Heartland Hospice’s capital campaign to raise $1 million for expanded hospice care in Moose Jaw received a big boost recently after Medavie Foundation donated $25,000.
“Helping to provide compassionate end-of-life care is an extension of Medavie’s culture of caring for our communities. The Medavie Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to help comfort our neighbours in Moose Jaw with the supportive care they receive at Heartland Hospice,” said Andrea Elliott, director of social responsibility with the Medavie Foundation.
The donation designates Medavie Foundation as an Investor-level donor, which means Heartland Hospice will hang its business name in stained glass as a sponsor of the family room in the hospice wing.
As a thank you and in recognition of the donation, Angela Sereda, chair of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw, presented Matthew Crossman, vice-president of operations with Medavie Health Services, with a giclee watercolour reproduction of Yvette Moore’s “Petals of Hope.”
Representatives from Medavie will be attending Heartland Hospice’s Spurs and Stilettos Cabaret Fundraiser on Friday, April 12. This fun western dinner and dance fundraiser will feature Saskatchewan country legends The Johner Brothers at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
Presale tickets are discounted from now until Wednesday, Feb. 14 and are available for purchase from SaskTix.ca or at the Events Centre box office. Tickets are $90 per person or $700 per table during the presale and $100 per person or $750 per table after Valentine’s Day.
Heartland Hospice works collaboratively with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Ministry of Health on initiatives to support the delivery of patient- and family-centred care within palliative hospice care.
Hospice project update
“We are extremely pleased to announce that (the) tender on the hospice wing project has been awarded to long-standing Moose Jaw construction company C & S Builders,” the non-profit said.
C & S will renovate a portion of Pioneer Lodge to turn it into a hospice wing complete with three hospice rooms, a family room, a sacred space and a private entry. Construction will start within the next couple of months with the goal of being complete this fall.
Heartland Hospice said it is grateful to all the individuals and businesses who have supported its efforts to date. If residents want more information, to donate, or to request a donor information package, they should visit www.heartlandhospicemj.ca or contact Sara Bryan, vice-chair of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw Inc., at