Hospice Toronto

Hospice Toronto
There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

November 05, 2009 08:30 ET

Hospice Toronto Presents Its Annual Fundraiser "There's No Place Like Home"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) -

What: Annual fundraising event in support of Hospice Toronto hosted in
Canada's National Ballet School. The evening will feature gourmet
delicacies of a la Carte Kitchen, special presentations and a
silent auction. Entertainment by jazz quartet, the Gene Pool Boys,
with a musical interlude by piano soloist, Andrew Burashko.
To order tickets, please go to www.hospicetoronto.ca or call
When: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: National Ballet School at 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto
Why: To support Hospice Toronto's high impact programs and services in
providing home hospice palliative care and support to people
living with life-threatening illnesses, and their loved ones, free
of charge.

Interview opportunities are available with Dr. Michele Chaban, social worker, family therapist, long-time advocate for families in Hospice and Palliative Care, and Hospice Toronto Board member. Dr. Chaban is Co-founder of Habitat Healing (community-based, fee for service, counselling), Co-Director of the Clinical Mindfulness Program at University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work, Director of Contemplative End of Life Care Program at the Institute for Traditional Medicines, and consultant to the Dreams Fulfilled Relief Organization.

About Hospice Toronto

In 1988 at the Church of Holy Trinity in Toronto, a small and passionate group of people came together to care for Margaret Fraser, a friend and member of their community, by supporting her wish to die peacefully at home. These exemplary efforts were documented by June Callwood in her book, Twelve Weeks in Spring.

Founded as a grass roots community initiative, Margaret's story is both the inspiration and seed of Hospice Toronto, as members of this initial Care Team went on to form Trinity Home Hospice: Toronto's first not for profit, volunteer-based, in-home hospice palliative care program. In 2004, Trinity Home Hospice was renamed Hospice Toronto, and marked its 20th Anniversary in 2008.

Since 1988, Hospice Toronto's professional staff and volunteers have provided continuity of compassionate care and support to 4,697 individuals, directly impacting the lives of over 23,485 family members and friends.

Hospice Toronto is a recognized leader in providing community-based, continuity of home hospice palliative care and support to those living with a life-threatening illness, and their caregivers and loved ones throughout Toronto's diverse communities, free of charge.

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