La. – The legacy of healing and family-centered care established by the late
Kathy Bobbs will continue in her memory in the Healing Garden at Women’s &
Bobbs, president and chief
executive officer of Women’s & Children’s for the past 18 years, passed
away unexpectedly on April 21. On Tuesday, the hospital announced it would make
a donation to the Kites Above Acadiana Kids Fund to have the fund’s initial
project, the Healing Garden at Women’s & Children’s Hospital, bear her
"There are just no words to say,”
said Judy Dunn, chair of the Kites Above Acadiana fundraising committee. "The
news is so bittersweet. But, it’s proof that God can transform such profound
pain and loss into something so beautiful that will foster healing and comfort
for countless families for generations to come.”
Kites Above Acadiana Kids Fund
through the Community Foundation of Acadiana impacts hospitalized children and
their families through play, education and housing. The Healing Garden at
Women’s & Children’s will feature wheelchair and IV pole-accessible pathways,
an interactive play space including a stage for performances, space for
reflection and meditation and a fountain with artwork from renowned artist
Vergie Banks as the centerpiece.
The project is expected to cost
$650,000 and take nine months to complete. Multiple sponsorship and other
donation opportunities are available. Take a virtual tour of the Healing Garden
project and learn more about sponsorship opportunities to support the project
at www.Womens-Childrens.com/KitesAboveAcadiana. Click here to make an electronic contribution.
The family of Kathy Bobbs
requested in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to the Healing
Garden project. Donors can mail a check to Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508. In the check memo write Kites Above Acadiana.
Community Foundation of
Acadiana’s core purpose is to build legacies and improve communities by
connecting generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is one of south
Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a
particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St.
Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts
exceeding $227.5 million and has made cumulative grants of more than $110.4
million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.