Melissa Gilbert Announced as Each Moment Matters Speaker
Forefront Living Foundation is pleased to announce that Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress, director, producer and New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Gilbert, will serve as keynote speaker for the organization’s 13th annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon.
As an active hospice advocate, with children’s hospice and palliative care being a cause especially dear to her heart, Ms. Gilbert decided to “dedicate my life to ensuring that all chronically and terminally-ill children get to live and die with gentleness, dignity and the grace that they deserve.”
Ms. Gilbert’s work in hospice advocacy includes service as Board President for the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition and President of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Ms. Gilbert is also a past recipient of the Humanitarian Leadership Award, bestowed by the National Hospice Foundation, for her work on behalf of children facing life-limiting conditions.
“I believe the transition from life to the next life should be as revered and celebrated as the transition in, and birth. It’s part of the human experience and it’s something we need to teach people not to be afraid of. Because it’s going to happen and we have to find a way to make it gentle,” Gilbert shares.
This signature fundraising event, to be held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at the Hilton Anatole hotel, benefits the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund (The Caring Fund), supporting benevolent care for unfunded patients, children’s bereavement services and specialized services known as the Faith Difference, including music therapy, massage therapy and pet therapy. Through generous donor support, more than $650,000 was raised at last year’s luncheon.
2022 Luncheon Chairs Announced
We are delighted to announce that Tucker Enthoven and her mother, Julie Ford, will serve as Chairs of the 2022 Each Moment Matters Luncheon. This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Both of these Chairs are incredibly accomplished and respected in our community, but beyond that, they share a unique bond that brings them together to help raise funds for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund. Both Tucker and Julie have personally experienced the compassionate care and services that Faith Presbyterian Hospice provides as they cared for a family friend. We are honored to have these two individuals, who truly understand what a difference the Each Moment Matters Luncheon makes in the lives of patients and families, chair this event.
EACH MOMENT MATTERS LUNCHEON | September 23, 2022 | Hilton Anatole Hotel
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.