BB&T Insurance Services presents the Hosparus Ninth Annual Candle Glow Gala Kaleidoscope: Creating a Vision of Compassion. With a fundraising goal of $250,000, the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 8, (6 p.m., cocktails; 7:15 p.m., dinner; 8:30 p.m., Glow Lounge opens) at the Marriott Downtown Louisville, 280 W. Jefferson St. Formal attire is encouraged. Karen Roby, WLKY news anchor, will emcee the event. To purchase tickets to the Gala or Glow Lounge, visit www.hosparus.org or call 502-719-4117.
Proceeds will benefit the organization’s pediatric program, Kourageous Kids. Hosparus cares for some 70 seriously ill children each year regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Most Hosparus families have no payer source.
“This year’s gala represents a major milestone for Hosparus. For more than 30 years, Hosparus has supported one of the first pediatric programs in the country and continues to do so with help from the community. This event will help raise money that gives hope to families who desperately need comfort and support,” says Michelle Roeder, volunteer chair, 2014 Hosparus Gala.
Each year, Hosparus celebrates the time, talent and treasure of those in the community who have made a lasting impact on hospice care in our community. This year, the non-profit hospice organization will honor Fran Delaney, Hosparus volunteer; Kosair Charities and Kathy Mershon, The Mershon Company, with Hosparus Founders Awards. Community Partner Award recipients include Mary Cohron, The Cohron Group, Bowling Green; The Harrison County Community Foundation, Drew Hensley, CPA, Hensley & Throneberry CPAs, Bowling Green; The Mattingly Family, a family touched by Hosparus in the Green River area and Cathy Wallace, a Louisville attorney.
This year’s Gala also will feature performance by the Ballard High School Choir and The Living Proof Band will perform after dinner until midnight.