Monday, February 10, 2020

2020 Date Announced for Shine, a Benefit for Hope Hospice

The second annual Shine benefit for Hope Hospice will take place Friday, October 16, 2020 at the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and attorney Jenna Persons will return to serve as co-chairs for the elegant event featuring riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live auction.

More than 250 guests attended the inaugural event in October 2019, which raised $440,000 to benefit the Hope Kids Care program. This year’s fundraiser will support Hope’s mission to provide comforting care and support to everyone living with serious illness.

“For forty years, Hope has been a safety net for our community, serving those who are newly born, seniors who have reached 113 years old and everyone in between,” said Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “The generosity showed at events like Shine ensures that there will always be Hope for those who need us.”

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to request an invitation to the event, call 239-985-7758 or write to email@hopehcs.org.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Hope Achieves Highest Partnership Level of We Honor Veterans Program

Hope Healthcare has become a certified Level 5 partner – the highest designation available – with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Through Hope’s VALOR program, Hope’s Honor Guard volunteers, many who are veterans themselves, stand ready to support veterans in hospice care. Through a veteran recognition program and salute ceremonies, Hope recognizes their dedicated service to our country.

“Hope provides care to the brave men and women who served to safeguard our freedom,” said Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “Achieving Level 5 partnership status with the NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program confirms our dedication to ensuring all veterans receive the specialized care they deserve.”

According to NHPCO, more than 1,800 American veterans die every day, and only 4 percent die in the care of the Veteran’s Administration. Hope serves as a critical resource by providing special services as part of its mission to serve as a safety net for our community.

Level 5 partners place a greater emphasis on staff education and caring for Vietnam-era and combat veterans, as well as taking on the role of regional mentor to other We Honor Veterans partners working to enhance their programs.