Wilton residents Stu and Margie Holcombe and Beth and Vytas Kisielius

Earlier this month, friends and supporters of Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, the non-profit agency that brings compassionate home health and hospice care to the community, gathered to enjoy “The Magic of May” and raise funds for the organization.

The magic-themed benefit was held at the magnificent Southport home of Liz Fox and raised more than $80,000 for the agency’s patients in need. Highlights of the event included live and silent auctions, the wizardry of celebrated magician Bill Herz, the musical mojo of Chris Coogan at the keyboards, and mesmerizing views of Southport Harbor and Long Island Sound.

Judy Higby of Wilton spoke from the podium about the services that she received from the skilled caregivers at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County when she had a knee replaced earlier this year. She expressed gratitude for the exceptional care she was given and the ability to remain at home while she recovered from surgery and underwent intensive physical therapy.

The Bauer Foundation was the title sponsor of The Magic of May benefit, as was Fox. Other event sponsors were Janet and Peter Lebovitz, Ken Edgar and Denise Harvey, Day Pitney LLP, Louise B. Goodridge, Sara and Dave Hunt, and Ellen and Scott Lewis.

Members of the volunteer benefit committee were Wilton residents Carol Bauer, Carol Boehly, Judy Higby, Janice Hess and Ellen Lewis; New Canaan residents, Janet Leibovitz, and Carlyn Tiefenthaler; Norwalk resident, Dawn Jeffrey; and Weston resident, Ken Edgar.

“We are thankful for the friendship and support of so many in the community who share in our mission to bring healing and comfort to the patients and families in our care,” said agency president and CEO, Sharon M. Bradley, RN, MSN, DNP. “We are enormously grateful to Liz Fox and the Bauer Foundation for their exceptionally generous support as well as all our corporate and individual sponsors. We also want to thank our volunteer Benefit Committee, our in-kind donors and everyone who contributed to this very special evening. The funds raised at this event will touch the lives of the many patients in need in our community and we extend our heartfelt thanks.”

A non-profit community organization for more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice and palliative care for children and adults in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. The agency is supported by contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals. Visit them online or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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