Heroes in Health Care Gala

The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston (VNAB) hosted its Heroes in Health Care annual fundraising gala on Friday, October 12th at the Mandarin Oriental. Honored for their work to make transformational changes in the community were Boston Children’s Hospital president and COO Sandra Fenwick, and Next Street president and founding partner Ron Walker. Also honored, but unable to attend, was Massachusetts Life Sciences Center president and CEO Susan Windham-Bannister.

Photos © 2012 Roger Farrington

Proceeds from the annual gala support the VNAB’s Maternal Child Health and Free Care Programs. The Maternal Child Health Program, one of the largest in the region, provides direct care and specialized support services with 7,000 visits supporting nearly 2,500 children and their families each year and nearly 500 patients have access to home health care services with the Free Care Program. Funds raised help the VNAB fulfill its commitment to the most vulnerable, socially at-risk, chronically ill, and disabled children, young parents and families, and seniors.