SANTA BARBARA Hospice of Santa Barbara raised $178,000 during its 7th annual Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara luncheon Sept. 11 at Bilmore’s Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.
The luncheon was attended by 340 people and featured many auction items and guest speakers. Cancer survivor Manuel Figueroa and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley each gave remarks about HSB’s bereavement counseling program and several awards were given out, according to a news release.
The Legacy Award was presented to the James S. Bower Foundation, which works to create change in educational, developmental and health processes for infants, children, youth and seniors.
The Partnership Award was given to Suzanne Grimmesey, the chief quality care and strategy officer for the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness. The Volunteer Award was presented to the program No One Dies Alone, which brings trained volunteers and patients to make sure that nobody is alone in their final hours.For more information on HSB, including volunteer opportunities, visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.