BRIDGEPORT—Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) of Connecticut raised $26,000 at its annual
Clambake fundraising event which was held on June 6th at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield. Proceeds from the event are used to subsidize home health care
services for individuals and families who may not have adequate health insurance coverage or financial resources for the care they need.
The Clambake, attended by 115 friends of VNS including many community supporters, staff and board members, was co-chaired by Karen Mercer of
Trumbull and Patty Merola of Milford and featured a silent auction and raffle with more than a dozen themed gift baskets contributed by agency staff.
In his welcoming remarks, Bill Sullivan, VNS President & CEO, thanked the co-chairs for their generosity and volunteerism and stated that the annual
Clambake, first held in 2001, "has raised almost $250,000 in funding over the years for the VNS Hospice at Home™ and Medically Underserved programs, which in the past
year provided skilled care and hospice services for over 1,800 vulnerable families who may not have had other home health care options."
Sponsors of the 2012 VNS Clambake included: Lead Sponsors Pierson & Smith a division of First Niagara Risk Management and UBS Financial Services,
Event Sponsors, Bridgeport Hospital, Brody Wilkinson P.C., The Grey Group Professional Staffing Services LLC, MFS Investment Management, Peopleís United Insurance
Agency, St. Vincentís Medical Center, Event Contributors, BKD, CareWatch, Inc., The DSA Companies, EMC Corporation, Jeffers Cowherd P.C., McBee Associates Inc.,
Pimco Investments, Robinson & Cole LLP, SEB Actuaries & Administrators, and Workerís Compensation Trust.
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut is one of the stateís largest non-profit home
health care organizations, serving residents of 54 cities and towns in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.
VNS provides a comprehensive range of services including skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech therapy, medical social work and home health aide assistance. VNS Specialty Services include Hi-Tech Home IV
Therapy, Wound Care, Psychiatric Nursing, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Nutritional Counseling, Elder Care Planning.
The VNS Hospice at Home Program™ provides comprehensive home care for terminally ill patients and their families.
VNS affiliate, Partners in Care, offers live-in and sleep-in home health aide services as well as the VoiceCare personal
emergency response system. For information on supporting VNS, contact the Development Office at 203.366.3821.