I have found that, unintentionally, I have taken a hiatus from my concentration on photography as ART! For the year 2013, I am going to concentrate on Black n White photography. I will be posting recently taken images, that I have processed in black n white every day throughout the year. Please join me on this journey and please feel free to comment.(I am so anxious for this project that I am starting 2 days early)
Since 1996, The Friends of Beverly Hospital have proudly supported the Connecting Young Moms program. This hospital-based program provides comprehensive pre-and post-natal programs to young women who have limited resources, and in many cases, also lack social and emotional support. They come to the program having experienced many of the challenges that poverty and young parenthood bear. In addition to the financial support, The Friends provide these young women with warmth and caring that truly nurtures them as they learn to nurture their babies.
Every year the Friends of Beverly Hospital host a Holiday Party for the
Moms and children in the "Connecting Young Moms" program at Beverly Hospital.
I have been a Board Member of the Friends of Beverly Hospital for two years, but have been
asked to photograph it for 5 years. I have been Honored!!
(respecting the privacy of the moms and children in the program, I do not post any of their photos)
Massachusetts State Representative, Ted Speliotis and Granddaughter came to the party
The Connecting Young Moms Program Staff with Santa.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012, The 5th Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony
will take place at Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, MA.
The Lights of Love event, is a volunteer effort led by Gloucester residents Sue Kyle and Shawn Wilson to help raise awareness of the cancer care available through Gorton's Specialty and Cancer Care Center at Addison Gilbert. During the ceremony, guests will enjoy a visit from Santa, and caroling with the Gloucester High School Chorus.
Cape Ann artist Ken Knowles has donated an original painting which will be raffled during the event and raffle tickets for other packages will be sold as well .
The Gorton's Center offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to patient care that brings together medical oncology physicians, pathologists, radiologists and nurses to provide patients with the latest diagnostic technology and treatment approaches. Patients also have access to the latest in clinical trials and protocols through Addison Gilbert's affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
There are nearly 3,000 patient visits to the Gorton's Center each year. Since its launch in 2008, Lights of Love has raised close to $35,000 for the center.
Those wishing to make a gift in support of Addison Gilbert Hospital Cancer Care Services can visit www.addisongilbert.org and click on "giving/make a gift" and select Addison Gilbert Hospital Annual Fund. Please note Lights of Love in the "in honor of" section.
Pictured: John Morris, President of Beauport Ambulance, Event Sponsor, Cindy Caffasso-Donaldson, Executive Director of Addison Gilbert Hospital and Ken Knowles, Cape Ann Artist.
Meet Ralph Bates....a very kind hearted, generous man, who has donated money to
Spectrum Adult Day Health Program to purchase two much needed vans to help transport the adults that the programs serve.
Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, located in Beverly, Mass., is uniquely designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals with memory disorders face as their disease progresses.
Spectrum is the only day program in the North Shore region recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts for our commitment to education. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals is sensitive, caring, and specially trained to care for individuals with cognitive impairments.