By Rhonda Massad
More than 250 guests attended the newest fundraising event put on by the West Island Palliative Care residence on May 28, at the Chateau Vaudreuil Pavillion.
The pajama party to honor the patients was sponsored by Chateau Vaudreuil, Dormez-Vous, AVON, Italvine and Bijouterie Robert Richer. The event raised close to $10,000.
Several kiosks offered products and services, like a quick massage, were tailored to women. During the cocktail hour there was wine and hors d’œuvres served.
Inspirational speeches specifically addressed to women were given by Ellie Ballentine, mindset mentor, and Yolande James former provincial MNA. The theme of the speeches was one that addressed the many important roles women play and the challenges they face, especially as caregivers.
The live hip-hop performance by the Brat Pack was energetic and had the whole room up dancing.
The West Island Palliative Care Residence is the largest freestanding community based palliative care residence in Canada and an active promoterof the needs of the dying and their loved ones. With 23 beds, they have cared for close to 2,500 patients and over 10,000 of their family members since opening in 2002.
The Residence’s commitment is to provide a place where people can reach the end of their lives in dignity and peace, in their own community, surrounded by trained and caring professionals.
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