SOURCE: Capital Caring

Capital Caring

July 12, 2016 08:00 ET

Local Hospice Provider Helps Young Girl Become a "Princess for a Day"

Saudi Royal Engages With Local Hospice Provider to Provide Afternoon of Excitement

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Capital Caring, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations in the country, recently worked with Princess Sora Saud, granddaughter of former Saudi King, King Abdullah, to provide a "princess for a day" experience for a young girl whose mother passed away under its care earlier this year. A private car picked up Hannah, her father, and her aunt at their Lanham, MD, home in early June and took them to Tyson's Galleria in Tyson's Corner, VA, where the family enjoyed lunch with Princess Sora and her husband, Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal. After lunch, Hannah and the princess relaxed while getting their nails done in a local salon and ended their day together with some shopping in Tyson's Galleria.

Hannah's experience was provided via Capital Caring's bereavement program, during which the organization provides grief counseling and support services to families coping with loss. "Capital Caring provides patients and their families with hope, courage, and connection. I am truly honored to support their charitable work," said Princess Sora. "Hannah is a remarkable young woman full of life and laughter. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with her."

"At Capital Caring, we pride ourselves on doing more for the families we serve and are committed to providing compassionate care to all those impacted when someone near and dear passes away," said Capital Caring President and CEO Malene Davis. "We are so thankful for Princess Sora's generosity of spirit and compassion for others. We appreciate all she did to provide Hannah and her family with memories they will carry for many years and to help Capital Caring continue providing the world-class service for which it is known to all those we serve."

About Capital Caring

Since 1977, Capital Caring has simply improved care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and advocacy. Since its inception, Capital Caring has provided hospice, palliative care and counseling to more than 84,000 patients and their families. Almost 800 employees and 1,000 volunteers have traveled more than 1.8 million miles to provide these services to nearly 1,200 patients each day. As one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit providers of hospice and palliative care, Capital Caring is proud to provide nearly $3 million in charitable care to families in need annually. To learn more about Capital Caring, visit www.capitalcaring.org.

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