Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

February 21, 2018 | Treasure Coast Hospice

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STUART, Fla. (February 21, 2018) – Almost 300 revelers came together for a night of dinner, dancing and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart.  The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker.  William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health development officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

About Treasure Health

Treasure Health is a nonprofit organization of caring professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to partner with patients, families and the community to enable wellbeing through extraordinary care, specialized services and life-enhancing education. Founded in 1982 as a hospice organization, Treasure Health has grown to serve 3,000 patients annually in Martin and St. Lucie counties.  Today, thanks to the generous support of donors to the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation, Treasure Health offers a family of services that includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

February 21, 2018 | Treasure Coast Hospice

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Susan de Cuba

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Few creatures inspire as much wonder as the hummingbird. Tiny, yet strong enough to migrate 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico, this brilliant bird is the ultimate symbol of resilience. So it’s only fitting that we have incorporated a hummingbird into our new look and logo to symbolize our organization’s life-affirming mission.

Under the Treasure Coast Hospice name, we have grown our services beyond our cornerstone hospice program to include palliative care, grief support counseling and specialized pediatric care. To better reflect our expanded scope of community services, we have changed the name of our parent organization to Treasure Health, while our flagship hospice program will continue to be called Treasure Coast Hospice.

Hospice will always be the heart of our mission. The same outstanding care the community has known since 1982 will continue. The experience we’ve gained during the past 35 years translates well to other services that improve quality of life. Our full spectrum of support includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

With all of our services, our goal is to empower patients and families with the knowledge and support they need to make every moment count.  Guiding our efforts is a caring community of health professionals, volunteers and donors. Like me, they believe that in all stages of illness, everyone deserves to experience the best possible quality of life.

With our comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, we are building communities that allow people to drive their own destinies for the highest quality of life in every health circumstance.

We are excited to embrace a fresh brand that helps us promote our life-affirming philosophy and look forward to having you join us as a trusted partner in supporting our community’s healthcare journey.

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