Chilliwack – Over the weekend, the Chilliwack Hospice Society held their 7th Annual Hoedown for Hospice at Evergreen Hall.
Once again, the community and sponsors came out in droves and the 250 people who bought tickets and opened their wallets, did not disappoint.
The event featured dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing plus the return of the Mechanical Bull!
Hospice Society Executive Director Sue Attrill says they raised $57,225 which up $7,000 from last year.
The Society serve the communities of Chilliwack and Agassiz and often venture further out to assist First Nations Communities. People can self refer or be referred by the hospice palliative care team, care facility staff, physicians, families, friends or community organizations.
Thank You Chilliwack for supporting all of their programs and services. They include:
Care Facility Visitation
One -to -one support
Resource lending Library
Speaking Presentations, Community Training and Educational Workshops
Annual Memorial Community Outreach Event
Sudden/Traumatic Death Bereavement Group (weekly for eight weeks, two times per year)
Bereavement 1st Step Group (weekly for eight weeks three times per year)
Bereavement 2nd Step Group (two meetings monthly; one business meeting and one luncheon)
Children’s Grief Support Group (weekly for eight weeks, approximately two times per year)
Children’s Horse Whisperer Grief Camp (one full day once per year)
First Nations Outreach Visitation
Traumatic Death support