The Third Annual Garden Party fundraiser for Sunset Palliative Care is this weekend.
“For the third year this event is being held at the Pelechaty/Dumont residence in Portage la Prairie,” says Chris Dumont, one of the event’s main organizers.
“People have gathered these past years to view the art from the Prairie Ripples art group and to enjoy the open lawns and flowers of this acreage to help raise funds for a great cause.
Sunset Palliative Care does not receive funding from anywhere. It is through the support of events such as the garden party Sunset can deliver compassionate care to Portage and area families at a very painful time in their lives.
In exchange for your generous donations — admission is by donation — patrons this year will enjoy a concert (under a massive over 400-year-old oak tree) by local music royalty Johnny Dietrich and Kicking up Dust and the Sharpe Sisters.
Paul “Fireball Paul” Sheppard will be performing out of the sun in the Cobblestone Bistro.
Admission is by donation. 100 per cent of the proceeds go to Sunset Palliative Care. Volunteers from Sunset Palliative will be there collecting donations and selling 50/50 tickets. Sunset Palliative Care is working hard to fund the building of a third palliative room at the Portage General Hospital. They had a very successful BBQ last month and it would be nice to continue the momentum.
Due to an overwhelming number of cars last year, we are asking that people park over at Stride Place on the Meyers Norris Penny building side. Bernie Wright and Mitchell Omichinski have offered the use of their vans to shuttle people and chairs back and forth.
The Annual Garden Party fundraiser for Palliative Care is Sunday, July 22, from 1 – 4 p.m. at 311 Brandon Ave. (on the Island).
About Sunset Palliative Care:
Sunset Palliative Care, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing compassionate care to individuals living with a life-threatening or terminal illness when hope of a cure is no longer medically possible. Palliative care is about living life fully, to the very end of life, with dignity and comfort. The goal of care is to provide support and comfort to the patient and their family, whether in hospital, personal care home, or at home.
At some time, in some way, we must all face the end of life. And most of us share in a common hope: that when death comes to us or to a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain. We hope to be surrounded by those we love, feeling safe, comfortable and cared for.