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Hospice Of The Valley E-News, September 2011


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The following comes to us from Susan Levine, Executive Director of Hospice of the Valley:

Serving people of all ages and cultures, Hospice of the Valley connects with our community in ways that benefit many. This month, read about our teen volunteer program that introduces young people to a profession of compassion and caring. We're also proud of our Hispanic hospice program, exemplified by our award-winning staff. Mark your calendar for more upcoming events!

Paper shredding fundraiser Sept. 24

Got some paperwork to dispose of securely? Our next paper shredding fundraiser will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 at four locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. It's a perfect opportunity to clear out old paperwork while protecting your identity and helping our environment. For every box or bag recycled at a cost of $5, $3 will go to Hospice of the Valley to provide care for those in need. For more information, see flyer.

Save the date: Off the Vine Vintage Wine Auction Oct. 21

Wine lovers, don't miss Hospice of the Valley's 12th Annual Off the Vine Vintage Wine Auction. The event begins with a silent auction accompanied by tantalizing wine and food pairings created by award-winning chef Lee Hilson. The evening culminates with a live auction of rare and reserve wines, as well as private culinary and vineyard experiences. The fundraiser, benefiting patients and families of Hospice of the Valley, is $150 per person. For more information and to register, click here.

Teen volunteer programs provide invaluable experience

When Peoria teen and future nursing student Robin Cronbaugh was looking for volunteer work, she found a perfect fit in HOV's Teens in Nursing program. Cronbaugh, 18, gained invaluable experience shadowing a certified nursing assistant and observing staff members' compassionate interaction with patients and family members. Click here to read more about Cronbaugh and HOV's teen volunteer program.

Anabell Castro Thompson wins leadership award

Anabell Castro Thompson, nurse practitioner and Hispanic community liaison for Hospice of the Valley, will be presented the Latino Excellence in Health & Sciences award as part of Valle del Sol's 2011 "Profiles of Success" Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration on Sept. 9 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Read more here.

Thank you for supporting Hospice of the Valley and sharing the news about our programs and events with your family and friends.

Susan Levine

Executive Director

Hospice of the Valley

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