On December 11, the Legacy Foundation of Hartford awarded $10,000 each to two local charities that serve families facing cancer and other health crises.
The two recipients, Hartford-based Gardner’s House, Inc. and Simsbury-based Healing Meals Community Project, were recognized at a luncheon in honor of Lori Hunter, a passionate academic, entrepreneur, golfer and friend who passed in 2014 after a lengthy struggle with breast cancer.
Watch a few moments from the Pretty in Pink Luncheon:
Gardner’s House, Inc. takes a holistic approach to meeting the immediate needs of cancer patients and their families. Individuals and families who go there find a welcoming, compassionate respite and sanctuary — away from the stresses of hospitals and hospice care. Gardner’s House provides private counseling to those in treatment and recovery, but especially to those who may be facing a terminal diagnosis alone. In addition, the small nonprofit makes a mighty impact on families battling the disease by providing financial assistance to cover essential life necessities, including rent and mortgage payments, utilities, food, medication, and transportation to medical appointments.