TRU held our 3rd Annual TRU Cares Fundraising Luncheon last week which was, for the first and hopefully last time, a virtual event. If you were able to join us, thank you for being there and sharing in an inspiring hour together. If you were unable to join us, we still want to give you the opportunity to view the event. To everyone, thank you for believing in our mission and supporting our work. We hope to be back in person with one another next year.
Here is a link to the recorded live stream on YouTube of the full event.
We heard great feedback on the videos we shared during the event. In case you want to revisit them without viewing the full program, here are the links to find them:
- Caring For Our Community During COVID highlights the many ways we’ve provided care for our patients, participants, families, staff, and volunteers throughout this pandemic.
- TRU’s Path Forward focuses on what lies ahead for TRU, and more specifically, for TRU PACE, TRU Tele-Care, and programming for those impacted by dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Why I Give features a few TRU staff members talking about why they support TRU.
We want to again thank Bob Von Eschen for offering a $15,000 matching gift in memory of Becky Hayes which intended to double the impact of donations made at the luncheon. I’m happy to report… you did it! We raised more than $24,000 during the virtual event to support TRU’s mission, not including sponsorships and the matching gift. In total, the luncheon brought in more than $80,000! And if you missed it, here’s the video in which Bob shares why he was moved to make such a generous contribution.
Thank you to those of you who submitted photos for our memorial slideshow and to Scott Johnson for writing the beautiful song, As the Leaves Fall. We’re grateful to everyone who participated in this moving portion of the event.
We’re sending our heartfelt gratitude to all of our sponsors, founders, board members, volunteers, staff, advisory council members, patients, participants, and families. We feel incredibly honored to be on this journey with each and every one of you.