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Make Every Moment Matter - Join Center for Hospice Care for WALK 2019

Tina Detelj 2019 WALK spokesperson

Norwich, CT (March 11, 2019) – On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Center for Hospice Care will host its annual WALK at Mohegan Park in Norwich, Connecticut. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m. with the two-mile walk kicking-off at 10:00 a.m.

Join us, rain or shine, for a fun-filled day featuring activities for all ages including a Kid Zone made possible by Norwich Free Academy’s Project Outreach, refreshments provided by Mohegan Sun, music and entertainment with Franco and 100.9 K-Hits FM, a popular Mother’s Day Plant sale and a prize drawing.

WALK 2019 will raise critical funds to support care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Funds also make it possible for Center for Hospice Care to provide bereavement counseling to anyone in Eastern Connecticut, free of charge, regardless of whether they have had someone on our program. Last year alone, over 1,500 families received this bereavement support.

We’re excited to announce this year’s WALK spokesperson, Tina Detelj. Tina has been the New London Reporter for News8 for more than fifteen years covering news in southeastern Connecticut and the eastern part of the state. “I really enjoy living and working here along the shoreline and becoming part of this community” says Detelj.

Tina is a graduate of the University of Connecticut who studied communications and journalism as well as reported news on WHUS Radio. Her first reporting job was for Metro News in Brockton, Massachusetts where Tina became the News Director/Anchor. Tina then went on to NBC affiliate WNNE-TV in White River Junction, Vermont where she anchored and produced the news, after that going to Portland, Maine to Anchor/Report for Fox 51. Tina reported for New England Cable News in Newton, Massachusetts before heading back to Connecticut to work for News8. “The best part was that I was closer to family including my mother who would later develop Alzheimer’s.  We were fortunate to always keep her at home where she was most comfortable and that kept her with us for more than a decade after her diagnosis” says Detelj.

“For a short time, she was on hospice which I believe gives great comfort to the patient as well as the family. Having the support of an organization like Center for Hospice Care gives families guidance and helps them to make sure their loved one has the best care possible. That help allows the time they spend together to be even more meaningful” says Detelj.

Tina and all of us at Center for Hospice Care hope to see you on May 11th for WALK 2019.

Anyone from the community can walk individually or build their own team of friends, family members, or co-workers. Walk in memory of a loved one or simply come out to support Center for Hospice Care and the over 1,000 patients, families and loved ones served each year. Register and start fundraising by visiting https://www.hospicesect.org/fundraise/walk-fundraising/. WALK 2019 is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds stay right here in Eastern Connecticut helping our neighbors, friends and loved ones. If you cannot join us on that day, you can still raise funds for the event or support a walker. For more information, contact us at events@hospicesect.org or call (860) 848-5699.

About Center for Hospice Care

For over 32 years, Center for Hospice Care has been 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 12,500 patients. It has also provided bereavement counseling services free of charge to thousands of family members and loved ones, even to those whose loved one was not on our program.  Center for Hospice Care is committed to providing a complete circle of care that optimizes quality of life for its patients and families.

Posted on March 11, 2019

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