From a grassroots effort by parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 1980 to start a local hospice organization, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) has grown to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual services to Nantucket patients and their families.
On Saturday, June 5 from 7 to 8 pm, PASCON will host their 28th annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction virtually as an old-fashioned telethon aired on NCTV Channel 18 and on the NCTV18 Youtube channel. The hour-long telethon will include musical performances by the Merrick Brannigan, Donald Dallaire, Nantucket Cobbletones, Skyler Wright, and Gabe Zinser. There will be moving tributes and testimonials from Patty Dargie, Jeanne Geddes, Rufus Gifford, Cary Hazlegrove, and others. Kirk Baker and Jenny Benzie of Epernay will offer a cocktail demonstration for their Dreamcatcher Daiquiri.
Sunset Tributes are still at the heart of the annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction: reach out to PASCON by May 30 to dedicate a sunset, and your dedication will be listed on screen during the June 5 program.
The Dreamcatcher Auction is PASCON’s primary fundraiser and features items, packages, experiences, gift certificates, and more from 100 donors. Low minimum bids and plenty of buy-it-now options make the auction accessible to all. Exact auction items will be posted at pascon.org by May 27, when online bidding opens. Bidding will end at 10 pm on June 5, after the telethon.
In addition to the auction, those who donate $100 or more by May 30 through the auction site or on the main Dreamcatcher page will be entered for a chance to win several prizes. Winners will be announced during the telethon, and they must text to claim their prize.
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) services are provided by an interdisciplinary team and focus on alleviating physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of distress and enhancing personal growth and well-being in order to help patients and families attain the highest quality of life possible. Operated as a department of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the program is funded by Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, a separate, tax-exempt public charity. Details at 508-825-8325 and at pascon.org.