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Jingle & Mingle by TC Hospice

Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation Supporters Jingle and Mingle to Celebrate Generosity

A recent gathering at the Treasure Coast Hospice Mayes Center in Stuart provided an opportunity for donors and members of the organization’s various giving clubs to mingle with executive staff and board members. Guests were invited to take a celebratory journey to the past and given a glimpse into the future. And, thanks to some new patient-centered Virtual Reality technology, they also received a sneak peek into intriguing worldwide travel options, sky-diving experiences, surfing, and hundreds of other immersive activities.

Attendees mingled along the beautifully decorated campus and sampled a variety of hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages underwritten by Illustrated Properties before an address by CEO Jackie Kendrick.

Kendrick shared a catalog of highlights achieved because of the generosity of the community and the many individual and business supporters of Treasure Coast Hospice. With heartfelt gratitude, she spoke of the more than 33,000 volunteer hours served last year, which saved the organization nearly 1 million dollars!

Caring for nearly 450 patients a day, providing over 900 music therapy sessions, arranging special moments such as birthday parties and anniversary celebrations, honoring Veterans as a Level Five We Honor Veterans partner, and providing grief counseling services to more than 5,298 residents in the community were some of the key accomplishments highlighted.

"We could not do what we do and provide the level of care we provide without your commitment to our organization," said CEO Jackie Kendrick. "You are the backbone of what makes our fundraising efforts so successful!"

Looking forward, 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of Treasure Coast Hospice. With that, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation will launch two new giving clubs: The Nunie Society for Women, named in honor of Marjorie, 'Nunie' Harrington, a founding member of Treasure Coast Hospice, and the Rem Society for Men, named for long-time supporter and dedicated friend Rem Mayes. The Foundation will also debut a 40-40-40 Club, with the goal to recruit 40 donors to commit to $40 per month for 40 months.

Also on the horizon, a Veteran's Care Fund and special Recognition Walls at the Mayes Center and the Thomas Counseling Center to honor dedicated employees and volunteers who have passed away.

A virtually endless stream of adventures and possibilities will open up to patients in 2022 with the rollout of Virtual Reality experiences. Attendees reveled in the opportunity to strap on the headgear and select from the extensive library of encounters.

Engaging in a swim with dolphins, visiting their childhood home or alma mater, journeying with family members to Paris, Venice, and beyond results in several therapeutic benefits for patients, including increased communication, a reduced sense of isolation, and overall happiness.

"I can't imagine how special these experiences will be for our patients," said Foundation Board of Trustee Dede Frank, who traveled to Venice without leaving her chair!

Treasure Coast Hospice’s event season kick-offs with the Founding Friends Food & Wine from around the World: A Mediterranean Experience on January 17, 2022, at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club and continues throughout the year! For more information and the complete listing of events, please visit TreasureHealth.org/events.

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