Day Kimball Health’s (DKH’s) Dueling Pianos event raised over $22,000 to benefit DKH at Home's in-home care programs which include HomeMakers, HomeCare, and Hospice & Palliative Care. The event was held Saturday, Nov. 11 at The Raceway Golf Club and Restaurant in Thompson.
DKH welcomed back Savage Pianos, a high-energy rock & roll dueling piano show, whose talented musicians are recognized as headline entertainers around the world. The group’s enthusiasm was infectious, and no song was out of question as they performed everything from Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing to The Weather Girls’ It’s Raining Men and more. Two hundred-forty guests attended the sold out event and made song requests throughout the night raising a total of $1,100 in tips.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our community that was present at this year’s event,” said Renee Smith, vice president, Post Acute Services, Day Kimball Healthcare. “The funds raised directly benefit our patients and their families by supporting vital services not generally covered by insurance and ensuring that our patients continue to receive high-quality, compassionate in-home care programs.”
"We were so excited to bring Savage Pianos to Northeast Connecticut again this year, and it was topped off by an overwhelming response from the community with a sell-out crowd in attendance,” said Director of Development Kristen Willis, Day Kimball Healthcare. “This was more than a fundraiser in support of our at-home services of HomeCare, HomeMakers, and Hospice and Palliative Care; it was a joyous celebration of the community support that we receive for a vital part of the continuum of care at DKH and the skilled and compassionate caregivers who make that care possible.”
Special thanks go to the community members and local business owners who made the evening possible through sponsorships, raffle donations, dessert platter donations, and ticket sales. Diamond Record Sponsors of the event included Linemaster Switch, Putnam Walmart and Sever Pharma Solutions. Weiss, Hale, & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Partners were the Platinum Record Sponsors while Gold Record Sponsors included Gerardi Insurance Hilb Group, Heritage Valley Ford, Rick & Amy Ponte, Putnam Plastics Corporation, and Rawson Materials. Hit Single Sponsors included Amplisound Hearing Care Centers, Christopher Heights of Webster, Grohing Houses into Homes, and The Medlyns. Top 100 Sponsors were Saul and Sandra Ahola, Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Peter Deary & Kim Lane, Jewett City Savings Bank, Jezierski Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Dennis and Kathie Kelly, NE CT Healthcare Credit Union, and David and Judith Rzucidlo
Day Kimball Healthcare at Home, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, offers a wide range of compassionate and personalized in-home care services throughout Northeast Connecticut. Day Kimball Healthcare at Home’s services include Day Kimball HomeCare, Day Kimball HomeMakers, and Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut. Learn more at www.daykimball.org/athome or call (860) 928-0422.
Photo Caption: The crowd enjoying the night at Day Kimball Health’s Dueling Pianos Event which raised over $22,000 for DKH at Home's in-home care programs which include HomeMakers, HomeCare, and Hospice & Palliative Care.
Header Photo Caption: Staff from the DKH at Home Services team, and Kristen Willis, director of development, DKH pose with Savage Pianos at Day Kimball Health’s Dueling Pianos Event held November 11 at The Raceway Golf Club and Restaurant in Thompson, CT.