9th Annual Crab Feed to benefit The Network of Care Set for March 7

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The Network of Care will be hosting its 9th Annual Crab Feed to benefit families of hospitalized children on Saturday March 7.  The event will have have raffle prizes and a silent auction to go along with dinner.

The doors to the event open at 5:30 pm with dinner to begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $55 and must be purchased ahead of time–no tickets will be sold at the door.  The event will be held at Antioch Fairgrounds- Sunset Building at 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA

Call or e-mail to reserve your tickets: Janet Frazier at (925) 584-4086 or [email protected]

Website: www.thenetworkofcare.org

Program Overview

The Network of Care program was formed in January 2004 to preserve the memory of Stephanie Marie Frazier, who lost her life in an automobile accident at the age of 20. The Network is a way for parents who understand the torment of loss and worry for their children to give to others. It is the result of tragedy turned into an ongoing series of thoughtful deeds.

The Network provides meal support to families in crisis when their child is suddenly hospitalized. These families do not have the time, energy, or presence of mind to look after their own needs, so our Network provides for them and allows them to devote more attention to their child.

The simple gift of food characteristically gives comfort and strength to parents by letting them know there are people who care about them. This gesture of support has a wide reach as the effects of such care bolster families, relieve hospital staff and inspire community members to lend their support.

Our Story
On December 16, 2000, our lives changed. Our daughters, Stephanie (age 20) and Lindsey (age 17) were involved in a tragic car accident. We frantically drove 1½ hours to the hospital, leaving with only the clothes on our back.

Our oldest daughter Stephanie did not survive the accident; our youngest daughter Lindsey was in critical condition. It was an endless day and night for us. Sometime in the darkness, Janet rose from her chair to check on Lindsey and nearly fainted.

A kind nurse asked when we had last eaten and we certainly could not remember. All we had inside was grief and worry. Since the cafeteria was closed and we did not want to leave Lindsey’s side, the kind nurse shared her sandwich with us, which gave us the physical strength we needed.

We think of those first hours and the nurse who did something so small, yet so meaningful. That simple Act of Kindness made all the difference in the world to us, knowing there are people that care.

The foundation was established in Stephanie’s memory to support others in their time of need. We operate exclusively on donations. Our caring network of volunteers purchase the food items, fill and deliver the bags to the hospitals in our network. Lindsey has recovered from her injuries and is very involved in this cause.

– Janet Frazier

Safety Improvements
The Frazier family has been tireless advocates for safety improvements for the section of Highway 50 where the accident occurred. Safety-related changes have been made to the highway resulting in a decrease of accidents. This section of Highway 50 is named the Stephanie Marie Frazier Memorial Highway.

Recognition and Honors

  • Jefferson Award – Silver Award recipient
  • Distinguished Achievement Award from Oakland Children’s Hospital
  • Threads of Hope Award Recipient from Diablo Magazine
  • Corporate and Community Development Volunteer Award from Rady Children’s Hospital

Hospitals Served
Children’s Hospital (Oakland)
UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento)
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (San Francisco)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford(Palo Alto)
Rady Children’s Hospital (San Diego)
Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital (Denver, Colorado)
Ronald McDonald House (Denver, Colorado)
Children’s Hospital Family House (Oakland)
Kiwanis Family House (Sacramento)
The Children’s Hospital (Denver, Colorado)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (Palo Alto)
Ronald McDonald House San Francisco
Parker Adventist Children’s Hospital (Parker, Colorado)
JW House (Santa Clara)
Kaiser Medical Center (Walnut Creek)
Sutter-Delta Medical Center (Antioch)
Sutter Memorial Medical Center (Sacramento)
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco)
Kaiser Medical Center (Hayward)
John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek)
Kaiser Medical Center (Oakland)
Kaiser Medical Center (San Francisco)
Kaiser Medical Center (Sacramento)
Kaiser Medical Center (South Sacramento)
Kaiser Santa Teresa Medical Center (San Jose)
Kaiser Medical Center (Redwood City)
Kaiser – Deer Valley Medical Center (Brentwood)
Kaiser – Roseville (Roseville)
Sutter Roseville Medical Center (Roseville)
Sutter Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)
Sutter Alta Bates Medical Center (Berkley)
Natividad Medical Center (Salinas)
North Bay Hospital (Fairfield)
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez)
Univ of CA Medical Center San Diego)
Washington Hospital (Fremont)
Queen of the Valley (Napa)
Memorial Medical Center (Modesto)
Emanuel Medical Center (Turlock)
Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City)
Kaiser Santa Clara (Santa Clara)
San Francisco General (San Francisco)
San Joaquin General (Stockton)
St Joseph’s Medical Center (Stockton)
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Santa Clara)
El Camino Hospital (San Jose)
Good Samaritan (Carmichael)
Mercy San Juan (Sacramento)
Mercy Methodist Hospital (Oakland)
Alameda County Medical Center (Oakland)
Shriners Hospital (Sacramento)
Fairchild Memorial Hospital (Yreka)
Sharp Mary Birch (San Diego)
Doctors Medical Center (Modesto)