Each Moment Matters Luncheon was a success

The 11th annual Each Moments Matters Luncheon was held on October 16 at the Faith Presbyterian Hospice and T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Center.

“This year’s event was particularly special because we were able to share the beautiful T. Boone Pickens Center campus with our guests, while providing a socially distanced and meaningful event,” said Tena Burley, executive director of Forefront Living Foundation. “It’s such a testament to the creativity and teamwork of our staff, volunteers and boards.”

The programs and services made possible through the Each Moment Matters Luncheon provide for the care of unfunded patients as well as the special programming and clinical services that we call the “Faith Difference.” The services include music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, child and family bereavement services and charitable care. Quality care is tailored to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family.

This year the Each Moments Matters Luncheon recognized 26 individuals throughout the DFW metroplex who demonstrated an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. The list includes individuals that range from helping women find their self-esteem, to exposing as many children as possible to STEM, to ministering to the unsheltered homeless and educational essentials for at-risk children with special needs.

“I founded Attitudes and Attire 25 years ago,” said Lyn Berman, founder of Attitudes and Attire and 2020 Each Moments Matters Honoree. “The one word I can use to describe how I feel about being honored in the Each Moment Matters Luncheon is grateful. We are grateful to know the work we are doing is necessary.” 

To accommodate social distancing and other CDC recommended guidelines, the event was held outside on the pathways surrounding the Pickens Center overlooking the pond. The theme, “Across the Pond,” reflected the luncheon’s unique venue, the co-hosts British birthplace and the keynote speaker who flew 25 missions from England to Nazi Germany in WWII.

“[My husband] and I were blown away with Lucky’s message and everything else was perfection,” said Sammye Myers, Forefront Living Foundation board member. “There was great food, a beautiful venue, fabulous weather, a great program and fly-over. Great, great job overall.”

If you missed the event and still want a chance to participate, the Forefront Living Foundation is having an “Across the Pond” auction and the proceeds will benefit the Pickens Center. Visit, one.bidpal.net/eachmomentmatters to view items on auction and place your bid.

For more information about the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Center and the work that they do, click here. If you missed the event and would like to watch or donate, please visit eachmomentmatters.org.