November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and for the second straight year, The Denver Hospice is recognizing military veterans, families and caregivers with its CareGiving campaign. Caregiving 2017 will focus on raising awareness and funding to support individuals and families facing advanced illness and end-of-life decisions, and to honor the caregivers and volunteers who are with them throughout their journey.
The Caregiving 2017 campaign will run through November and culminate on Dec. 5 on Colorado Gives Day. CareGiving 2017 aims to raise awareness and critical funding for the services and resources it provides families and patients throughout the nine-county Denver metro area, through digital and social media storytelling, tips about how to approach difficult conversations with your loved ones, and information about services including grief counseling, palliative care and specialized services for military veterans.
Approximately one-third of the patients that The Denver Hospice serves are military veterans, many of whom have unique experiences and specialized needs as they consider their palliative and hospice care options. Look for a very special veteran-related announcement the week of Veteran’s Day, which is Nov. 11.
While the Denver Hospice’s CareGiving 2017 campaign culminates on Colorado Gives Day, those gifts can be scheduled starting today at Colorado Gives. For every Colorado Gives Day gift to The Denver Hospice, we will receive a portion of the $1 million Colorado Gives Day incentive fund, so your gift will go even further to helping if you participate in this annual campaign.
“National Hospice and Palliative Care Month provides an important platform from which to discuss subjects that are difficult but essential for everyone to consider,” said Melinda Egging, current president at The Denver Hospice. “CareGiving 2017 allows us to celebrate stories of love, dignity and support while sharing critical information about options and resources made possible by The Denver Hospice – regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.”
The Denver Hospice was named Best Non-Profit in ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards for 2016 and is the only hospice in Denver to achieve Level IV designation—the highest-level accreditation in We Honor Veterans, a joint program of the Veterans Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
To schedule a year-end charitable contribution to The Denver Hospice for Colorado Gives Day, visit the Colorado Gives Day website. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #CareGiving2017 and #HospiceMonth.