and a one-of-a-kind themed dinner menu at the historic Le Chateau mansion in South Salem, New York. There was a chance to win incredible raffle and auction prizes donated by our wonderful supporters.
Wolfgang Baiker, President & CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, presented the agency with a $25,000 check in support of the agency’s hospice programs and services. He challenged guests to follow suit and text to donate generously that evening.
The gala is one of the largest fundraisers for Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. All the proceeds for the evening’s event will go directly to support the Pediatric Hospice Program and Services. This year, Regional Hospice will be expanding its Center to add four pediatric suites to better serve our youngest patients and their families. It will the be first – and only – pediatric hospice unit in the state; and only fifth in the nation.
“We were thrilled to host a successful and entertaining evening to support our pediatric hospice programs and services,” said Cynthia Emiry Roy, President & CEO of Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. “This year’s fundraiser was a tribute to all of the people we have cared for over the past 35+ years. Each table told the story of patient we have cared for – from our youngest babies to our oldest centurions. The lessons they’ve taught us propel us forward daily and inspire us to always provide the best end-of-life care for our friends, loved ones and neighbors.”
Regional Hospice has the largest pediatric and perinatal hospice care program in Connecticut. Last year, Regional Hospice supported $255,000 in unreimbursed care for dying children. The success of the gala will help sustain this program throughout the year.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Linde (Formerly Praxair, Inc.)
Savings Bank of Danbury
The Law Offices of Lawrence M. Riefberg
Atria Senior living
Joseph T. Sepot Architects
Mary Schinke, Attorney at LawEarthmovers, Inc.
Connecticut Community Bank
Danbury Memorial & Cremation
Hotel Zero Degrees
Individual Table Sponsors