The Presbyterian Communities and Services hosted their annual ‘Each Moment Matters’ luncheon on Oct. 31, and took the opportunity to honor heroes and highlight upcoming changes. Dallas native, St. Mark’s graduate, and television writer David Hudgins was the keynote speaker. Hudgins lost his sister to cancer and spoke about the importance of making each moment matter.
“Hospice is near and dear to my heart,” he said prior to the luncheon.
Many members of the community were among the 44 honorees, including Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church member Dudley Lacey, City Square president Larry James, Jan and Fred Hegi, and Susan Cox with her husband, Northpark Presbyterian Church pastor Brent Barry.
“With everything going on in the city, it’s a powerful time for us to come together,” Barry said.
The luncheon also served as a platform to announce updates on the forthcoming T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, which will be constructed at Merit Drive and Churchill Way. Phase One of funding, the portion that will cover construction costs, is now complete at $38.6 million. The center is scheduled to open in 2016.