Star of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta to Lead the Red Carpet for Hospice Care Monte Durham to serve as chair of Capital Caring's Passion for Caring Gala on November 15 Washington, D.C.

Falls Church, Virginia, UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Caring, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and one of the nation's foremost providers of hospice and palliative care, is hosting the premier event of the year on November 15, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. The Passion for Caring Gala brings together over 500 politicians, business leaders, members of the press, and community leaders to support Capital Caring's mission to 'simply improve care.'

Alexandria, Virginia resident and fashion icon Monte Durham is serving as the Gala Chairperson. Durham, widely known from his reality starring role on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, will greet guests on the red carpet before a live and silent auction, dinner, and dancing to the Original Blue Healers. The auctions will include many notable items including: an Exquisite Wedding Package at West Virginia's famed Greenbrier Resort, featuring a custom designer gown, photography package, an appearance by Durham and more!

"We are thrilled to welcome Monte Durham along scores of business, political, and community leaders to the Passion for Caring Gala next month," said Malene S. Davis, Capital Caring's president and chief executive, "The Gala is among the best benefit events in Washington and is a cause worthy of your hard-earned dollars and support."

"The work of Capital Caring in providing warm, compassionate care for those living with advanced illness is inspiring. I am honored to join as the Chair of the Passion for Caring Gala. Come join me on the red carpet for a wonderful evening for a cause so near to my heart. Plus, if someone you know is getting married soon, you won't want to miss the chance at some of the items we have in store for you," Durham remarked.

The Passion for Caring Gala is from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. Immediately following the Gala at The Hamilton on 14th St NW, the Gala's official after party, Late Night with the Young Capitals, will run until 2:00 a.m. The Young Capitals are a young professionals outreach arm of Capital Caring. Tickets for the Passion for Caring Gala and the Late Night with the Young Capitals are available online at or by contacting Ann Lenoir at or 703-531-2399.
Limited press credentials for red carpet coverage are available also at

About Capital Caring

For over 35 years, Capital Caring has helped families and loved ones make the most of every moment together by offering coordinated care, comfort and dignity to those living with serious illness. We provide excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and compassion to families across the region. Our health professionals – including more than 20 staff doctors – deliver some of the best care in the United States. Capital Caring is open 24 hours every day. Anyone who needs help staying independent and safe can access our services, regardless of their ability to pay.


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