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Capital Caring, Leading Hospice Provider, Raises Over $1 Million at Passion for Caring Gala

November 23, 2011

Three medical honorees awarded, including Dr. Mary Therese O’Donnell of Sibley Memorial Hospital

 
Mary Therese ODonnell and Malene DavisWASHINGTON, D.C. –   On Saturday November 5, 2011, Capital Caring, a local leading hospice and palliative care provider raised close to $1.1 million in one night at its annual Passion for Caring Gala. The funds will help bring a new Capital Caring inpatient center in Loudoun County—the Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus—to life. This state-of-the-art center will provide some of the finest treatments and care available to people living with chronic illness so that more patients who need inpatient care can access it. The Center will serve folks in not only Loudoun County, but also Fauquier, Western Fairfax, Stafford, and Prince William counties. 
 
"We are very grateful to everyone who made this year's Passion for Caring Gala such a big success," said CEO and President of Capital Caring, Malene Davis. "These contributions will ensure that more patients and families across our region get the comfort care they need, regardless of their ability to pay."
 
Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, all donations up to $500,000 were matched, enabling Capital Caring to benefit significantly. Capital Caring gave its annual Passion for Caring Award to Chevron Corporation for its ongoing contributions and support.  Capital Caring also paid tribute to three medical honorees this year, including: Dr. Dennis McIntyre of Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Mary Therese O’Donnell of Sibley Memorial Hospital, and H. Linton Wray of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
 
This year’s Gala was co-chaired by Len and Dale Adler, Mike and Jane Anzilotti, and Dave and Diane Guernsey. Over 470 guests enjoyed an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions—all for a good cause. Key sponsors included Len and Dale Adler, Booz Allen Hamilton, David and Diane Guernsey, Medical Science & Computing, Inc., PhRMA and Virginia Commerce Bank.
 
Capital Caring expects to break ground on the new Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus this winter. The Center will be located in the Stone Ridge Development of Stone Ridge, Virginia. If people wish to donate online, visit us at www.capitalcaring.org/donate today.
 

About Capital Caring

Capital Caring helps patients and loved ones make the most of every moment together by offering coordinated care, comfort and dignity to those living with serious illness.  For nearly 35 years, we have helped 75,000 families cope with advanced illness by providing excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and compassion to families across the region. Our health professionals – including more than 20 staff doctors – deliver some of the best care in the United States. Anyone who needs help can access Capital Caring’s services, regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more by calling 855-571-5700 or visiting  www.capitalcaring.org.
 
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