Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cruising to Success

Using “Hospice Cruise Lines” as its theme, the annual Schenectady Gala set sail for success Saturday evening. By the time the night had ended, more than $57,000 had been raised to support The Community Hospice’s services and programs.

The Gala returned once again to the elegant Mallozzi’s banquet facilities in Rotterdam, with dancing music provided by The Refrigerators. Michael and Amy McParlton placed the highest bid of the evening: $2,200 during the live auction for the Sports Lovers Delight package, which included four tickets to the NFL Hall of Fame dinner at Mallozzi’s and four tickets to any Giants’ home game. In addition to bidding on items, Gala attendees pledged nearly $9,000 to support Hospice’s grief and bereavement services, which are always provided free of charge to the general public.

Thanks to the more than 200 people who turned out, to our sponsors, to Gala co-chairs Deb Gordon and Christine Mallozzi, and to the entire “Dream Team” Gala Committee! Check out the photo album section of our Facebook page.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Featured on CBS News

Here’s an inspirational story for you, in more ways than one. Pitcher Jamie Moyer is trying to re-ignite his career as a Major League baseball pitcher, at age 49!

What’s the connection to Community Hospice? Jamie’s generosity has helped fund our Camp Erin for grieving kids.
He’s a great example of a success story who really believes in giving back.

Click here to watch the recent story CBS News ran on his attempt at a comeback with the Colorado Rockies (by the way, he pitched two innings this past Wednesday, and retired six of seven batters!).

If you’d like to support Camp Erin as well, click here to learn more and make a donation.