Compassionate Care of Carpinteria’s 3rd Annual The Light Shines Ahead Virtual Event Raises $35,000

The event featured nonprofit leader, adventure seeker, and author of My Wild and Precious Life, Keynote speaker, Cynder Sinclair.

This year, over 169 supporters came together to support Compassionate Care of Carpinteria’s (CCC) 3rd Annual The Light Shines Ahead virtual event, which raised $35,000 to help support CCC’s work throughout the Carpinteria area.

The Light Shines Ahead is the annual fundraiser for CCC, an initiative of Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) that offers programs and services, completely free of charge, to anyone in Carpinteria grieving the loss of a loved one or struggling with a life-threatening illness.

The free event featured nonprofit leader, adventure seeker, and author of My Wild and Precious Life, Keynote speaker, Cynder Sinclair, who gave an uplifting presentation of her life’s journey and how Hospice of Santa Barbara eased her grief after her father’s sudden death and provided support to her entire family while her son was dying of cancer and after his death.

The event also featured Ed & Win Van Wingerden as event emcees

“After deciding to make the event virtual for the second year in a row, we couldn’t be more pleased with how much our supporters raised to help support Compassionate Care of Carpinteria’s services.” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “The presentation by Cynder, who shared her personal story of loss and moving on from grief, was powerful and incredibly inspirational and we are so grateful to her for her honesty, humor and kind heart.”

CCC would like to give a special thanks to Cynder Sinclair, Ed & Win Van Wingerden, Marybeth Carty and the CCC event committee for making this event possible. CCC would also like to thank Grant Cox Enterprises, NS Ceramic, Inc., Cresco Labs, Milpas Motors, the Carpinteria Woman’s Club, Occhiali Eyewear, Mandy and Chris Gocong, Jill Castro, Tina Fanucchi-Frontado and Greg Frontado, Carol and Alan Koch, K & J Madden and Lisa Thomas for sponsoring the event.

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Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in our offices and on fifteen local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit

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