Giving Thanks

Dear Further Shore Friends,

We are currently in gentle support of six TLC (Tender Loving Care) clients. We are able to do so because of your generous support. Please note the long list of “Bone Dance Gratitude” below! You have helped us to continue our TLC Client Support Program into 2013. On Thanksgiving Day, and every day, it is useful to recall and participate in the practice of gratitude. Albert Schweitzer reminds us:  “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” During this Thanksgiving weekend, I am lighting a candle for those who have recently helped rekindle my flame. I invite you all to do the same. On behalf of those we serve, “THANK YOU” and may your holiday be filled with gratitude for that which brings your joy.

Aleia O’Reilly

Further Shore wants to give a huge “Thank You” to everyone who helped to make That’s Life! A Bone Dance, a great success.  The grand ballroom at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel was rocking and reeling on October 27th as costumed revelers remembered and celebrated dear ones who have passed on. Funds were raised to support Further Shore’s mission to provide prehospice education and services for those with end of life concerns. Designing and executing this annual fund raising gala would not happen without generous community support. We want to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the following individuals and businesses that contributed to this year’s success.

Thanks to our sponsors:  The Roberts Family Foundation, Arapas, Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Findlay Toyota, Hospice Compassus, Meg Leander MEd, Northern Arizona Healthcare and the Flagstaff Medical Center Foundation, & Swire Coca-Cola. 

Thanks to event donors: Joanie Abbott, Susana Acosta-Cavert, Arapas, Inc., Bearizona, Clarence Clearwater, Cosmic Distributing, Sally Evans, Grand Canyon Railway, Aileen Judson, Lil’ Bug Organics, Lytle’s Ladle, Lumberman’s Bar & Grill, Gayle McGuinness, The Green Room, The Pine Thongs, Katie Proctor, Timothy Prow, Rabbit Hill Crafts, Radisson Woodlands Hotel, Raquel Rotnes, Jennifer Star, Suddenlink, Tooniks Clothing, Anna Vagnino, Bee Valvo, Judith Waidelich, Jan Wentworth, and Wild West Junction.

Thanks to the unforgettable and amazing entertainers who shared their many talents and livened the night: Clarence Clearwater, Vincent Z & The Gypsy Chicks – Pamela & Annette, The SPOKES Band – featuring Jimmy DeBlois, Roger Smith, Jerry Korkki & Andrew Lauher and guest singer Jennifer Williams.

The Table Captains get great thanks for doing so much footwork to fill the room with generous, caring members of our community: Joanie Abbott, Kelly Carruthers, Penny Cook, Leilani Dobric, Kathy DuPrez, Dot Dunn, Rajean Bifano-Elsey, Deb Gaul, Nancy Helin, Mary Hotstetler, Aly Jordan, Angela Krupica, Christie Laguna, Meg Leander, Michele Lytle, Robert McCarter, Gayle McGuinness, Susanne One Love, Kay Pinto, Raquel Rotnes, Chuck Ruscher, Nan Schouf, Kat Seekatz, Bee & John Valvo

Last, but certainly not least: special thanks to our volunteers whose generous giving of their time and energy keeps the heart of Further Shore beating: Shannon Arnett, Clarence Clearwater, Shayna & Marc Diamond-Atonna, Mary Giffi, Nancy Helin, Pam Hopkins, Aileen Judson, Meg Leander, Jamie Martinez, Robert McCarter, Jack Pelton, Katie Proctor, Raquel Rotnes, Chris Stubler, Jim Torson, Bee Valvo, Eileen Westphal and Jennifer Williams.

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