Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC) will hold its third annual The Light Shines Ahead virtual event on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free event’s keynote speaker will be nonprofit leader, adventure seeker and author of “My Wild and Precious Life,” Cynder Sinclair.

Sinclair will deliver a 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. 

Before coming to Santa Barbara, Sinclair led the San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council and founded two local nonprofits to meet the needs of farmworker families in the San Joaquin Valley. Sinclair is also the founder of and lead consultant for Nonprofit Kinect, providing consulting services for nonprofits in the areas of board leadership, fund development and capacity building, as well as executive coaching for nonprofit leaders in transition. 

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

To learn more and to register for the event, visit

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