Handbags for Hospice
Mount Airy, NC - What do "Mad Men", "Batman", and "Matlock" have in common? They all feature actresses who have donated purses to this year's Handbags for Hospice auction, which takes place Friday evening, July 18 at Old North State Winery in downtown Mt. Airy. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the KidsPath program at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.
Celebrities who have contributed autographed handbags include: Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Pare' from "Mad Men"; former Miss America Lee Meriwether from "Barnaby Jones", "Batman" and "The Time Tunnel"; Nancy Stafford of "Matlock" fame; and Surry County's own Anna Wood, who starred in "Deception", and can be seen in the upcoming CBS drama "Reckless".
"We are truly excited to have purses donated by five big Hollywood stars", said Sheila Jones, director of marketing for Mtn. Valley Hospice. "And this year for the first time, you can bid by proxy if you can't attend the auction in person", said Ms. Jones.
Anyone interested in placing a bid by proxy should call (888) 789-2922. Admission to the auction is ten dollars in advance, or fifteen dollars at the door. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guests of the auction are invited to remain for a concert by Rhythm. The auction begins at 6:30pm, and music starts at 7:30pm.
"Kids Path" is a program designed to help children who are living with serious, progressive medical conditions. It also provides support for children experiencing grief associated with the illness or death of a loved one. The overall goal of "Kids Path" is to enhance quality of life for these children (from infancy to age 18) as well as for those who share their lives. Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is now the tenth member of the "Kids Path" Consortium which spans the Carolinas and Virginia.
Submitted By Pam Cook