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Monterey, CA 93942-1798 (831) 333-9023 Fax: 373-4124
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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS! OH, MY! Not the real ones, of course, but certainly part of the theme for the 16th Annual Hospice Foundation Ball, "Dance on the Wild Side." And yes, David Martin's House Party Band is returning once again to the Monterey Peninsula by popular demand to perform at this year's Ball on Friday, May 7, 2004 at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California.

One of the finest social occasions of the year on the Monterey Peninsula, the Hospice Foundation Ball benefits local hospice care and other end-of-life support programs.

This year's event will honor the endearing Helen Westland, the Foundation's grand matriarch and its most steadfast benefactor on so many levels. Helen served on the original board of directors when hospice care was founded in Monterey County, Calif. back in 1977. She remains one of its strongest advocates, shaking trees from all corners of the community to help raise funds for hospice care. Thirty-seven years later, you can still find Helen in the Hospice Foundation office almost daily signing thank-you notes to donors.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a hosted cocktail reception in the foyer and on the patio at Spanish Bay. Guests move into the ballroom at 7:30 for fine dining with five courses, and selections of fine wines and coffees. Dancing begins at 8:45 p.m.

With a repertoire spanning six decades of popular tunes from Glen Miller to Santana, and wacky costumed go-go dancers, House Party has something for every musical taste. Don't be surprised when band members and dancers mix it up among the revelers on the dance floor. The cost to attend the Hospice Foundation Ball is $175 per person, $50 of which is tax-deductible. Tables of 10 can be reserved, and sponsorships to help underwrite the event are still available. Dress is black-tie optional.

Funds raised from this event become the source of Hospice Foundation grants to local non-profit providers of hospice care and other compassionate, end-of-life care services. In many cases, grant recipients also offer emotional and practical support programs for families coping with the care of a dying loved one, or following their loss. To learn more about which organizations received grants from the Hospice Foundation in the last year, click here.

For more information, call (831) 333-9023 or E-mail Ann Dusenbury at adusenbury@hffcc.org.

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