The annual Gourmet Garden Party to benefit the Convalescent Aid Society will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Castle Green. The event will include delicious food donated from top restaurants in Pasadena as well as an opportunity drawing with some wonderful prizes including Tournament of Roses parade and game seats and a table at the Pasadena Pops.
Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Moorish, Spanish and Victorian elements of the grounds and portions of the interior of the iconic Castle Green.
The Convalescent Aid Society began in 1923 and continues to provide the free loan of durable medical equipment for in-home use by clients.
For further information about the Gourmet Garden Party, call Deborah Lewis at (626) 796-1696.
Sylvia Macias and her son, Miguel, struggled since the day the young boy began battling a rare muscle disorder at just 1 year old. Not falling into any known medical condition, the mom fought for her son’s care, battling insurance red tape, countless appointments, misdiagnosis, unhelpful treatments, gaps in health care coverage and Miguel’s ever-changing physical disabilities and needs.
Then she met Convalescent Aid Society. It was the one bright spot during a dark time, she said, recalling the nonprofit as the easiest stop on the healthcare circuit.
“They had us like a ball, bouncing back and forth, seeing so many different specialists, one after another after another without any diagnosis,” the single mom of five recalls. Her nearly adolescent son could barely squeeze into his childhood wheelchair, which was hurting his fragile frame.
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