Capital Hospice held its Passion for Caring Gala this season to raise money and awareness for their cause!
By Roshan Farazad
Capital Hospice recently held one of their many parties this year, its annual Passion for Caring Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner. The night was filled with music, dancing, and of course, fundraising.
Capital Hospice, a company in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, that provides hospice care and support for patients, who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses, and their families. They are currently expanding their palliative care management in order to create the most enjoyable and comforting environment for their clients.
The purpose for this year’s Passion for Caring Gala was to raise money for their new center in Loudon County, which gives pain treatment to patients.
“The Loudon County center will be a 21-bed in patient unit, which is projected to be finished in Spring 2012. It’s a $15 million project. So far we have raised $12 million,” said Malene Davis, CEO of Capital Hospice.
Guests gathered together in beautiful gowns and dapper tuxedos to raise money and awareness for Capital Hospice. The night began with a silent auction that included vacations to Florida, collections of fine wine, jewelry, tickets to sports events, the opportunity to have renown chef, Walter Scheib, prepare a meal in your home, and much more.
While guests participated in the auction, they nourished their palates with an Asian-inspired meal while sipping on wine and cocktails. But that wasn’t all! After raising over $20,000 during dinner, Elvis came on stage and guests hit the dance floor.
Dr. Cameron Muir, Executive Vice President of Capital Hospice, told Washington Life, in an exclusive interview, about the future goals of the organization.
“We will be partnering with area healthcare systems, such as Inova, to provide palliative care to our clients. We also plan to start a partnership in education with Walter Reed, to learn about pain management and working with the military, as well as the National Institutes of Health for a physician fellowship,” Muir stated.