Join the caring staff and friends of the George Mark Children’s House at 5 pm on Saturday, October 7th, for Autumn Celebration 2017, a fundraiser to support families of children with a terminal diagnosis or life-limiting illnesses. In addition to inspirational stories and house tours, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, entertainment, enticing interactive and silent auctions, cognac tasting, a “sip and sparkle” chance to win a diamond, a mystery jewelry pull, raffle and more. The event takes place on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the George Mark Children’s House, situated on five picturesque acres in San Leandro, California.
George Mark Children’s House is the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center in the United States, and the leader in the pediatric palliative care movement. Since 2004, the exceptional staff at the George Mark Children’s House has served more than 3,000 children, parents and siblings.
“We provide safe, superior care to children in the comfort and warmth of a home-like setting, and we extend this support to their families who never see a bill for the medical care provided,” said Founder and Board President Kathy Hull, whose recent TED Talk has garnered international attention. “We are deeply grateful to our supporters, who have helped us to improve the quality of lives of these children while providing a compassionate, supportive atmosphere.”
The dinner and program will be emceed by NBC and KTVU broadcast journalist Diane Dwyer, while live entertainment will be provided by the Jim Keefe Ensemble. Two fun and exciting features of the evening (with all proceeds going to the GMCH) include the Kendra Scott Mystery Jewelry Pull and the Sip & Sparkle. Tickets are $100 to participate and give guests a chance to receive a piece of Kendra Scott Jewelry and possibly win a dazzling diamond!
Individual tickets are $350. Sponsorships range from $3,500 to $25,000 and are available online at GeorgeMark.org, by email at [email protected]
, or by calling (510) 346-1274.
About George Mark Children’s House
Asthe first freestanding pediatric palliative care center in the United States, George Mark Children’s House has set a new standard of care for children with chronic or terminal medical conditions. Since 2004, George Mark Children’s House has been the center of excellence in the pediatric palliative care movement, often serving as a model and offering assistance for new facilities across the United States. The multi-disciplinary or integrative medical care provided at the center offers greater well-being and quality of life for children and their families during a painfully difficult time, making a profoundly meaningful difference in their lives. Families with a patient at George Mark never see a medical bill, and its model of care is offered at significantly less cost than that of an acute care hospital facility.
The goal of the George Mark Children’s House is for each patient to achieve the best quality of life possible. The hope is that one day this level of care – and this type of center – will become the standard for every child facing a chronic or terminal medical condition.
For additional information, visit GeorgeMark.org.
George Mark Children’s House Autumn Celebration 2017 Fundraiser
The evening will raise funds to provide medical care and support the children and families that are served at George Mark Children’s House. In addition to inspirational stories and a house tour, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, entertainment, enticing live and silent auctions, cognac tasting, Mystery Jewelry Pull, Sip & Sparkle Diamond Game, and more.
George Mark Children’s House
2121 George Mark Lane
San Leandro, California, CA 94578
Saturday, October 7, 2017
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Founder and Board President Kathy Hull
Chief Executive Officer Linda Ashcraft Hudak
Guest Emcee: Diane Dwyer, NBC & KTVU Broadcast Journalist
GMCH donors and supporters
Music by the Jim Keefe Ensemble
TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
Individual tickets: $350
Sponsorships: $3,500 to $25,000
Available at [email protected]
, (510) 346-1274 or GeorgeMark.org.