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San Diego Bay was filled with colorful sails and lively crews on catamarans and race boats last weekend. The 10th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta, starting from the Coronado Yacht Club, netted over $240,000 for the Homes for Hospice campaign. The money will go to maintain Sharp’s two hospice homes, one of which is in La Mesa.
 

San Diego Bay was filled with colorful sails and lively crews on catamarans and race boats last weekend. The 10th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta, starting from the Coronado Yacht Club, netted over $240,000 for the Homes for Hospice campaign. The money will go to maintain Sharp’s two hospice homes, one of which is in La Mesa.
 

Friday evening’s sell-out crowd at Hotel Del Coronado included 460 dinner guests. On Saturday, the largest fleet of vessels—nearly 40 sailboats—-in the event’s history took to San Diego Bay for the all-day regatta.

Aboard 25 different luxury yachts, 360 spectators were treated to close-up views of the race.
Anarchy, the overall regatta winner, skippered by Scot Tempesta, qualified to compete in the 2013 National Hospice Regatta Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“This is always one of the most popular and biggest events at the Coronado Yacht Club,” said Rick Odiorne, owner of the Patriot, one of the spectator yachts.

“We at Sharp HospiceCare are truly grateful for the support and generosity we’ve received from the San Diego community, and are thrilled with the success of this event,” said Suzi K. Johnson, vice president of Sharp HospiceCare.

“It’s our goal to continue to build awareness about hospice care and help people understand that dying is a process and a natural progression of living.”

Sharp HospiceCare provides comprehensive care and compassionate support to patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness. Sharp’s two hospice homes are unique living environments — custom-designed and built in established, residential neighborhoods. They are the only places of their kind in San Diego County which combine around-the-clock hospice care with an intimate, comfortable, home-like setting.

“The hospice home in La Mesa was the first one of its kind in California,” said Stacy Kadrich, senior marketing and communications specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

For more information about Sharp HospiceCare, visit www.sharp.com/hospice.
 

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