NewsLine - April 2013 - (Page 26)

Short Takes continued from previous page NHF’s Run To Remember: Helping Hospice Staff Raise Needed Funds Doug Peterson is a chaplain for the Marcus Daly Hospice in Montana. Carla Watai is an administrative assistant at Hospice of Kona in Hawaii. Ellen Green is the senior director of counseling at Hosparus in Kentucky. And Melissa Moré is the volunteer services coordinator for Suncoast Hospice in Florida. In addition to supporting hospice through their work, these staff members are also supporting hospice through sport—by participating in the National Hospice Foundation’s Run to Remember Program. For Ellen Green, who will be running her first full marathon at age 61, it’s about raising money for Hosparus’ FHSSA partner, Shepherd’s Hospice in Sierra Leone. Shepherd’s Hospice is breaking new ground for a 10-bed clinic in February, so Green wants to raise $15,000 to furnish the clinic with medical equipment. “With that $15,000 investment, Hosparus can work with the nonprofit, Supplies Overseas, to ship nearly $200,000 worth of equipment to them,” she says. For Carla Watai, it’s about running in memory of her mother who received care from Hospice of Kona. As she shares on her donation page, the hospice “became our family at the hardest time of life and never left us alone to struggle…. I will forever strive to support them….” 26 NewsLine New Tools Make It Easier There are two ways for you, as a hospice provider, to take advantage of Run to Remember: 1. Use all of your communication channels to alert your constituents that, through Run to Remember, they can run (or walk) any race of their choice and fundraise for hospice. This is a great way to reach individual runners. 2. Put together a team of runners to all do the same event together, while raising money for hospice (either through a team fundraising page, or individual fundraising pages). This is a great way to create public awareness about hospice and build camaraderie. NHF has created resources to assist you along the way, including press releases, newsletter articles, language for Facebook posts and more. Plus, there’s a handy tool to help you identify local races. Visit the site now. To learn more about raising funds for your organization’s FHSSA partner—see the FHSSA website. For-profit hospices, there are ways you can benefit too—learn more!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - April 2013

New Research Validates That Hospice Saves Medicare Big Dollars
A Message From Don
NHPCO HAN’s Advocacy Strategy for the Hill
Simione Consulting (display ad)
Hospice Education Network (display ad)
Fraud and Abuse
Make an Impact: African PC Nursing Scholarship Fund (display ad)
Honoring Our Four-Legged Volunteers
Creating a Volunteer-Inclusive Culture
Do Your Colleagues Know They’re NHPCO Members Too?
New—Lighthouse of Hope Fund
R2R: Helping Hospice Staff Raise Needed Funds
A Great Resource for Your Referral Partners
Revised State Hospice Profiles (display ad)
NHPCO’s HPC Professional Scholarship Program (display ad)
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip of the Month
Videos Worth Watching

NewsLine - April 2013