What do Shray Bronze and Littleton Adventist Hospital have in common? Pat Wassik.
Pat’s personal interest in Shray became a benefit to Littleton Adventist Hospital when Pat reached out to the artist and asked her to donate a piece to the hospital. Shray employs the rarely used Subtractionist technique — having received both national and international recognition for her artwork, which has been compared to that of Moore, Rodin, and Brancusci.
Pat has been a past chairperson on the board for the “Heart of Hearts Gala” for Littleton Adventist Hospital since the early 2000s. In order to commemorate past events and successes, Pat reached out to Shray in the hopes of obtaining one of her iconic bronze sculptures. Shray graciously donated the sculpture, “Forevermore”, to the Women and Newborn Care Unit of Littleton Adventist Hospital. This sculpture depicts the love between mother and child, and is worth in excess of $40,000 today. All money raised from Pat and other board members was donated to the NICU.
The 2017 “Heart of Hearts Gala” will take place on November 14th at Wings Over the Rockies, and will benefit Cancer Care at Avista, Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker and Porter Adventist Hospitals. Although it is the last year for this event, “Forevermore” will continue to be on display at the hospital as a beautiful addition to the Women’s Services Department.