45 Years of Care
Kara's Spring Fundraiser
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5:30-9:00 PM
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 94303
Join us on Saturday, April 30th as we celebrate Kara's 45th Anniversary with a special event to raise funds for our bereavement services in the community. Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air.
Dr. Kalanithi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and an advocate for culture change around healthcare value. A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco’s Internal Medicine Residency and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, Dr. Kalanithi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and an honoree of Mass General Cancer Center’s “the one hundred.”
She has implemented novel healthcare delivery models in primary care, hospitals and health systems, and she serves on leadership boards for TEDMED, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the American College of Physicians. She has appeared on stage at TEDMED, on NPR, PBS Newshour, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Elle and The New York Times. Her award-winning podcast, Gravity, explores narratives of suffering.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues to this special celebration which includes an opening reception with a live band, a three-course dinner, and opportunities to support the crucial services Kara provides through Raffles, Games, a Limited Edition Silent Auction, and a Fund-a-Need Auction.
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For over 45 years, Kara's mission has been to provide grief support for children, teens, families, and adults. Our guiding value is empathy. Every day, we provide compassion and support to children and adults because loss and grief impact everyone.