DANBURY, Conn. -- Guests at the Regional Hospice and Home Care had the opportunity to meet the hospice's new mascot, William.
The bronze, French bulldog is on loan from the personal collection of French-born businessman/poet/philanthropist William Louis-Dreyfus. He was sculpted by Nicola Hicks.
“What an honor to have Nicola Hicks’ art in our Center. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Louis-Dreyfus for allowing William to take up residence as our temporary mascot,” said President and CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy. “Mr. Louis-Dreyfus generously hosted two events at his gallery to generate support during our campaign to build the Center. It is a pleasure to have MaryAnne Costello and Christina Kee, who manage the William Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection and were docents for our guests at those events, here with us today.”
William is on a tour of duty to bring cheer to the children participating in the center's bereavement programs. His photo will accompany children in the Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss Activity "Where's William." Kids will submit his whereabouts to Regional Hospice via e-mail for friends to follow on Regional Hospice's Facebook page.
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