This month:  Covenant Hospice to celebrate National Nurses Week, Mark Your Calendar, A Letter of Thanks, and a Donor Spotlight on Patrick Reynolds.

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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 care.

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 Covenant patients.

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 American Society.

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Garden Gala

Join us for the 7th Annual Garden Gala benefiting Covenant Hospice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Donald E. Price Activity Center, located at 4792 Highway 90 in Marianna.

Guests will enjoy an evening filled with art, tastings, exhibits, live music, and a delicious dinner.  The featured garden art for 2012 will be custom constructed Adirondack chairs, benches and swings transformed into one-of-a-kind pieces of art by local artists.

Proceeds generated from this event help fund the unfunded and under-funded programs of Covenant Hospice, including Bereavement, Chaplain Services, Children's Support and Volunteer Services.  Our mission is to enable patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible during the end of their lives.

 For more information about this event, visit: eventsatcovenant.org/gardengala

 

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.

Sincerely,

Sherlee T. 

Donor Spotlight

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.  

 

Event Success

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!

Mask Parade

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 in-kind donations.

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