Last night, we celebrated with friends old and new at one of my most favorite places in Brewster. “Learn About Latham Night” brought us to the stunning terrace at Ocean Edge Resort, recently voted by Boston Magazine as the BEST resort on Cape Cod (congratulations to our friends for their hard work in winning this prestigious award). This is one of my favorite events. Meeting our supporters, meeting new friends, saying hello to families and board members brings to light the reason Latham is, in my mind, one of the gems in the care and treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome and other complex special needs. And I don’t say that lightly since I am married to a jeweler. For me, it is always the personal stories from families and individuals that makes this night so special.
The day before, the Falmouth Road Race saw 16 runners for Latham among 12,000 racing through the picturesque town at the upper end of Cape Cod. Hard for visitors to “get” the geographic label of Upper when Falmouth is “lower” on the Cape arm than Brewster, but I digress…Those 16 runners raised over $18,000 for Latham Centers, and included present and former employees, family members, friends, students and individuals we provide services for. I am grateful to all the runners (including my niece Jordan) who passed up a beach day and put on their sneakers.
A short ride up from the campus along beautiful Route 6A is the Brewster Coffee Shop. One of my personal favorites (try the cranberry pancakes) and a great friend of Latham, Maura and her family continue to provide visitors and residents alike with a great home cooked breakfast & lunch. If you look out on the patio, you will see an awesome yellow and orange long board being raffled off for, you guessed it, Latham! Maura believes so strongly in the work being done here that she ordered this custom VEC made board and is selling tickets until the winner is drawn on Labor Day. Get your goofy feet over there, have a coffee and purchase your tickets to win one of the best custom-made surfboards ever, dude!
Now, you need a little shop therapy so drop over to She Sells, the Ocean Edge Gift Shop next to JoMama’s in Brewster and check out the playhouse replica of the Latham Main House that everyone needs for their yard. The beautifully built 5 x 8 shed is being raffled off at the 4th Annual Latham Golf Tournament on October 21st at (you guessed it) Ocean Edge! This course is a must play for golfers and will be followed by a fabulous dinner and auction, so if, like me, you don’t golf, come and join us for a great time afterwards.
Now, I am saving my personal favorite for last! We are hosting the 2013 Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference, Best Practices: Our Shared Journey on September 20-21, 2013. Registrations are coming in and there are a few spots left to join Latham, Advocates, Inc. and PWSANE as we connect with families, caregivers, educators and other professionals on topics near and dear to our hearts. The 2-day event takes place during the official end of summer weekend, but to those who live here, we think it is the beginning of the most beautiful season on Cape Cod. Did I mention that it is at….Ocean Edge? I hope I will see you soon!
Team Latham 16 Breezes Past Falmouth Road Race Finish Line
Register today for the 2013 Best Practices Conference at Ocean Edge
The Playhouse Travels to She Sells-The Ocean Edge Shop and JoMama's in Brewster