Due to the coronavirus pandemic we could not host this vital fundraiser in its original form. Regardless, we invited guests to join us on the Thursday evening before Mother’s Day to raise a glass or sip a tea in memory of, or in honor of, their mothers! And, in the spirit of Hospice Savannah’s Story Keeping program, we asked you to set aside time to think about your mother or mother figure…What was her pet name for you?…What were some of her favorite sayings?…When you picture her, what is she wearing?…Which meal do you still prepare or enjoy that reminds you of her?
We Remember Mama supports the continuation and growth of our Story Keeping Program, the legacy of Founding Story Keeper, Dottie Kluttz. Hospice Savannah’s Story Keeper and volunteers gather memories and life stories from our patients for their loved ones to cherish…. A patient recalls as a young child helping her mother by passing messages hidden in her pinafore during the French Resistance…A young boy confined to a wheelchair uses the power of story to imagine himself as an NBA star.
Mark Murphy, beloved local physician and columnist for the Savannah Morning News, was to have been our guest speaker at our fundraising dinner. Instead, watch as Dr. Murphy tell us about his sweet mother Peggy Womack Murphy.
We hope his story inspires you share your own memories and to consider a much needed donation to the Story Keeping program:
White Rose donation of $1,000 provides 20 Story Keeping sessions (doubled to $2,000 through match by Jim& Dottie Kluttz)
Red Rose donation of $500 provides 10 Story Keeping sessions (doubled to $1,000 through Kluttz’s match)
Pink Rose donation of $250 provides 5 Story Keeping sessions (doubled to $500 through Kluttz’s match)
Donations of any size can be securely made at this link. (Please be sure to choose “We Remember Mama” under “Designation”)
2020 Gold Sponsor:
Einar Trosdal, III
2020 Silver Sponsors:
The Dunn Foundation, in memory of Eleanor Dunn