CAREGIFTED gives respite getaways
to weary long-term caregivers
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March 1, 2014: Seattle: There was an extraordinary conversation today among ten CAREGIFTED alumnae. Caregivers from all over the country (and all over the AGE map) met for the first time, at a celebratory luncheon, and sparked up into such animated exchange one would think a long-lost tribe had been reunited. Perhaps it had! THANK YOU to the cherishable soul who donated tickets for them all-- and thus brought them together into such provocative proximity!
Molly Ringwald and Robert Pinsky-- what do they have in common? They both grew up loving jazz, and both were in top form at Chihuly's Seattle Boathouse, February 28, performing with the extraordinary jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood in a benefit for CAREGIFTED. They the performers, and CAREGIFTED's administrative Minerva (Bronwen Raymer), along with the happy donors and hard-working volunteers, all made possible a boost of $30K for caregivers! And what a night! You can read something about it at Rolf Yngve's blog-- scroll to the Monday March 3 entry at http://chasingthewolftone.blogspot.com
All proceeds went to CAREGIFTED. Audio-visuals sponsored by A/V Pro .. Chateau Ste-Michelle donated Washington State wines. Catering generously sponsored by Collections Cafe at Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Join us for an evening of Jazz, Poetry + Fundraising. Featuring actress & jazz chanteuse Molly Ringwald, former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky, and world-touring jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood.
Encore.org has named CAREGIFTED Founder and Executive Director, Heather McHugh, as one of its 2013 Purpose Prize Fellows. The award recognizes Heather's second act career to bring attention to the undersung contributions of long-term caregivers by providing them with all-expense-paid getaways. By supporting CAREGIFTED with the funds from her 2009 McArthur "Genius" Grant for Poetry, McHugh spends her time running the organization, raising money and acting as concierge on some caregiver gifted getaways.