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Presbyterian Communities and Services Hosts The 5th Annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon

Presbyterian Communities and Services (PC&S) is proud to announce that the 5th annual Each Moment MattersLuncheon will be held October 31 from 12 p.m. to 1  p.m. and will honor 44 of Dallas’ own community change agents, everyday heroes and philanthropic visionaries. The event will raise money for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund,which helps the premier hospice provider offer specialized bereavement services for children, innovative programs including pet therapy, massage therapy, and music therapy, as well as benevolent care.  

To recognize community members who are making a difference, PC&S is calling on the public to help them raise money by attending the luncheon, or by making a donation in honor of a loved one. Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award nominated co-producer and writer of three popular television shows, David Hudgins, will be the featured speaker at the event. The luncheon is chaired by Clare Buie Chaney, PhD, with Barbara Lord Watkins serving as the honorary chair.

“We look forward to recognizing individuals who are true role models to us all,” said Godwin Dixon, chief executive officer of Presbyterian Communities and Services. “Our honorees, like our hospice programs, are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Texans. Through Faith Presbyterian Hospice, we ensure that each moment matters, and we celebrate every person’s life, up until the last moment. Our luncheon will raise money to help us support children and families who are going through challenging times, and it will allow us to add value and meaning to their lives.”

Hudgins is a Dallas lawyer turned television writer and producer, who began his television career as a writer and co-producer on the WB’s television series "Everwood",was co-executive producer on NBC’s multiple Emmy award-winning series "Friday Night Lights," and was co-executive producer of the popular show "Parenthood" for four seasons. Hudgins started the Catherine H. Tuck Foundation to provide assistance to women with breast cancer. His sister, Catherine, passed away from the disease in 2001.

“I am honored that Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation invited me to appear as its featured speaker,” said Hudgins. “Dallas will always be my home; I cannot think of a better place to share my sister, Dr. Catherine H. Tuck’s message, of living fully and making each moment matter. 

If you would like to support this important work by attending the 5th annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon on October 31 at 12 p.m. at the Chantilly Ballroom in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, tickets are available for $150 per person, or individual table sponsorships begin at $1,500 for a table of ten. Please contact Chris Patton by calling 214-316-4575 or emailing her at cpatton@prescs.org.

 

 

Presbyterian Communities and Services, located in Dallas, is a faith-based nonprofit organization comprised of U.S. News & World Report recognized continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)—Grace Presbyterian Village and Presbyterian Village North—and the leading hospice services of Faith Presbyterian Hospice. The organization fulfills its mission of empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest by providing a standard for excellence, premier training, quality services and compassionate care. With a 79-year shared legacy, Presbyterian Communities and Services was established in 2008 to join the two CCRCs and hospice organization. For additional information, please visit www.prescs.org.

 

Faith Presbyterian Hospice, a Presbyterian Communities and Services community, the largest nonprofit hospice in Dallas, provides faith-based programs and services to support the wishes of patients and ensure a meaningful end-of-life journey. By integrating therapies, Faith Presbyterian Hospice provides care that improves patients’ quality of life while easing pain and addressing symptoms, allowing them to live the remainder of their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. In 2013, Faith Presbyterian Hospice began providing hospice services at Baylor Medical Center and broke ground on the T. Boone Pickens Hospice & Palliative Care Center with a projected opening in 2015. Faith Presbyterian Hospice is nationally recognized for its innovative programs including Faithful Wish, a program that grants personal requests to make dreams come true; Faithful Presence, providing patients and their families with recorded messages from their loved ones; and Faithful Paws, a program bringing comfort to patients through the companionship of certified animals. For more information on Faith Presbyterian Hospice, please visit www.prescs.org.

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014