SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Television journalist and producer Joel Buchwald, son of Art Buchwald, will be this year’s featured speaker at the 21st One from the Heart Awards Breakfast. A fundraiser for Pathways Home Health & Hospice, the One from the Heart Awards breakfast is scheduled for October 6, 2011, 7:30-9:30 am, at Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel in Palo Alto, California and attracts more than 600 community leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists annually. Emmy and Peabody Award winner Rita Williams of KTVU Channel 2 is returning for her 12th year as host of the event.
Buchwald will share the wit and wisdom of his father, Art Buchwald, a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist who passed away in 2007. He will share stories about his father, an American humorist with a long-running national newspaper column. At age 80, Art was told he had only a few weeks to live. He made national news announcing that he would spend his final days in a local hospice where, instead of dying, he flourished. Celebrities and dignitaries flocked to visit Art, who even wrote a book about his experiences. Art’s final months were spent with Joel, who learned what is truly important in life from caring for both of his parents at the end of their lives.
In addition to the featured speaker, a highlight of the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast is the honoring of individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to hospice care, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Three awards given: The John W. Gardner Visionary Award, which recognizes the work of those individuals who strengthen regional or national commitment to healthcare or philanthropy; The Frances C. Arrillaga Humanitarian Award which celebrates volunteerism and regional philanthropy; and the One from the Heart Award which honors enduring contributions to Pathways hospice patients and families.
For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, call Holly Smith at 408.773.4109 or 408.730.1200. E-mail [email protected] or visit www.pathwayshealth.org/foundation.
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Founded in 1977, Pathways now serves over 5000 families annually in five Bay Area counties. We care for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.
Donations received from the community by Pathways Home Health & Hospice provide services that would otherwise not be available, including 24/7 access to a specialized team of care providers, family bereavement counseling and support, integrative therapies, caregiver support, comfort care, and funding for under- and uninsured patients.
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