Covenant Hospice to celebrate National Nurses Week, Mark Your Calendar, A
Letter of Thanks, and a Donor Spotlight on Patrick Reynolds.
Covenant Hospice to celebrate National
Nurses Week -
May 6 - 12
Every year, National Nurses Week
focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million
nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of
individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA)
has selected "Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring"
as the theme for 2012.
Annually, National Nurses Week
begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12,
the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a
modern profession. During this week, nurses at Covenant
Hospice will be honored for providing excellence in end-of-life
Covenant Hospice nurses are
specially trained in pain management techniques that help to
alleviate the suffering often associated with a life-limiting
illness. Nurses make regularly-scheduled visits, educate
patient and families and provide skilled patient care.
Additionally, nurses direct and supervise teams of specially
trained hospice aides who provide many personal care services for
Traditionally, National Nurses
Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which nurses,
who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to
improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and
long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions,
state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the
nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of
Worthwhile Work: A Letter of Thanks
Dear Covenant Hospice, Enclosed is a donation to
Covenant Hospice to help with the costs of services which you provide
to the community.
I was not aware of your Grief Support Group
until I read the announcement in the local newspaper. I will
forever be grateful to your Bereavement Specialist who provided a
safe harbor and excellent literature to assist our group as we
explored feelings and became familiar with the issues related to
bereavement. Her professionalism, pride in the program, and
compassion are outstanding. She is a great asset to your
organization and I will long remember the help and caring support
which she provided me.
Although this small giver could never repay how
much Covenant Hospice has given to me. I hope it will help
defray some of the costs of continuing this grief-support mission.
For the past several years, Patrick Reynolds, has
supported the Covenant Hospice Mask Parade & Gala in Panama City, Florida with his unique and
beautiful pieces of artwork. In an interview with Art Business
News, Patrick was quoted as saying he is no longer in it for the
money, as he has higher goals such as creating a movement in the art
world, a true style that will forever be understudied and carried on
through the ages. Now Patrick spends his time painting large
format originals in his signature figurative romanticism style.
His distinctive style and masks have consistently been thte top
selling pieces of artwork at the event. The highest selling
mask was at the 2010 gala and sold for $7,500. He is dedicated
to the cause of the organization and is eager each year to do better
than the year before. He has apeared on TV commercials and
recorded radio commercials on behalf of Covenant Hospice and the Mask
Gala to bring awareness to both.
Denim & Diamonds
After throwing on our "bling" and favorite
blue jeans, we raised a record $18,400 net revenue to support
Covenant's unfunded patient care and special programs in Baldwin County. Approximately
275 guests enjoyed Denim & Diamonds, which showcased hosts Dan
& Shelby from the 95 KSJ Breakfast Club, a silent auction from
local and outside vendors raising almost $7,000 as well as dancing to
live music by Cool Rayz. Denim & Diamonds also received over
$30,000 in in-kind donations. We received $10,700 in
sponsorships which is double the amount we had last year!
On Saturday, April 14th, the 10th Annual Mask Parade
and Gala raised $100,000 net revenue for the patients and families of
the Panama City
branch. More than 700 guests and 50 volunteers enjoyed a Hollywood themed evening at Edgewater Beach
Resort with entertainment by the band SolShine. Lead singer,
Geoff McBride, was a recent finalist for NBC's hit show, The Voice,
and kept guests moving on the dance floor all evening. Covenant
Hospice Board Member, Congressman Steve Southerland, hosted the live
auction which raised $25,000. The event received more than
$275,000 worth of media coverage and more than $100,000 worth of