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Beline Obeid

Hospice benefits from fundraiser

December 19, 2013
The St. John Providence Health System hospice programs benefitted from more than $89,000 in proceeds from the 11th Annual “Walk With Me Event,” held Oct. 18 at the Detroit Athletic Club, to assist patients and their families in a most vulnerable time of their lives.

When people first hear of hospice, they may not think of healing. But with the support of hospice, there can be healing of the heart at the end of life. Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a service of St. John Providence Hospice, focuses on the best quality of life for however long a patient may have to live.

For this year’s “Walk With Me Event,” Gloria Kotas of Grosse Pointe and Janice DiBattista of Grosse Pointe Woods were the co-chairwomen and honorary chairs were Mina Perkins of Detroit, and Jeffrey Laethem of Grosse Pointe Farms.

Hospice provides support through the Walk With Me program, a pediatric hospice and palliative care service which offers comfort care to children of all ages.

It also serves to alleviate the suffering of adults at their end of life by focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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