David Andrews, Dr. Carla Russo, Gala Chair; John Pickett, CAPTRUST; Regina Bruce, Gala Chair
Pajamas for Seniors Inaugural Gala A Night of Hope Announcement Party Hosted by The Preston of the Park Cities
Jeanne and George Lewis, Honorary Chairs | Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo, Gala Chairs
The Pajamas for Seniors Inaugural Gala A Night of Hope Announcement Party was generously hosted by The Preston of the Park Cities and sponsored by BDO USA, LLC/Joe Russo and CAPTRUST/John Pickett. It was a lovely reception featuring light bites, champagne, wines, refreshments, and exciting news was revealed!
Announcement party and gala chairs Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo welcomed guests and thanked Cynde Seskes, representing The Preston of the Park Cities, for hosting this wonderful event. They recognized Jo Alch, R.N., executive director of Pajamas for Seniors and their many friends who have signed on to support the cause, including Jeanne and George Lewis, who are serving as honorary chairs and have very generously agreed to sponsor the gala at the Diamond Level.
Jo spoke about raising awareness regarding the needs of seniors one pajama at a time. She said the senior population is growing and experiencing more loneliness and isolation than ever before. Sixty percent of nursing home residents have no living relatives. They have few if any visitors. As staffing demands increase, one-on-one time is difficult. With roughly $2 a day allocated for basic necessities, new pajamas are often a luxury. Pajamas for Seniors has made it their mission to bring this most basic comfort and support to those seniors within their reach. The money raised at the gala will go towards purchasing those much-needed pajamas which will be presented to seniors during the holidays.
Slated for Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Park City Club, the Pajamas for Seniors Inaugural Gala A Night of Hope is presented by Ardent Healthcare and will feature a silent auction, cocktail reception, seated dinner and live music. Keynote speaker is Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE, immediate past president & CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 each. Reserved table of 10 is $1,125. Sponsorships are available. Visit the website for details https://pajamasforseniors.org/gala Contact office manager at 214-415-3779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pajamas For Seniors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission: Provide new pairs of pajamas to low-income seniors in area nursing and assisted living homes. http://pajamasforseniors.org/ and on Facebook
Photos by Danny Campbell.