Women for Hospice donates $100,000 to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation

Tavares, Fla. – The Women for Hospice of Lake and Sumter County continue their generous support of hospice services in the region with a recent donation of $100,000. The check was presented to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation (http://www.CornerstoneHospice.org) at the December 7th Women for Hospice luncheon. This is the third year in a row that Women for Hospice has provided this gift to Cornerstone Hospice.

“We are so grateful for the continued dedication of this organization made up of creative and determined women who support the patients, families and staff members of Cornerstone Hospice,” said Nick Buchholz, executive director of The Cornerstone Hospice Foundation. “Their commitment to hospice care doesn’t stop with fundraising. Many of the Women for Hospice members volunteer in the Cornerstone Hospice offices and hospice houses.”

Cornerstone Hospice has been providing compassionate care for people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families since 1984. In 2012, the agency served 4,913 people throughout its seven county territory in Central Florida. Of those, more than half or 2,947 were in Lake and Sumter counties.

Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and care may be provided in a patient’s home or in one of four freestanding hospice facilities in Lake and Sumter counties, in hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.  The money from Women for Hospice will be used in Lake County for patient services such as Cornerstone SALUTES!, children’s grief programs, Pet Peace of Mind and Charity Care. 

Women for Hospice has raised more than $2 million dollars in over 20 years for Cornerstone Hospice. They conduct fundraising activities throughout the year including monthly luncheons and the popular “Season of Trees” event in downtown Mount Dora. Additionally, the group manages The Hope Chest upscale antique and resale shop in Mount Dora with proceeds benefiting Cornerstone Hospice