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2010-10-20 08:00:00

National Hospice Foundation's Athletic Fundraising Program Marks Growth ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 participants running or walking in support of the Hospice of Washington County hit the roads of Maryland in the Hagerstown 5K last Saturday, October 16. This was the largest team yet assembled for the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember® athletic fundraising program. In recent months, teams of runners and walkers have laced...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

Awards Sponsored by National Hospice Foundation and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are more than 550,000 trained, hospice volunteers contributing more than 25 million hours annually to hospice organizations across the country. Three of those volunteers were honored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation for their extraordinary efforts to serve. The...

2010-04-28 10:58:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the National Hospice Foundation's sixth annual gala, The Founders Ball, held on April 23, NHF awarded the late Senator Edward Kennedy with the NHF Healthcare Architect Award. It was presented by Gretchen Brown, NHF trustee and chair of NHPCO and received on behalf of the Kennedy family by Tom Koutsoumpas, a Kennedy family friend and NHF trustee. Kennedy was an early advocate for hospice, joining founding NHF chair Zachary Morfogen...

2010-04-12 08:33:00

New Event will Toast Lead Donors ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with NHF's sixth annual gala, The Founders Ball, the National Hospice Foundation will host a special recognition event on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The evening will honor leading NHF donors and launch The Legacy Society. Presented by Odyssey Healthcare, Gratitude for Giving will salute members of NHF's 2009 President's Society, 2009 FHSSA...

2010-03-31 10:26:00

Annual Gala will Salute Hospice Founders ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice Foundation will hold its sixth annual gala on Friday, April 23, 2010, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Recognizing that the ideal way to grow the future is to sow seeds of the past, The Founders Ball will salute the rich history of hospice and palliative care through the people who made it possible. Morton Kondracke, Executive Editor of Roll Call, will serve as...

2010-03-22 08:22:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bourbon Chase -- one of the most popular overnight relay races in the country -- has named the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember® as one of its three official charity programs. The other two are the American Lung Association and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Bourbon Chase is a 200-mile relay on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. The inaugural race was last year. Due the success of it, this year's...

2009-12-09 12:12:00

Awards Sponsored by National Hospice Foundation and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a special awards presentation and plenary session during National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 6th National Conference on Volunteerism and Family Caregiving, awards were presented to four individuals and one volunteer program that have made significant contributions to hospice programs in the areas of care...

2009-10-05 10:05:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lacing up his own shoes for a unique running experience, Stuart Lazarus, 60, the founder and national director of the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember program, will be hitting the ground running on October 9-10, 2009. He will participate in the inaugural Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. Lazarus, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, and his 10 teammates will take turns running five to eight mile...

2009-03-24 08:28:00

Annual Awards will Honor Significant Achievement ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice Foundation will hold its fifth annual gala - Bricks and Diamonds - on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The event applauds those who have advanced hospice and palliative care in an extraordinary way and helped society better understand the journey at life's end. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and The...

2009-02-19 13:30:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice Foundation announces the appointment of Brickson Diamond, of Los Angeles, as Chair of the Board of Trustees. As Board Chair, Diamond will lead the Foundation's dedicated board in its philanthropic efforts to advance quality, compassionate end-of-life care for all. Diamond is a Senior Vice President of Capital Guardian Trust Company's Personal Investment Management Division and a Vice President of Capital Guardian Trust...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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