A beautiful evening for a great cause | PostIndependent.com

A beautiful evening for a great cause

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson

A full moon will add another delightful dimension to the Mountains and Moonlight fundraiser for Roaring Fork Hospice from 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 12 in the Glenwood Caverns banquet room. Imagine an intoxicatingly romantic moonlit night at the top of the world.Tickets are $25 and will get you a tram ride, an Italian buffet dinner, and live music by The Last Minute String Band. Plus the opportunity to bid on 140 fabulous silent auction items, compliments of businesses and individuals from Aspen to Parachute.

“We are proud to host this event at the top of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park,” said Sean Jeung, RFH coordinator of volunteer services and community development. “I am so excited. I eat it, drink it, sleep it, dream it, live it.” A ticket table at the bottom of the tram will be open at 5 p.m. for prepaid tickets. At this time, you’ll be offered ice water and a card listing all the donors for the silent auction. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone at 384-7531, or mail a check to Roaring Fork Hospice at P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs 81602.

The event’s proceeds will help Roaring Fork Hospice continue to do its work to alleviate the physical, spiritual and emotional pain of those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Hospice is committed to assisting patients to live in familiar surroundings if desired. The nurses are specially trained in pain management and make every effort to find just the right balance of drugs to help the patient be pain free, but also awake and dignified.The hospice bereavement staff is available to help the family and the patient navigate the end-of-life journey and then follow the surviving family members for a year after death.

Roaring Fork Hospice’s survival depends on the communities’ understanding of what it does and how critical the services offered are. It is with the support of these families and individuals in partnership with its major donors that RFH is able to continue its work.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “Nonprofit Spotlight,” appears every other Wednesday. She is the media coordinator for the Garfield County Human Services Commission and can be reached at 945-8515, ext. 513, or by e-mail at kvasilakis@postindependent.com.

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