The CAS Garden Party

Supporting convalescent aid society

october 6, 2024 – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Please join CAS as we embark on our next 100 years of service. Our annual Garden Party will take place in a lush garden surrounded by blossoming jasmine and a magnificent Magnolia tree. You can enjoy a fun Fiesta-themed menu and try some new twists on Margaritas. The evening will feature a fabulous opportunity drawing, live music, and interactive games such as Cornhole and Rubber Ax Throwing. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to celebrate with us as we enter the new century!

Don't miss out on the latest events! Keep a close eye on this website over the next few months as we will be updating it regularly with all the exciting new Garden Party information. So, mark your calendars and check back often to stay up-to-date with all the happenings.

party goers at the 2023 Centennial Celebration

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2024 Honoree


The Community Impact award is given to individuals or organizations that create structural change in access to better healthcare for residents in the service footprint of the Convalescent Aid Society.

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Dr. Steven T. RosenDr. Steven T. Rosen, M.D., is a professor in the Division of Lymphoma, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and executive vice president and director emeritus of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Rosen was the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He served as director of Northwestern's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center for 24 years, during which the center received continuous National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding from 1993 and achieved comprehensive status in 1997. Dr. Rosen led the development of nationally recognized programs in laboratory sciences, clinical investigations, translational research, and cancer prevention and control.

Dr. Rosen has authored over 400 original reports, editorials, books, and book chapters. His research has been funded by the NCI, American Cancer Society, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. He has also served as an adviser for several of these organizations and on the external advisory boards of more than a dozen NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers. Currently, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the textbook series "Cancer Treatment & Research."

Dr. Rosen has been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and has received the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Man of Distinction Award from the Israel Cancer Research Fund. He is a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows. Dr. Rosen earned his bachelor's degree and medical degree with distinction from Northwestern University and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Get Involved!

There are various ways to get involved in the CAS Garden Party. Here are some of them!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors and donors play a critical role in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Convalescent Aid Society (CAS). CAS does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on individual and foundation donations to continue its work. The CAS Garden Party provides an opportunity for people to become a sponsor of CAS programs. Sponsorship options range from $500 to $10,000. To learn more about how you can support CAS through sponsorship, please visit our Sponsorship page.

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Donate to the Opportunity Drawing

The Garden Party is an event that everyone looks forward to, and the Opportunity Drawing is one of its most delightful highlights. This year, The CAS Garden Party is seeking out-of-the-ordinary experiences and artistic objects for the drawing. If you have something exciting to share - such as a thrilling adventure or a unique piece of art - we would love to hear from you. You can download the Opportunity Drawing form or contact Mark Waterson at to discuss how you can contribute to this fantastic event.


Volunteers are needed for The CAS Garden Party on October 6th. They play an essential role in the event by greeting and welcoming guests, registering their attendance, answering questions, and selling tickets for the Opportunity Drawing. If you would like to get involved in 2024, please contact Mark Waterson at

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How your support helps clients of Convalescent Aid Society

grandmother using rollater flanked by her two grandkids.The Convalescent Aid Society has been providing free durable medical equipment to citizens of the greater San Gabriel Valley for over 100 years. CAS is entirely funded by individual and foundation donations, and does not receive any government funding. The CAS Garden Party is an opportunity for members of the community and organizations to support the work of CAS. We deeply appreciate every person, company, or foundation that chooses to provide financial support to our cause.

Financial sponsorship and support of The CAS Garden Party offers several benefits, including the opportunity to enjoy the event with your loved ones, gain recognition in the community, and contribute to improving the quality of life for people in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. If you would like to help Convalescent Aid Society in their efforts to provide durable medical equipment to those in need, please consider donating or becoming a sponsor of The CAS Garden Party.

The Convalescent Aid Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax ID # 1782304.


pieces of equipment are currently in area homes


wheelchairs were loaned out last year


dollars saved in 2023 by families who borrowed items free of charge from CAS


nights in CAS beds over the past 5 years

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2023 Centennial Celebration Photo Gallery

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