Colchester East Hants Hospice Society prepares to mark decade of Food From the Heart Program

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Truro, NS – Starting Thursday March 5th and running until Wednesday March 18th, the Colchester East Hants Hospice, in partnership with select Sobeys and Foodland stores, will be holding the Food from the Heart program. Participating Sobeys and Foodland stores throughout Colchester East Hants will be appealing to customers to make a $2 donation to the Hospice Food from the Heart Program. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Food From the Heart program.

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A key component of Hospice services, Food from the Heart has proven to be a crucial program. Over the past ten years families in need of assistance, as identified by the Palliative Care Program, have been provided grocery cards on a bi-weekly basis that can be used at Foodland or Sobeys. Serving an average of 10 families per month, Food from the Heart helps to relieve financial pressure experienced by families facing end of life.

The program, developed by the Hospice Society, the Palliative Care Program, and local Sobeys and Foodland stores, is unique to Colchester East-Hants and ensures 100% of all funds raised go directly to families in our communities.

An increased awareness of the program among patients, and palliative care nurses, has resulted in more people accessing Food from the Heart. With this success has come a greater need for program funding. We invite you to consider donating to this program by visiting your local Sobeys or Foodland store from March 5th-18th. Your donations directly impact families in Colchester East-Hants! Individuals can also donate by visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street, Truro.

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying.

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you?

"My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends in a very short period of time.

After giving myself time to heal and face the world in a different way, I realized that I would like to give back some of the knowledge I had learned from my life lessons with grief.

The opportunity arose to take a training course which hospice put on. This gave me the tools and understanding to help families in my community by sitting with their loved ones while they took a little well earned time for themselves.

Everyone will suffer loss in their lives but with the guidance of hospice many families will be able to face the loss of a loved one knowing that there is always someone there for them with just a smile, word of encouragement or hug to give them courage to face another day."
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Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.

Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!

Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like to SIGN UP, it's not too late!

Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!✨
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Visit the link in our bio for all of the details.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you? "My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends … https://t.co/vvw9DdA9BQ

Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.
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Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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#hospice #trurobuzz #bucketlist #didyouknow #dyk … https://t.co/kjtcvbaHfy

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!
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Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like t… https://t.co/U4DCVo8jIs

✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!✨
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Visit the link in our bio for all of the details.
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#hospice #5050 #trurobuzz #dontforget #cha… https://t.co/17f9PuqVKd

This week's number – 516 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $561.50. Thank you to all participants for your continued support. This was one of our biggest week to date and we are excited to see it grow!
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