Hospice of the North Coast to Host Friends and Founders Event on November 17th
10/29/2013

Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) will host “A Vision Realized” Friends and Founders appreciation brunch on Sunday, November 17

Online PR News – 29-October-2013 – San Diego, CA – Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) will host “A Vision Realized” Friends and Founders appreciation brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive in Carlsbad beginning at 12:00 pm. Mistress of Ceremonies, Dawn Hall Cunneen, Partner with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch, LLP, will present awards and recognize honorees who have been instrumental in supporting the outreach efforts of HNC, a non-profit organization that provides end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and bereavement support to their families.

The event will include an opportunity drawing for a $1000 Visa gift card sponsored by Dale and Linda Condy of Gems of La Costa (tickets are $10 each, three for $25 or ten for $50) and entertainment will be provided by internationally acclaimed recording artist and HNC Communications Manager, Yvette Williams, along with Godfrey The Magician. Additional sponsors as of this writing include: AKT, LLP; Bobbie Hoder; City National Bank; Hospice of the North Coast staff; Inland Valley Humane Society/S.P.C.A.; Torrey Pines Bank; Andy Maffia and Hospice of the North Coast Board of Directors. Seating is limited and deadline to purchase $75 tickets to attend the event is November 8, 2013, and may be secured by visiting www.hospicenorthcoast.org or calling (760) 431-4100. Table of ten reservations are also available for a donation of $1000.

According to HNC Executive Director Nerice Kaufman, “We’re looking forward to presenting awards to our significant visionaries and donors during this event who have made a significant impact on our organization. William Gumpert will be bestowed with the Loretta Ames Award, Connie McIntire will receive the Founders Award and Knox and June Williams will be the recipients of the Heart of Hospice Award. Their contributions will allow HNC to continue our mission of maintaining dignity, comfort and best possible quality of life for those we serve, regardless of the recipient’s ability to pay. For this we are truly grateful and we welcome the opportunity to recognize them in a meaningful way.”

HNC recently opened a 4500 square-foot Pacifica House facility in Carlsbad to offer patients an environment that’s a home-like alternative to staying in the hospital, and where they can safely and comfortably receive around the clock hospice palliative care. It’s the first freestanding hospice facility of its kind in North County with a registered nurse on site 24/7 and six private patient suites. Bonnie Bell, HNC Manager of Access and Customer Support explains, “Our services help patients and families focus on what’s most important – enjoying life together and living as fully as possible. Our hospice team provides expert medical care as well as emotional and spiritual support for the entire family, and our Pathways program provides education and support for those not quite ready for hospice. We also engage in an extensive active military and Veteran outreach effort through the Hope Bereavement Center program that serves the unique set of circumstances and needs of U.S. military personnel. We’re available to help our veterans and their families navigate healthcare choices with dignity and peace of mind.”

Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 and provides a wide array of services to facilitate the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. HNC hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year and operates a resale shop as well as a family support camp. To learn more, visit www.hospicenorthcoast.org or call (760) 431-4100.