Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is planning “Rock the Boat,” a benefit to be held Sunday, June 4 from 5-7 p.m. at The Boathouse at the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport. The event will raise funds to benefit the non-profit home healthcare agency’s patients in need and will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous auction and entertainment by the acclaimed all-doctor rock ‘n’ roll band, “DNR.”
Norwalk Hospital doctors by day and musicians by night, DNR specializes in danceable, vintage rock ‘n’ roll from the 60s and 70s, playing the music of such legends as Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and the Beatles.
DNR has an impressive following throughout Fairfield County and among the band’s members is saxophonist, Dr. Rich Frank, an oncologist at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, and the hospice medical director of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.
The auction offerings are exceptional and include tickets to Late Night with Seth Meyers, tickets to a Yankees / Red Sox game, tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld, a weekend at the Hob Knob Inn on Martha’s Vineyard, a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho, tickets to the American Ballet Theatre, tickets to the Metropolitan Opera and much, much more.
Event sponsors to date include Bankwell, Day Pitney, Hoyt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ken Edgar and Denise Harvey, Liz Fox, and Sara and Dave Hunt.
Members of the volunteer benefit committee from Wilton are Carol Bauer, Janice Hess, Judy Higby, Ellen Lewis, Roseann Spengler, Janet Karabin and Jeanne Robertson.
Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are still available. For tickets or more information about Rock the Boat, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-834-6341, ext. 305 or register online.