5th Annual Heroes of Hospice
Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, staff, volunteers and all who attended the 5th Annual Heroes of Hospice Luncheon. We had more than 300 people in attendance and raised over $155,000! Our speaker, Jesse Brisendine, led the guests in a paddle raise, which raised over $65,000.
We'd like to give a special thanks to Melinda Goodman Kemp, Jill and Barry Kitnick, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Melinda Goodman Kemp, Linda Yawitz, Lynne Cantlay, and Dr. Steve Hosea for supporting the work of Hospice of Santa Barbara through their generosity.
We are so proud to have honored the incredible people who have demonstrated compassionate dedication in the service of HSB's clients.
John Aspra (1956-2017)
Beverley Jackson Art Reception
Hospice of Santa Barbara hosted a wine and hors d'oeuvres open house reception for local artist Beverley Jackson's new art exhibition at the Leigh Block Gallery. 25% of the proceeds from Jackson's art sales were donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Beverley Jackson is an author of six books on the history of Chinese costume and custom, including the prize-winning Splendid Slippers on the history of Chinese footbinding. She has lectured in Universities and Museums internationally and is a world traveler as well as a photojournalist and a newspaper columnist. She has collected dolls since she was seven years old and has a major collection of international dolls specializing in dolls from Spain and China. She moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1963. Her writing life began with a people column she wrote for the Santa Barbara News-Press for 22 years.
The exhibit runs until October 31st. You can schedule a viewing of the exhibit by calling (805) 563-8820.
Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
To acknowledge the ways suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones, our staff was present at the Sept. 10 "Out of the Darkness Walk" at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. We are touched by all the reasons people came out to walk. Thank you to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for organizing the event in honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
HSB attended the September 6th "Let's talk about suicide" Film Screening and Conversation which took place at the Goleta Community Center. A crowd of 60 gathered to learn and share their experiences.