On November 1st, Hospice of Santa Barbara and its supporters celebrated the inaugural Heroes of Hospice event at the El Encanto. The event honored three incredible individuals who have made a significant difference both to Hospice of Santa Barbara and to the community by advancing compassionate end-of-life care in Santa Barbara. The 2013 Heroes of Hospice award recipients are: Peggy Polsky, Volunteer Award; Linda Seltzer Yawitz, Philanthropist Awardt; and Dr. Michael Bordofsky, Professional Award.
The night also included dinner, music, dancing, a live auction, and a silent auction featuring The Clutch Project – featuring one-of-a-kind “clutch” purses designed by 36 local artists. The focal point of the evening was the recognition of the “Heroes.”
About Hospice of Santa Barbara
Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 700 children and adults every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on 11 local middle and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.