LAKE PLACID -High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and musician Martha Gallagher join together in 2014 in a unique partnership. Through her performances Gallagher, well known in the region as The Adirondack Harper, will be helping to raise awareness about the mission of and services provided by High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care.
For the past several years Gallagher has been performing on tours throughout the U.S. and in Canada. In 2014, however, she will be doing a year full of performances throughout the Adirondacks and surrounding regions called "Celebrating Home in the Adirondacks."
Her extensive tour of the Adirondacks, and her partnership with High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, kicks off with her new one-woman show, "Where the Heart Is," at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Friday, Jan. 24.
Martha Gallagher, the ‘Adirondack Harper’
"High Peaks Hospice came into my home and my family's life over 20 years ago," Gallagher said. "My husband's great aunt came to spend her final months with us and High Peaks Hospice was there to help. Instead of it being a tragic and difficult experience of a family member dying in our home, it was an amazing life experience for all of us, Dennis' great aunt included.
"She would have been alone in a faraway town had we not been able to depend on the kind, caring, practical services of High Peaks Hospice. Instead, she spent her final days in a comfy home, with family right there. Since that time I have done various events to help HPH as I could with their fund and awareness raising events. "When I decided that 2014 would be the year to return to perform in my home region, I realized how wonderfully this theme of 'home' wove together with the mission and vision of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care. This would be a great way to let people know what this organization has to offer the people living in our communities."
For more info on Gallagher, including her performance schedule, visit www.adkharper.com or for more information on High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, visit highpeakshospice.org.