The Hood to Coast event is a 12-person relay beginning on August 24, 2018 that spans 200 miles starting at Oregon's Mt. Hood and ending on the beach in Seaside, Oregon. Help us achieve victory!
For over 20 years, the “Running for Shelter” team has participated in Hood to Coast and has raised more than $800,000. This year, we will be supporting National Church Residences Hospice Program. Funds raised will aid in the creation of two in-patient rooms at two of National Church Residences’ communities in Chillicothe and Columbus, Ohio as well as the expansion of the Memorable Moments programming.
At National Church Residences, Hospice is not a place, it is a system of specialized care designed for someone who has a terminal illness and is in the final stage of their life. This is a time when patients and their loved ones can feel overwhelmed, not only by the many important decisions that need to be made, but also by coordinating and providing daily care.
The new in-patient rooms are designed to create a home-like setting for those Hospice patients who need to leave their homes due to requiring a higher level of care. These rooms will include comforts like a small refrigerator, TV with a DVD/VHS player, and a private half bath. Visiting hours are unlimited and family members can stay overnight.
National Church Residences Memorable Moments program was created to fulfill a patient’s wish that exceeds the financial wherewithal of Hospice’s normal fundraising activities. Wishes fulfilled can be as simple as a family dinner at a favorite restaurant, or underwriting a visit by a distant family member.
Through our efforts with the Hood to Coast relay, we have the opportunity to make a profound impact on those at the end of their life. Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button, support a friend or family member’s team page or create a page of your own. The more people that know about the great work being done within National Church Residences, the greater their impact– so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it makes a difference!
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