Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94303
On Saturday, April 27th Kara will host a fundraising event to raise money for our crucial grief support services for the community. We will share the afternoon with a presentation by psychologist, professor, and renowned author Dr. Charles Garfield, and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages, entertainment, raffles and games, a live auction, and a fund-a-need auction.
This year's event will feature Dr. Charles Garfield, author of the book Life's Last Gift: Giving and Receiving Peace When a Loved One is Dying. In 1974, Dr. Garfield founded The Shanti Project, a widely acclaimed organization that enhances the quality of life for persons living with life-threatening or chronic illnesses by providing volunteer-based emotional support. For over forty years, he has pioneered the development of service oriented volunteer organizations and his model of compassionate peer support shaped the foundation of Kara’s grief support services.
A Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco for four decades, Dr. Garfield is currently a Research Scholar at the Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His many honorary speeches include: a Clinton White House Conference; the U.S. Olympic Committee; and the leadership of Oklahoma City following the bombing of that city’s federal building.
Author Karin Evans said this about Dr. Garfield: For decades, Charles Garfield has been a leader in the compassionate care of loved ones at the end of life. His moving teachings show us how we can open our hearts and minds and bring peace and fulfillment to the person who is dying and to all those who are affected. Charlie's warm and genuine presentation style will inspire us all!
So bring out your friends, family and colleagues for this special late afternoon reception where we have the privilege of hearing Dr. Garfield speak and an opportunity to support the important services Kara provides for our community through our Raffles, Games, a Limited Edition Live Auction and Fund-a-Need Auction.
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