Auction & Regatta


Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta

One of the most anticipated events of the season, Care Dimensions Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta features a gala celebration and auction and then a sailing Regatta on Sunday. The auction, which rotates between three beautiful yacht clubs in Marblehead—Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club and the Eastern Yacht Club—is a spectacular event featuring a dinner and live auction. The always-spirited live auction features an exciting array of exclusive travel excursions, sports items and VIP experiences.

The weekend of events continues on Sunday with the Hospice Regatta, a PHRF competitive race, and ends with an awards ceremony that evening.

22nd Annual Hospice Auction & Regatta 2016

An enthusiastic and supportive crowd of 280 guests enjoyed the annual Hospice Auction and Dinner at Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead on June 17. Thanks to the success of the auction, fund-a-need donations,mystery gift bags, and many generous sponsors, over $370,000 was raised to support patients and their families when it matters most. Guests bidon 18 unique items, including Meg Black’s signature artwork, “Memories of Marblehead,” which raised $25,000. Attendees enthusiastically contributed an amazing $53,000 to help underwrite the Complementary Therapies program – including music and creative arts therapy, massage, Reiki, and pet therapy – which helps patients relax, manage pain, communicate, and live their life as fully as possible. Most importantly, we thank our 20-member committee, co-chaired by Jessie Morgan, Christine O’Neil, and Meryl Thompson, for sharing their time, talent and enthusiasm to make this a truly memorable event. We are also grateful to the Boston Yacht Club officers, committee members, and staff for generously hosting our events, and to all the businesses and donors who contributed items for our live auction and mystery bags. On a warm and sunny Father’s Day with perfect sailing conditions, Karen Tenenbaum and the Boston Yacht Club Race Committee organized a dynamic course for 26 boats to compete in the Annual Hospice Regatta, with Knotless owner Ken Bowden going on to represent Care Dimensions at the National Hospice Alliance Regatta.

For more information about these events contact Susan Rogers, development special events manager, at 978-750-9357 or

Supporting Our Mission
Proceeds support the Care Dimensions mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate support for children and adults with advanced illness, death and loss. There are many sponsorship opportunities available to support the Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta, please contact Susan Rogers at 978-750-9357  or email for more information.
Care Dimensions is a Non-Profit Organization
All fundraising proceeds support the Care Dimensions mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate support for children and adults with advanced illness, death and loss. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to Care Dimensions are fully deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines. Our Federal Tax ID Number/EIN is 22-2873792.


2016 Regatta signature artist, Meg Black (right) with Diane Stringer and Black's artwork titled Memories of Marblehead.

Please Contact Us

We are always happy to speak with you about ways to support our mission.
Angela Rogalski
Director of Development Operations

To mail a donation (including donations for the Kaplan Family Hospice House), please send to:
Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan Street, B-102
Danvers, MA 01923

Click on the photo above to view more images from the 2016 Hospice Dinner & Auction.

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 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.