October 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
Omni Hotel — Dallas Check-in Begins at 11:30 | Doors Open at 11:45
2020 Co-Chairs:Alison Doherty & Neal Doherty
Honorary Chairs:Andy & Admiral Patrick Walsh
About the Each Moment Matters Luncheon
Navigating life’s final passage is a profound experience for individuals and families. Whether in the home or at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center, Faith Presbyterian Hospice helps that transition become less about loss and more about comfort, enrichment, love and celebration. The programs and services made possible through the Each Moment Matters Luncheon provide for the care of unfunded patients as well as the special programming and clinical services that we call the “Faith Difference.”
A unique feature of the Each Moment Matters Luncheon is recognizing individuals throughout our community who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. They exemplify what it means to make each moment matter, and inspire us to do the same. By allowing us to honor them, they make even more extraordinary moments possible in the lives of those served by Faith Presbyterian Hospice.
Major United States Air Force (Retired) John H. “Lucky” Luckadoo
John “Lucky” Luckadoo enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps soon after Pearl Harbor. Soon after graduating from twin-engine flight school in February 1943, Lucky was immediately assigned to the 100th Bomb Group. Being one of the first U.S. bomber groups in England, and without fighter escort, due to its early combat losses it quickly became known as “the Bloody Hundredth.” The group flew 306 missions and lost more than 1,800 of their 3,000 airmen in just two years. Serving as a Pilot and Squadron Operations Officer, he was one of only four of his original classmates to survive 25 combat missions.
Earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the European Victory Medal, and two Presidential Unit Citations, he was also awarded the French Legion of Honor for his World War II service.
This fall, a new series called Masters of the Air will launch. This is the third installment of the trilogy created by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg that includes Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Lucky was interviewed for this series, and it will be a true privilege to hear from one of the last surviving and members of this valiant group.
2020 Luncheon Leadership
Alison Doherty & Neal Doherty
Andy & Admiral Patrick Walsh (Ret.)
Leslie Baker (posthumously)
Marty & Russ Coleman
Barbara Hunt Crow
Cathy & Bill Davis
Kristina & Clark Hodges
Lynn & Nat Mosley
Laurie & David Peacock
Kathryn Tate Ringer
Mary Pat Sharon
Mary Ann Till
Forefront Living Foundation Board
L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant, Ex Officio
A. Dean Castillo
Russ Coleman, Chairman
Jordan W. Cowman
Ronald J. Gafford
Noe Hinojosa, Jr.
Joseph L. McEntee
Mary Ann Till
Andy Kaye Walsh
Forefront Living Operating Board
L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant
William W. Davis
Cornelius “Neil” Foote, Secretary
Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D.
Philip M. Wentworth, Chairman
Laura H. Wright
Joseph A. “Joe” Hoffman
Jeanie Borlaug Laube
Dr. Michael McElhenie
Michael L. Meadows
Nathaniel R. Mosely
Dr. Kern Wildenthal
TIM MALLAD CEO, Forefront Living
TENA BURLEY Executive Director, Forefront Living Foundation
The Each Moment Matters Luncheon is about honoring individuals in our community who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. They exemplify what it means to make each moment matter, and inspire us to do the same.
2020 Presenting Underwriter Cathy & Bill Davis
Don Hodges Joy of Service Award Underwriter Hodges Capital and the Don W. Hodges Family
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We are grateful to each of our underwriters, sponsors and donors for making a difference in the lives of others.
Sadly, many individuals with life-limiting illnesses have little to no funds to cover needed end-of-life care. Nearly every day we receive requests to help, and unfortunately are able to accept only 1 in 3 of those requests. At Faith Presbyterian Hospice, we believe every human being deserves the most dignified ending to life and their families need and deserve grief support services. This drives our goal of providing quality and compassionate care for these patients, while also extending care to their loved ones. Regardless of an individual’s age or health condition, we know that Each Moment Matters and should be full of joy and meaning. Proceeds from this event provide charitable care to individuals who do not have adequate funds or insurance coverage, as well as specialized care and services to patients and families of Faith Presbyterian Hospice who live in our 13-county service area in North Texas.