During the month of July, members from the local sailing community came together to sail and celebrate in support of Hospice Southeastern Connecticut.
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut extends special thanks to the participating clubs: Mystic River Mudheads, Niantic Bay Yacht Club, Stonington Dinghy Club and Thames Yacht Club for their support.
Members of the Regatta committee, Judy Gibbs (chair), Rob Amrein, Bob Austin-LaFrance, Ann Bergendahl, Greg Gilmartin, David Kelly, Cathy Landers and Sue Senning led the initiative at their respective clubs in organizing races and parties all in support of Hospice SE CT.
Thanks to the generosity of over 150 skippers and their crews, almost 600 partygoers, over 100 business donors/sponsors and lots of volunteers, the Hospice Southeastern Connecticut Regatta Series to date has raised over $60,500!
For the fourth time, Team Patriot, represented by Mudhead commodore Toby Halsey, was the top fundraiser. "Team Patriot continues to race and fund raise in the Mudhead Benefit Regatta to benefit Hospice SE CT because of the overwhelming compassion we have seen with the Hospice volunteers we have had the privilege of knowing during very difficult times. Knowing that there were people we could lean on was of great comfort to our entire family," said Courtney Moore, Team Patriot member.
To view race results and photos from the events, visit www.facebook.com/HospiceSECT.
This annual Regatta Series concludes with a cocktail party and silent auction hosted by the Niantic Bay Yacht Club on September 7, 2012. At this year’s cocktail party, everyone is asked to wear something white to honor those touched by Hospice SE CT. The evening will feature delicious food, drinks and silent auction items donated by local businesses.
About Hospice Southeastern Connecticut
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut provides care in the home and often in skilled nursing facilities for those facing the end of their life, regardless of age, disease or inability to pay. The organization also provides bereavement services for families in New London County free of charge, regardless of whether the death occurred under hospice care or not.
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut is a community-based, non-profit healthcare agency in New London County. It is the only regional hospice affiliated with both Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and The William W. Backus Hospital. It is Medicare/Medicaid certified, state licensed and CHAP accredited. Hospice Southeastern Connecticut has been the hospice of choice for nearly 9,500 families since 1985.