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Posted 08/21/2020

Capital Caring Health’s Virtual Passion for Caring Gala to Honor and Highlight Local Unsung Heroes Among Us

Capital Caring Health’s Virtual Passion for Caring Gala to Honor  and Highlight Local Unsung Heroes Among Us

Capital Caring Health’s annual Passion for Caring Gala will be held

Saturday, Oct. 3. The 2020 Passion for Caring Gala: Honoring the Heroes Among Us will be a virtual event

that recognizes local healthcare, community, and social justice heroes, nominated by members of the

community who have made a significant impact during the COVID-19 crisis or through their fight for racial


The Gala campaign will include a series of preview announcements beginning in September that will recognize

a weekly winner from each of the three categories:

 Healthcare Hero Award – Honoring the courageous healthcare workers that have sacrificed so much

throughout the COVID-19 crisis;

 Community Hero Award - The brave service personnel like postal workers, grocery clerks, delivery

personnel and others who deliver critical supplies to homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, etc.

 Social Justice Hero Award – Paying tribute to advocates, community leaders and organizers working

for social justice and racial equity.

Weekly winners in each category will be announced beginning in September, and each will receive a $500

award. Three finalists will receive The Passion for Caring Award on October 3 as part of the virtual program

that evening.

“This year, our Gala Theme focuses on the unique environment we all face as a result of the Covid-19

pandemic,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, Capital Caring Health President and CEO. Our Theme is Honoring The

Heroes Among Us, and we chose it to signify how critical services during this time are delivered by many

unsung heroes.”

All proceeds raised from the 2020 Passion for Caring Gala will support Capital Caring Health's emerging needs

from COVID-19 such as TeleHealth equipment in patients' homes, Personal Protective Equipment for frontline

staff, meal delivery to alleviate food insecurity for patients, expanded grief support and mental health services,

increased pediatric care requirements, and Patient Care Fund resources to care for new patients regardless of

their ability to pay.

The virtual Gala is free and open to the public, and the community is invited to nominate a hero by visiting


For more information about Capital Caring Health’s programs, visit www.capitalcaring.org.


About Capital Caring Health

Capital Caring Health is one of the largest non-profit provider of elder health, advanced illness, hospice, and

at-home care services for the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area. We provide quality care where

people live, supporting dignified, independent aging. For more information, visit capitalcaring.org or call our 24-

Hour Care Line at 1-800-869-2136.

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