Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw is bringing the community together for the Evening Under the Stars event to promote the hospice and honor the life of Elly Mayday.
“We call her a glamorous, iconic star,” says Angela Sereda, Chair of Heartland Hospice.
Elly Mayday passed away at the age of 30 on March 1st of 2019.
“She was a star in the world of plus-sized modeling and she flew amongst the stars as a flight attendant and she was a star crusader for ovarian cancer. So, we’re honored to have her family to help celebrate her ongoing legacy,” says Sereda.
The event will also bolster the services of Heartland Hospice and double as a fundraiser for the hospice.
It’ll take place at the Grant Hall on Thursday, May 26th.
“We’re very excited to gather again together and celebrate Elly but also we have some local people that are going to play the piano and violin. We’re going to have a testimonial so that people can hear a little bit about hospice and what the experience is like and we’re going to talk a little bit about where we would like to see the hospice in our community grow and what our plans are for it in the next year,” says Sara Bryan, Director of Heartland Hospice.
The event will also have an inspirational program with guest speakers, hor d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and a ticket bar.
The hospice is also putting on a raffle in support of the event.
Two draws will be made, one for a 24 x 32 print by Moose Jaw artist, Laura Hamilton, entitled 'Heartbreak and Hope' which is her salute to frontline workers, and the other for a Lily Pendant, the flower which is Heartland Hospice’s emblem, on an 18-inch silver chain by Regina jeweller, Megan J Hazel.
Tickets for the raffle are $20 each or 3 for $50 and can be bought here.
Tickets for the event are going for $50 and they can be purchased on sasktix.ca or at the Mosaic Place Box Office.
All of the funds raised at the event and in the raffle leading up to it will go towards Heartland Hospice’s goal of creating dedicated hospice space in Moose Jaw.
Mix 103 radio host Sharon Church talked with Sereda and Bryan about the event.
Watch their interview below.