Hospice of the Foothills’ MOONLIGHT MAGIC Virtual Gala

Hospice of the Foothills’ MOONLIGHT MAGIC Virtual Gala

Hospice of the Foothills is celebrating over 41 years in our community, but this time with a VIRTUAL Gala. While we can’t meet in person, we can still join together online, raising awareness for the good work of Hospice of the Foothills, while having some fun!

Our VIP Emcee for the event is Tom Fitzsimmons of KNCO Radio! In addition to a patient family story or two, we will have a lovely tribute to Bill Drown by his wife Susan. Bill was a well-known and highly respected community member who was all about giving back to this community. Bill is also a past board member for Hospice of the Foothills.

Professional Auctioneer Gary Lorentzen will be on hand to auction off some great live auction items and conduct a Fund-a-Need session to help raise money to support patients facing their end-of-life journey.

This has been quite a year for all of us. Through the challenge of this pandemic, we have continued to meet and exceed our patients’ needs. Our costs to provide our care have increased significantly. Like so many of our community partners HOF is so grateful to have received some emergency relief, those funds allowed us to weather the immediate challenges presented by COVID-19. As we all know we are in this for the long haul, and we need your help to continue meeting the needs of our community. One of the increased costs HOF is facing is PPE (personal protective equipment). This equipment allows us to say Yes when a family needs and desires in person visits and care. It allows us to keep our community safe.

If you would like to help support Hospice of the Foothills, either by attending and/or with a financial contribution, please attend our Moonlight Magic Virtual Gala on October 2nd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, online. We are asking for people to preregister, so that we may send you the event link as well as reminders and a
preview of our live auction items. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/y3mkj7ct, or visit www.hospiceofthefoothills.org.

Hospice of the Foothills (HOF) provides compassionate end-of-life care to approximately 500 patients and their families annually. This is accomplished with a staff that includes a medical director, nurse practitioner, nurses, nursing aides, social workers, intake coordinators, bereavement counselors, case managers, medical records specialists, spiritual care counselors, gift and thrift store staff, plus administration required to facilitate care.

Because HOF is a nonprofit hospice provider, there is no cost to patients or their families for the services received. Patients are eligible for hospice care when there is a prognosis of 6 months or less, and curative treatments are no longer being pursued. At that point a hospice team will provide many compassionate services to the patient including symptom/pain management, medical care, social services and more, while giving the family much needed support and respite through the process.

Hospice of the Foothills is a 501(c) (3) non-profit healthcare organization that has provided end-of-life hospice and palliative care to patients and families in Nevada County, Western Placer County, and surrounding communities since 1979. For more information about programs and services, or ways to support the organization, visit http://www.hofo.org, or call 530-272-5739.

KNOW AND GO:
WHAT: Hospice of the Foothills’ MOONLIGHT MAGIC Virtual Gala
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: In the comfort of your own home!
COST: FREE
REGISTRATION LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y3mkj7ct
CONTACT: Mary Anne Davis, Hospice of the Foothills, 530-274-5161