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Center for Hospice Care Receives Grant Support from Sails Up 4 Cancer

Center for Hospice Care announced receipt of a special $2,500 grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer to provide hospice and palliative care to cancer patients in Eastern Connecticut. 

 “We are honored and grateful that Sails Up 4 Cancer has recognized our commitment to provide our cancer patients and their families with quality care and services – in particular this support will enable us to serve patients who are uninsured, under-insured, and unable to pay,” said Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care.  “This grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer will also help to pay for complementary therapies we offer our patients, including therapeutic massage, Reiki, Reflexology, and Energy Work.  We care for our patients in whatever setting they call home – including personal residences, nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, and shelters.  Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field, and we work in interdisciplinary teams that coordinate care uniquely suited to the needs of each patient and family.”

Sails Up 4 Cancer is a charity organization dedicated to fundraising for cancer research, education, and prevention.  This is accomplished through the art and enjoyment of sailing.  SU4C is known for its annual summer regatta and annual art show Canvases for a Cause, though its fundraising efforts continue throughout the year.  SU4C also partners with many groups in Eastern Connecticut to raise awareness for its cause.  

“We are proud to support Center for Hospice Care in keeping with our mission to fund cancer care and research,” said Bob Davis who is Founder and CEO of Sails Up 4 Cancer.  “It was a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors because of the intimate relationship each member has had with Hospice and the loss of a loved one.  Sails Up has enormous respect for Hospice’s care, compassion, selflessness, and unshakable dedication to both families and patient needs to pass with grace and dignity.  It is most admirable and an indispensable need within our community.”

Center for Hospice Care is celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing outstanding hospice and palliative care in Eastern Connecticut.  As the region’s only community-based non-profit provider, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 11,000 patients.  It has also provided bereavement counseling services to thousands more family members.  The organization is committed to providing a complete circle of care that optimizes quality of life for its patients and families because “every moment matters.”

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Posted on January 22, 2015

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