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Each Moment Matters Luncheon

October 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
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.

Keynote Speaker

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.

Major United States Air Force (Retired) John H. "Lucky" Luckadoo
Major United States Air Force (Retired)
John H. “Lucky” Luckadoo
An archive image of the crew of Sunny II
Crew of Sunny II

2020 Luncheon Leadership


Alison Doherty & Neal Doherty

Honorary Chairs

Andy & Admiral Patrick Walsh (Ret.)

Host Committee

Leslie Baker

Michele Bobadilla

Karen Bond

Janet Bracken

Cathy Bruff

Rebel Calhoun

Christie Carter

Nell Carvell

Barbara Charlton

Marty & Russ Coleman

Barbara Hunt Crow

John Cuellar

Cathy & Bill Davis

Liz Fannin

Ruth Fitzgibbons

Patti Flowers

Harriett Gibbs

Jeff Hensley

Kristina & Clark Hodges

Cynthia Hudgins

Mary Kennedy

Jeanie Laube

Laura Leppert

Cynthia Logan

Kay Lunceford

Mylinh Luong

Tori Mallad

Carol Mason

Cyndy Monie

Susan Montgomery

Lynn & Nat Mosley

Sammye Myers

Laurie & David Peacock

Pat Porter

Elise Power

Kathryn Tate Ringer

Kaye Roper

Debbie Rosenberg

Mary Pat Sharon

Angela Shellene

Fran Shelton

Lillian Smith

Charlene Stark

Thear Suzuki

Angela Thomas

Mary Ann Till

Courtney Underwood

Howard Wahl

Marnie Wildenthal

Laura Wright

Forefront Living Foundation Board

L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant, Chairman

A. Dean Castillo

Russ Coleman, Chairman

Jordan W. Cowman

Ronald J. Gafford

Noe Hinojosa, Jr.

Clark Hodges

Joseph L. McEntee

Sammye Myers

David Peacock

Mary Ann Till

Andy Kaye Walsh

Forefront Living Operating Board

David Ashworth

L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant Ex Offico

William W. Davis

Cornelius “Neil” Foote, Secretary

Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D.

Kevin Jackson

Brad Nitschke

Philip M. Wentworth

Laura H. Wright

Advisory Council

Janet Bracken

John Cuellar

Alison Doherty

Joseph A. “Joe” Hoffman

Philip Hurley

Jeanie Borlaug Laube

Cynthia Logan

Carol Mason

Dr. Michael McElhenie

Michael L. Meadows

Cyndy Monie

Nathaniel R. Mosely

Tony Pack

Pat Porter

Faith Stazzoni

Courtney Underwood

Becky White

Dr. Kern Wildenthal

Marnie Wildenthal

CEO, Forefront Living

Executive Director, Forefront Living Foundation

2020 Honorees

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. 

Lyn Berman
LaNell and John Boaz
Dr. Froswá Booker-Drew
Brenda Duckett

Abigail Erickson-Torres
Rebecca Gruchalla, MD, PhD
Cyndy Hudgins
Shelly Kirkland

Linda Laughlin
David Lodwick
Jennifer Makins

Michael Malone
David Moore
Sharon Morrison
Kyle Ogden
Roland Parrish
Nancy Perot
Carol Reed (posthumously)
Lisa Shardon
Julie Genecov Shrell
Quynh Châu Stone
Letty Valdez
Keeya Vawar
Wayne Walker

DAPS Volunteers

2020 Presenting Underwriter
Cathy & Bill Davis

Don Hodges Joy of Service Award Underwriter
Hodges Capital and
the Don W. Hodges Family

Patron Party Underwriter

Honoree Reception Underwriter

Step of Patience

Step of Kindness

Your gift or sponsorship makes each moment matter in the lives of our patients

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.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please call 214-413-1577 or email EachMomentMatters@forefrontliving.org.