5th Annual Legacy of Leading benefit dinner raises more than $80,000 for Home Health Foundation


VNA_Dinner315Lawrence, Mass. – On Thursday, April 7, 2016 more than 250 guests gathered in support of the agencies of Home Health Foundation, and to honor several leaders in the community at the 5th annual Legacy of Leading recognition dinner. Honored were Mark and Susan Cocozza, community philanthropists, and Dr. Lane Glenn, President of Northern Essex Community College. Mark and Susan were recognized for their commitment to quality healthcare and their on-going support of Merrimack Valley Hospice and the Hospice House. Lane was acknowledged for his advocacy for education and community services and his tireless efforts to ensure the Merrimack Valley has a well-trained healthcare workforce now and in the future.

“As friends and partners in our work, Mark and Susan Cocozza and Lane Glenn enable our organization to better serve patients and families with the quality care they deserve,” said John Albert, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation, which includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. “Both shared stories of how they were touched by the agencies of Home Health Foundation which deepened their commitment to the critical work that we do.”

The event raised more than $80,000 in support of programs dedicated to assisting the patients and families served by Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc.

Sponsors of the event included:

Leader Sponsors: Clive and Suzanne Fazioli Charitable Foundation

Benefactor Sponsors: Byram Healthcare, Mark and Susan Cocozza, Northern Essex Community College, Pentucket Bank, Pentucket Medical Associates, and TD Bank

Ambassador Sponsors: Demoulas Foundation, Eastern Bank, Enterprise Bank, Haverhill Bank, Lawrence General Hospital, North Shore Bank, Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center, and Trinity EMS

Advocate Sponsors: Atlantic Charter Insurance Company, Atwood Memorial Company, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Fallon Health, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes , Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, Merrimack Valley Magazine, Pest End, Inc., PrideSTAR EMS, and Zampell Companies

Friend Sponsors: Align Credit Union, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cataldo Ambulance, Circle Health, Commencement Photos, Inc., CoreMedical Group, Donahue Group for Keller Williams Realty, Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, Element Care, Fuze, Holy Family Hospital, Home Care Specialists, HUB International, Jackson Lumber and Millwork, Jim and Susan Tinagero, Long Term Pharmacy Solutions, Inc., Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, Maguire Pest Control, The Meadows at Edgewood, Merrimack Valley Credit Union, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Wealth Management, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, Nichols Village, Red Mill Graphics, Royal Jewelers, The Savings Bank, Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Unemployment Cost Reduction Corp., and University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Home Health Foundation includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. Our organization continues to deliver the highest quality home health and hospice care for infants, children, adults and elders in both home and community settings. Our service area includes more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire, and in southern Maine as York Hospital Hospice.

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