Locals dared to become a Hospice Hero

2018-09-26 06:02

ST Francis Hospice has once again dared residents to become a Hospice Hero on October 12 in honour of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which takes place the following day.

This year’s theme, “Because I Matter”, centres on the lived experience of people affected by serious illness, looking at what matters most, including the often-overlooked financial impact of palliative care needs on individuals and households.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day aims to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of people living with a life limiting illness and their families and raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.

St Francis Hospice, which provides palliative home-based care to over 200 patients with life limiting illnesses and their families at no cost to them, has invited the public and businesses to purchase a Hospice Hero sticker and dress up as their favourite superhero on Friday, October 12.

More than 20 businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay participated last year, setting a new record for the Largest Superhero Business Meeting on Recordsetter.com.

Hospice Hero stickers at R10 each are available at hospice charity shops and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

For more info contact Lynn on 041 360 7070 or lynn@stfrancishospice.za.org.

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