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July 7, 2014

Letter: Thank you for a welcoming Marblehead community

To the editor:

It was a glorious weekend for Care Dimensions’ 20th annual Hospice Auction and Regatta on June 13 and 15. This year’s hospice auction and regatta was a complete success, raising $360,000 to support the expert and compassionate care provided by Care Dimensions.

The festivities at Corinthian Yacht Club, which included the auction on Friday and the regatta on Sunday, were attended by more than 350 guests.

Our deep appreciation is extended to our sponsors, including more than 100 North Shore and Boston area merchants who donated items for our auction and gift bags. We are grateful to this year’s signature artist, T. M. Nicholas. His magnificent painting, “Summertime Gloucester,” was a highlight of the live auction. Most importantly, we thank our 20-member committee, co-chaired by Louise Sharp and Meryl Thompson, for their commitment to the mission of Care Dimensions. We salute them for sharing their time, talent and enthusiasm to make this a truly memorable event.

We wish to acknowledge the Corinthian Yacht Club for its gracious hospitality led by Commodore Kenneth Adam, general manager Dave Titus, operations manager Robert Hastings Jr., club members and staff.

With beautiful weather for sailing, the CYC Race Committee organized and officiated the race on Sunday with 28 boats competing for a chance to participate in the National Hospice Alliance Regatta. Blown Away was drawn to be the representative at the national race.

We thank the Marblehead community for welcoming us for this annual event and for its continued generosity that enables Care Dimensions to respond to the needs of all who call upon us.

Diane T. Stringer

President

Care Dimensions

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