Event co-chairs, Mari Chazen and Gina Connell, announce Pathways’ 28th annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast with featured speaker Maxine Hong Kingston and awardees Gunilla and Tom Follett.

Co-chairs Mari Chazen and Gina Connell proudly announce Pathways 28th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast to be held October 25, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.  The featured speaker is Maxine Hong Kingston, and this year’s awardees are Gunilla and Tom Follett of Los Altos.


Pathways’ signature fundraising event, the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, has raised over $6.3 million dollars since its inception. This year’s featured speaker is Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and memoirist.  Ms. Kingston is a Senior Lecturer Emerita of Creative Writing at the University of California at Berkeley.  She is the recipient of the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, the National Book Award, a PEN West Award in Fiction, and a National Book Foundation Medal.  Also a winner of the Asian American Literary Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, Ms. Kingston is a profoundly engaging and compelling storyteller.  Her first book, The Woman Warrior, catapulted her to literary fame at age 36.  Her subsequent works blend traditional genres, intertwining reality and myth.  Long a part of the American literary canon for US high schools and colleges, Ms. Kingston’s works shaped the national dialog with their breakthrough explorations of gender, ethnicity and immigrant life.  Her books are imbued with the spirit of the Chinese culture that her mother and father transmitted to their American-born children.  Ms. Kingston was presented a National Humanities Medal by President Clinton and Nation Medal of the Arts by President Obama.  We are honored that she will speak to us at this event.


This year’s One from the Heart awardees, Gunilla and Tom Follett of Los Altos, will be honored for their many years of service to Pathways and the cause of hospice.  Long-time supporters of a number of charitable causes, they have both loyally given of their time and many talents to Pathways, serving as event committee members and chairs, including co-chairing Pathways’ Links to the Heart Golf Tournament for 5 of its 6 years.  In addition to graciously hosting various private events at their home, they have both served multiple terms on the Pathways Foundation Board and Honorary Board.

For more information about the breakfast, contact Holly Smith, Event & Sponsorship Manager,

408-730-1200 or events@commonspirithealthathome.org
or register online at www.pathwayshealth.org/breakfast/

Registration deadline is October 19.

About Pathways
Pathways is a Bay Area not-for-profit founded in 1977, pioneering hospice, home health, and palliative care. Dedicated to person-focused care for over 40 years, we serve patients wherever they live—in their homes, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living communities.

For more information about Pathways, or to donate, please call 888-755-7855 or visit www.pathwayshealth.org.