We are excited to announce that the 21st annual Taste of Carroll Reimagined presented by M&T Bank has raised more than $156,000 to support hospice care in our community.
This fundraising achievement was made possible by the support of our generous sponsors, our silent auction participants and our dedicated event planning committee.
While we couldn’t host the Roaring ’20s event we originally had planned, we are deeply appreciative of our sponsors’ commitment to ensuring all families in need of quality end-of-life care are able to receive it.
“As we’re all doing our part by staying home, social distancing and wearing masks when we venture out, the dedicated staff of Carroll Hospice continues to serve patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families,” says Mark Blacksten, vice president, business and professional banking team manager at M&T Bank. “Throughout this unprecedented event, our lives have changed, and work has changed. However, one thing hasn’t changed—M&T Bank’s commitment to the community. We’re really proud to continue to be the lead sponsor of Carroll Hospice’s Taste of Carroll.”
Monies raised from the event are used for the uncompensated care that Carroll Hospice provides, including end-of-life care costs not covered by a patient’s insurance and the vast array of bereavement services offered to patients’ families and the community at large.
“Taste of Carroll has been a part of my family and business for quite some time now,” says Len Yagatich, president of Target Controls and a continued sponsor of Taste of Carroll. “My father spent the last few weeks of his life in the Dove House facility, a place where my family and I supported before and after our experience there. The staff and facilities are just amazing, and my father and family were treated and tended to unlike anything we could have asked for.
“Although losing a loved one is never easy,” Yagatich says, “seeing the way my father was treated during his time there opened my eyes to just how special each and every person working there really are. Taste of Carroll will always be very important to the Yagatich family, whatever we can do to help those that helped us during our difficult time is just a small token of our appreciation. We thank each and every person there and will continue to do so as long as we can.”