Our 25th anniversary presented the perfect opportunity to honor our talented and dedicated staff and volunteers, whom I am lucky to work alongside every day, as well as our patients and their families.
Westchester County, NY (PRWEB)
October 11, 2017
Hospice of Westchester (HOW) recently hosted its 16th annual “In Celebration” Gala Cocktail Reception, featuring special guest speaker Stone Phillips. In recognition of the organization’s 25th anniversary, the evening honored HOW’s exceptional and compassionate staff and volunteers, as well as the organization’s patients and their families. The event, which took place on September 28 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, also celebrated the life of Anna L. Shereff, founder of the organization’s Anna & Louis H. Shereff Caregiver and Complementary Care Programs.
During the event, Phillips, an Emmy Award-winning News Anchor and Correspondent, spoke about his personal connection to hospice care. Both of his parents were on hospice programs during the final months of their lives.
“Hospice is wise and wonderful, and hospice professionals and volunteers are angels,” said Phillips. “Thank you to all of you for doing this work – for your wisdom, your compassion and for your service. You are amazing.”
Proceeds from the event have been earmarked for The Anna & Louis H. Shereff Caregiver and Complementary Care Programs. The latter provides alternative therapies such as music therapy, art therapy, reflexology and massage therapy, to those receiving hospice care. These therapies can help to alleviate pain, stress and anxiety, and…