FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 29, 2019) – Community leaders in Broward County got caught on the wrong side of the law for the right cause in support of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation. On Thursday, August 22, 2019, executives from various organizations were released from custody after getting bailed out by the community.
Local executives and community leaders that were locked up included: Odessa Bennett of Coral Shores Realty; Cora Journey of AMG; Jessica Lerner of Community Care Plan; Kara Lundgren of CIRC Hotel; Lori Perlman of Perlman Consulting; Diana Riser of Pace; Kathy Salerno of Broward Health; Josh Sheradsky of BB&T; Gail Silver of Value Care at Home; Craig Tanner of Print Basics; Meredith Tucker of Kaufman Rossin and Valerie Vitale of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation.
The jailbirds spent two months calling upon friends to help them secure their bail and then gathered at Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar to celebrate their release. The event raised over $25,000 to support the important hospice programs Trustbridge provides to the community, which are above and beyond traditional hospice services: grief services for children and adults, camps for children, music therapy, pet therapy and extraordinary comfort.
“I was honored to be a part the Hospice Jail & Bail Broward County to support Trustbridge Hospice Foundation.” said Jessica Lerner, CEO of Community Care Plan and top fundraiser. “Having an organization like Trustbridge Hospice Foundation in our community, where people can receive end of life care in a peaceful environment like their own home is priceless.”
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Broward County Community,” said Greg Leach, President of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation. “Their generosity ensures Trustbridge can continue to offer services that are vital to our patients and families.”
Sponsors include Damn Good Hospitality and Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar.