Donor Stories -- Care Dimensions

Donor Stories


Tree of Lights Brings Closer Connection to Lost Loved One

To honor her best friend, Joe McKeown, Karen Hanks of Charlestown became a Care Dimensions Tree of Lights supporter in 2019, and continues to donate in his memory.
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Hospice Experiences Motivate Caregiver to Give Back

Care Dimensions’ supportive care for his mother, partner Jan, and brother Paul left Mark O'Donnell with a desire to give back to Care Dimensions. This year, he joined the David Sherman Legacy Society, whose members have made a provision for Care Dimensions in their estate plans.

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18 Years of Support: Gloucester Resident Brought Tree of Lights Celebration to Cape Ann

Eighteen years ago, Tom Lattof of Gloucester met a local friend who worked as a hospice nurse for Care Dimensions.  Then and now, Tom serves on the Board of Directors of BankGloucester

His nurse friend asked Tom if he would help to bring the Care Dimensions Tree of Lights event to Cape Ann. Tom agreed, and this would be the start of a professional, personal and philanthropic relationship.

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Local Philanthropic Family Donates to Support Others Who Need End-of-Life Care

Following her husband Fred's death at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2016, Sue Thorne of Manchester-by-the-Sea continues her family's commitment to support Care Dimensions' work and mission in caring for people with advanced illness.
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Appreciation of Support Spurs Donor to Honor Care Dimensions in Estate Plans

In the spring of 2016 the Didios lost two members of their family.  Within four days of each other, John and his mother, Jacqueline died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. 

Two years later, Marisa Didio decided to honor her brother and her mother's memory by including Care Dimensions in her estate plans so that other families can benefit from the hospice experience. 

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Honoring a Husband and Helping to Ensure End-of-Life Services in MetroWest

Deb Zaffiro's husband John passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in August of 2014. When she heard that Care Dimensions was building a second inpatient hospice facility in Lincoln, she knew firsthand about the need it would fill in the MetroWest area.
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Building a Legacy of Giving Back

It all started with an invitation. When Allison and Preston Bradford relocated to the North Shore 20 years ago, Allison’s college friend invited them to the Hospice Regatta and Auction for a fun night out supporting a great cause. Instantly, a deep connection was made...
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You're Doing a Good Thing, Young Lady

Seven years ago, Elaine Champagne’s Uncle Henri passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his family and the music he loved. "Because of our experience, my husband and I wanted to make a meaningful contribution through planned giving to Care Dimensions."....

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.