BIG-TO-DO — Support Hospice Atlanta's Pediatric Program
Thank you for helping us care for pediatric patients at home and at Hospice Atlanta Center
The annual BIG-TO-DO benefits the Pediatric Program of Hospice Atlanta. This program meets the comprehensive medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of pediatric hospice patients and their families.
Many patients in our Pediatric Program are coping with the overwhelming diagnosis of a terminal illness and require care that is significantly more expensive than adult end-of-life services. In most instances, reimbursement from Medicaid or private insurance covers only half of the costs of their care. Your support enables us to serve all who need our services, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Check back later in 2017 for the date of our 2018 BIG-TO-DO!
2017 BIG-TO-DO recap
Despite a rain-soaked day, more than 300 guests joined us at the BIG-TO-DO at Zoo Atlanta on Sunday, April 23rd to support Hospice Atlanta’s youngest patients. The annual event, this year emceed by Craig Lucie from WSB-TV, offered plenty to do between the rain showers including face painting, sand art, a photo booth, and a tasty bbq and burger dinner. The Zoo’s residents became quite active as the storms finally ushered in cooler and drier weather. Guests were able to meet several of our pediatric hospice families, as well as hear Jaide and Luis Camacho (the parents of 11 month old pediatric hospice patient Axel) speak about the exceptional care their family receives from Hospice Atlanta. More than $57,000 was raised, including $12,000 through raffle sales and generous donations during our “fund a need” appeal. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers who turned a soggy day into a true wildlife adventure, while supporting such a worthy cause!
Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors!
Special thanks go out to individual and corporate sponsors whose generosity makes a difference to our pediatric hospice families during this difficult time in their lives. Sponsors included:
Loyal Lemurs: The John N. Goddard Foundation; James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Generous Joeys: Helen & Jimmy Carlos; CIGNA; Gilsbar, Inc. Philanthropic Pandas: Carol & Steve Raeber; Kroger; Arrow Exterminators; Walgreens Flamingo Family: OneAmerica; Dawn & Kevin Dwyer; The Thiebaut Family; Lynn Ceto Media Sponsors: WSB-TV Special Thanks To: Coryographix Photography, Catherine Gottemaker Photography, Paul Groover, TapSnap, the Sand Art Cart and Cartoon Network.