Hospice says ‘Be an Angel’ campaign had great results
I would like to bring to your attention an extraordinary effort by our Lower Shore community. In a year like no other, donors came out in full force to support our annual Coastal Hospice “Be An Angel” campaign, contributing a record-breaking $176,389.
As no one is ever turned away because of financial need, this is a crucial fundraising effort. Proceeds offset patient costs that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and will support our Bereavement Program which is free to anyone in the community.
Nearly 1,360 individuals and families donated in support of the drive, almost every one of them in honor of or remembrance of a special person. Eight Angel Trees throughout the region displayed donors’ angel ornaments, showcasing the names of those loved ones.
There is no way to thank everyone by name here, although a full list will appear in our next newsletter. We would be remiss, however, if we did not acknowledge the commitment of our long-time media sponsor 47ABC. They host a tree and read many of the names written on the ornaments during the morning news each day, all month before Christmas.
We also thank the following organizations for hosting trees: The Atlantic Hotel, Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop, Crisfield Elks Lodge #1044, Crisfield American Legion Post #16, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hurlock Town Hall and The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina.
And most importantly, thank you to every Angel who supported the campaign. Rest assured, you have made a difference in someone’s life.
— Alane Capen is president of Coastal Hospice. To learn more about Coastal Hospice or its Bereavement Program, or to receive the newsletter each quarter, visit coastalhospice.org.