NAPA, CA, September 13, 2018 –Queen of the Valley Foundation will honor Cristina and Lee Hudson
at its annual Generous Heart event, held on September 22, 2018, at Shadybrook
The Hudsons, proprietors of Hudson Vineyards and Hudson Goods & Greens,
grow, produce and sell a diverse selection of produce, meat, poultry and
olive oil in addition to growing grapes and making wine. Their agrarian
vision includes cultivating the highest quality products—all farmed
sustainably and without hormones or antibiotics.
The Hudsons share a deep commitment with Queen of the Valley Medical Center
to supporting health and disease prevention. They are a philanthropic
force in the Napa Valley, providing support for a wide range of health
care, education and land organizations. This devotion to the well-being
of the Napa community is what inspires the Hudsons in their work and life
and it is why they are supporting Generous Heart as honorees.
Proceeds from the Generous Heart event will help fund the expansion and
enhancement of the Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Pavilion.
Nearly 700 infants are delivered at Queen of the Valley each year. Fifteen
percent of these babies are born critically ill and require life-saving
intervention. In the last 12 months, the Queen’s NICU saw a 200%
rise in patients. As the only hospital in the region with a NICU, and
with the additional births that will take place here when Sonoma Valley
Hospital closes its maternity center later this year, the demands on the
Queen’s obstetrics and NICU will grow.
Generous Heart will appeal to its guests with a tempting array of auction
lots. The lineup includes a vertical of coveted double magnums from Aubert
Wines; a buy-a-spot dinner to dine with Napa Valley’s luminary vintners
at the Hudsons’ Ranch; a Kentucky Derby experience; and an immersion
into the world of luxury cars at the Concourse d’ Elegance at Pebble
Beach. Aaron Bastien of Bonhams, a privately owned British auction house
and one of the sponsors for Generous Heart, will serve as auctioneer for
the event, assisted by Rob Mondavi, Jr.
The Generous Heart event draws on the support of many talented and philanthropic-minded
individuals, including event honorary chairs, Cristina and Lee Hudson
and co-chairs Erin Simms, Lydia Mondavi, Beth Fenton and Lauren Nicholsen.
Major sponsors include Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, Ed and Linda Barwick,
Wells Fargo, Safeway Open, Bank of Marin, Joanne and Ron Birtcher, Bonhams,
Ulla and John Brown, Cello-Maudru Construction, Steve Lebow, Jim Maggetti,
Napa Valley Orthopaedic Group, NexGen - Center for Wound Healing, Queen
of the Valley Medical Center, Shadybrook Estate Winery and Sunday Goods.
For more information and to purchase your tickets or sponsor this event,
contact Queen of the Valley Foundation at 707-257-4044 or visit the Foundation’s
website at queensfoundation.org and click on special events.
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About Queen of the Valley Foundation
Queen of the Valley Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of local
residents who wanted to ensure ongoing, locally managed support for quality
medical care in the Napa community. They knew that a financially healthy
medical center was vital to the future of the place they called home.
Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $102 million
for St. Joseph Health Queen of the Valley’s equipment and facilities,
while increasing community awareness of the medical center's needs.
More information on the foundation may be found at
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-bed, acute-care facility founded
by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health
care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services
provided include a regional heart center; orthopedic center and cancer
center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons;
the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated
with UCSF; a Women’s Center; maternity and infant care; inpatient
and outpatient minimally invasive surgery; and a full-service emergency
department and trauma center, amongst many other specialty services. More
information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at