Keeping Up with Hospice of Knox County: Summer Events

Hospice of Knox County is a non-profit organization that is a branch from Hospice of North Central Ohio. They work with patients who are in need of end of life care as well as family members of the patient. They work to make sure the patient are as comfortable as possible while they are coming to the end of their life, offering care where ever the patient resides. They also work with the family members of patients, offering groups and other resources while they navigate the grieving process. They will keep in contact with families up until 13 months after the patients passing and if more time is needed will offer other resources. Their goal isn’t to heal the patient but to make them comfortable during this tough time in their life as well as giving the family a shoulder to lean on.

Since Hospice of Knox County is a non-profit, they rely on donations and fundraiser for funds to continue doing the incredible work they do. The first event they are hosting this summer is a golf outing on June 24. The outing will be held at Westbrook Country Club, registration will begin at 9 am with a continental breakfast offered and teams will tee off at 10 am. You can go online to register through the Hospice of Knox County website and create a team for $650 or $165 per person. There will be first, second, and third place prizes as well as a 50/50 raffle and putting contest. The second event the foundation will be hosting is Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a grief camp that is held June 17-18 for ages 6 to 11 and June 20-21 for ages 12-17 from 8:30 am till 7 pm. It is a $35 registration fees but scholarships are offered for those who can’t afford the price, to see if you apply the application will be on the hospice website. The camp is held at Pleasant Hills Outdoor Camp, this camp is meant for children who faced a death in the family and teach them how to cope with grief. At the end of the camp they will have a butterfly release for the kids to honor those they lost. That is the first of two butterfly releases they host, there will be a second on at Schnormeier Garden on August 17. To purchase a butterfly it is a $35 charge, then at the event the name of those who bought the butterfly will be read out along with the loved one whose being honored. This organization works hard to support those facing lose in Knox County so any donation wouldn’t be one wasted. For any questions call 1(800)-952-2007 and to learn more about donations and events you can visit their website at https://www.hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/locations/hospice-of-knox-county

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