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2013-04-26 23:02:53

National Hospice Foundation 9th Annual Gala Honoring and Celebrating Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Patients and Caregivers. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 This evening, the National Hospice Foundation will host its 9th Annual Gala as part of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th Management and Leadership Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, MD. “Tonight´s celebration pays tribute to the...

2013-04-19 23:04:05

Emmy Award winning ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter and anchor, Greta Kreuz will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the National Hospice Foundation´s Gala on April 26, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 National Hospice Foundation will pay tribute to pediatric hospice patients at its ninth annual gala on April 25, 2013. NHF is honored to have local reporter and anchor, Greta Kreuz, serve as emcee. Kreuz began her career as a newspaper reporter and photographer and has gone on to become...

2013-04-18 08:32:32

Award to be presented at NHF Gala on April 26 in the Washington, DC area ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torrey DeVitto is one of the busiest actresses working today, who amidst her professional career finds time to raise awareness about hospice care as the first official Hospice Ambassador for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. DeVitto is not just a hospice advocate, for the past six years she has been a volunteer for Mission Hospice in...

2012-05-24 23:01:41

Ten years after its inception and seven years after it was officially adopted by the National Hospice Foundation, the Run to Remember athletic fundraising program has raised more than three quarters of a million dollars ($750,000), much of which has gone back into local community hospices. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 In 2002, the idea for Run to Remember was sparked by the passion of an Ohio man named Stuart Lazarus. He conceived of a program that would combine his love for running...

2011-12-23 07:30:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 2011 comes to a close, the National Hospice Foundation is pleased to announce that it has distributed $55,000 to 35 hospices around the country, thanks to the generosity and dedication of participants in its Run to Remember® program. Run to Remember is an athletic charity fundraising program that provides runners (and walkers) with the opportunity to memorialize a loved one while raising money for hospice. Run to Remember...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

National Hospice Foundation to Celebrate "Women of Hospice" ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contributing editor for Newsweek, political reporter, and author Eleanor Clift will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the National Hospice Foundation's gala on Friday, March 30, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) Clift, known in the hospice world for her most recent book, Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics...

2011-11-07 08:04:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At four national marathon events in October 2011, the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember athletic fundraising program saw 168 runners raise more than $130,000 in support of hospice care. October's events began with runners traversing the Bourbon Trail for the third running of the Bourbon Chase Relay (Oct. 7-8) covering 200 miles amidst the hills of Kentucky. Eight teams of 12 athletes each were running on behalf of National...

2011-06-23 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Zachary P. Morfogen, founding chair of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation, NHF is establishing the Zachary Morfogen Art of Caring Award. This award will acknowledge the individuals or organizations who have used the arts as a means to inspire and increase awareness of end-of-life care and whose central focus of their art is related to end-of-life issues. The award...

2011-03-29 08:29:00

Award Recognizes Efforts to Improve Care for Dying Veterans ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of their groundbreaking efforts to ensure that Veterans have access to high-quality hospice and palliative care, the Veterans Health Administration will receive the Global Vision Award from the National Hospice Foundation. The award will be presented on April 8, 2011 at the NHF gala. Dr. Robert A. Petzel, Under Secretary for Health within the Department of...

2011-02-07 09:34:00

NHF Will Present Garrett the Buchwald Spirit Award for His Foundation's Work Funding Programs for Seriously Ill Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three-time Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Brad Garrett will be the Master of Ceremonies for the National Hospice Foundation's gala on April 8, 2011. Garrett is perhaps best known for playing Ray Romano's brother, Robert, on the hit CBS television series, "Everybody Loves Raymond." During the evening, NHF...