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Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Please take the time to read our annual newsletter. The Winter 2014 edition is available here. In it you'll find inspiring stories about volunteers and staff and the generosity of the Cape Breton community as well as stories of past and upcoming events and initiatives.

Birthday benefits Hospice Society

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This year for her birthday, Danielle Power wanted to remember her grandfather in a meaningful way. Her birthday had always been extra special because it was the day her grandfather also celebrated his birthday. Sadly, Powers' grandfather passed away in the palliative care service. To remember him, she asked that her family and friends give her money instead of birthday gifts,which she in turn donated to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. In this photo Power is shown with her mom and grandmother, presenting a cheque to Dr. Anne Frances D'Intino. From left, Dr. D'Intino, palliative care physician, Danielle Power, her grandmother Brenda Power and mother Donna Power. 

RBC Donates to Hospice Palliative Care Society

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Royal Bank of Canada employees from the Charlotte St. Branch present a cheque for $1,000 to The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.  The funds are made available through RBC's Day of Service Grant Program.  (L to R)  Shannon Kerr with the Hospice Society accepting the cheque from RBC representatives Judy O’Connell, Bonnie MacNeil,  and Jeanette MacIntyre.  

Hospice Brochure

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If you would like to read more about how Cape Breton District Health Authority Palliative Care Service and Hospice  Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County are working together to ensure the growth of palliative care services meet the varied and wide-ranging needs of palliative care patients and families, take a moment to read our Hospice brochure .  

Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice

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The 1st Annual Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice 50’s and 60’s dance was held at Centre 200 on April 20, 2013.  This new event was a huge success; and, with a great deal of excitement, we have already started our planning for next year.

We would like to thank our presenting sponsors- Seaside Communications and Max FM 98.3, and our event sponsors- Steel Centre Credit Union, Remax Park Place Inc., Shannex Habourstone Enhanced Care, Shannex Parkland Cape Breton, and Shannex Celtic Court. We also want to extend a special thank you to our business community for donating prizes, all those who attended the event and our dedicated volunteers, all without whom this event would not have been possible.

Keep watch for next year’s Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice event. We hope you are able to join us as we are sure it will knock your bobby socks off once again.

We want to thank you for your continued and generous support.  Palliative Care patients and families in our community will truly benefit from over $10,000 raised.  

"2013 TOGETHER WE CARE" GOLF TOURNAMENT

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2012 Together We Care Golf Tournament

The 16th Annual “Together We Care” Golf Tournament will take place at the beautiful Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck on Friday, June 21, 2013.

The “Together We Care” Golf Tournament is a major fundraising event of the year and all proceeds go to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.  Over the past 15 years, through the generosity of our faithful supporters, this tournament has raised $492,831

The money is used to provide comfort and care for palliative care patients and their families both at home and in the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.  It also allows us to provide education and training to staff and volunteers. This is our 16th Annual Tournament and we are very excited because this year with your participation and support, we will surpass the half million dollar mark. 

To register a team, please contact us at (902) 567-8584 or e-mail Gary Forsey at gforsey@sccu.ca by May 28th, 2013.  

Thank you for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 21, 2013!