BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Master Chef Canada Judge Michael Bonacini
Chopped Canada Judge
Friday, February 6, 2015
Tickets $200 each
$1,600 Table of 8
are now available
Tickets are going fast,
so don't delay!!
Buy Yours Today!!
|RIDE FOR REFUGE GATHERS MOMENTUM IN RED DEER!
Red Deer Hospice was a proud Charity Partner in the
With 14 members on our
Red Deer Hospice Team
we successfully gathered
$2,300 in pledges!
Thank You to all our Team Members who gave up a part of their sunny Saturday in support of our
A HUGE SUCCESS!!
to the over 200 women
who joined us for our
Sunflower Ladies Hand (bag) Luncheon!!
The Handbag Auction was a great success raising over $12,000 alone!!
Thank you to our Guest Speaker
Noreen Stuart for her heart-filled talk about what Hospice
means to her!
Thank you to our guitarist,
We are so pleased to say that
the event raised $18,000 overall,
which equates to 50 days of care for our residents and their families!!
|We Can't Stop Tomorrow,
But We Can Be There Today!
For those who face a life threatening illness time takes on a new importance. The quality of that limited amount of time becomes paramount. Superior end-of-life care means the physical and emotional needs of the dying are sensitively met; pain is effectively managed, patients and their loved ones are well informed active decision makers and no one faces this journey alone. Hospice palliative care meets those needs by providing physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support to both patients and their loved ones. Red Deer Hospice brings family members, friends, volunteers, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals together as a care-giving team so that residents can live their remaining days with dignity and in comfort.
Over the last few months we have held an Online (and parallel In-House) Art Auction, as a way to disperse the many beautiful pieces of art that once adorned the walls of our Hospice Home, prior to our Hospice Home Makeover.
Thanks to a wonderful Hospice supporter, who shared his idea to hold an Art Walk for Hospice, we've been able to modify his idea slightly and have been successful in raising funds via this method instead.
Each month we display a new piece of art right here on our website, as well as on our Facebook page. The original piece of Art will also be on display at the Hospice. Bids will be accepted via Facebook, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-309-4344 ext. 108.
For the month of November the following "Autumn Field" by Jim Wiens is up for Auction. This is a very large piece, approximately 52" wide by 28" tall, so it will be a great piece for a feature wall in your home or office.
|DONATE TO HOSPICE
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Red Deer Hospice
|PREVIEW OUR VIDEOS
The following video will give you a good introduction to the philosophy of
Hospice Care - that is
"to live fully until you die".
Or watch our recent video that was shown
at our 2014 Gala - Thank you to our sponsor Redcore Enterprises for assisting with the production costs of this video.
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!
We are thrilled to be able to highlight the Central Alberta Young Guns Charitable Foundation for their long-term and very generous support of our Hospice Home.
Initially started as the Ryan Smyth Charitable Foundation their annual golf tournament, held at Alberta Springs the 3rd week in June, has been running for approximately 11 years.
When Ryan Smyth left the area, Jim Vandermeer & Trent Hunter came on board and the name was changed to the Central Alberta Young Guns Charitable Foundation.
Each year the event grew bigger and better with many NHL players now involved. Starting with a Fundraiser the night before, this golf tournament is now maxed out at 185 golfers.
Back in 2005, they made a very large donation to our Capital Campaign to help with the building of our Hospice, and over the years as Committee Members were touched by Hospice's services, they would donate again.
As well, since 2009, they have graciously allowed us to sell Mulligans for Hospice at each tournament, and in the last 6 years this activity has garnered over $18,000.00 all by itself.
Having crossed the $100,000 threshold of support for Hospice in 2014, we want to congratulate all the committee members of the Young Guns Charitable Foundation for becoming a Cornerstone supporter of Hospice!
THANK YOU..THANK YOU..THANK YOU!!
Pictured above is Clint Oakley, 2015 Chairperson of the Young Guns Tournament presenting their donation to Val Hilario, Executive Director at Hospice.
General and Memorial donations have always been and will continue to provide a solid foundation for our Society. Our belief is that with good stewardship they will continue to be a major source of income.
Current plans to foster and build a Legacy / Planned Giving program has included the re-introduction of Compassion`s Circle and the promotion of Legacy gifts to ensure a sustainable source of funding for the future of Red Deer Hospice. If you have any questions with respect to providing a Legacy gift to Hospice, please contact Marian at
403-309-4344, ext. 108.
Fund a Day is our Annual Fundraising Campaign and each year it continues to grow. It is being viewed as a vehicle to sustainability as more and more supporters come on board. In 2013, we gathered support for 373 days of care, so for the first time in the 5-year history of Fund a Day, we can say that one of our ten rooms at Hospice is fully funded by Fund a Day supporters! We have set our 2014 goal at 420 days of care (or $151,200), and are looking forward to meeting (and hopefully beating) this goal in the next 2 1/2 months!
Events will always be an integral part of our Fundraising Programme. Recent events include our Sunflower Ladies (HandBag) Lunch, held on September 24, 2014, and our team participation in the national Ride for Refuge on October 4, 2014. Next in line will be our Chef's Gala on February 6, 2015 and our Hike for Hospice on May 3, 2015. As well, we will continue to seek and support Third Party Fundraising events and we will continue to run our Mulligans for Hospice fundraiser each summer.
We are so THANKFUL for the generosity of Central Albertans to provide compassionate end-of-life care to all in need.
If you have any questions about Fund Development please contact Marian Cloutier at 403-309-4344 ext. 108.
|TAKE A TOUR OF HOSPICE
If you wish to take an 'interior' tour
of our Hospice, we are thrilled to announce
that it is now available on Google Maps.
Click here to go directly there!