Las Vegas – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is gearing up for its 15th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 to benefit the hospice’s Pediatric Program and Families in Need Program. Community members and supporters are invited to sample popular wines and delectable cuisine while enjoying music, a silent auction and live auction. The event is being held in the showroom at Gaudin Motor Co., 7200 W. Sahara Ave., in Las Vegas.
“This marks the 15th year for this fundraiser, and the support we receive from the community is greatly appreciated and helps hundreds of hospice patients and their loved ones,” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “Our Center for Compassionate Care’s Pediatric Hospice Program is a critical program at Nathan Adelson Hospice, and funds raised are used to ensure that we can continue to provide comprehensive pediatric care and support to families in Southern Nevada.”
Event attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $75 per person. They can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or online at www.nahwine.auction-bid.org.
The Pediatric Program is designed for the special needs of children with life-threatening conditions and their families. Among services provided are: 24-hour, on-call availability of a hospice medical professional; care in the home; pain and symptom management; medications, equipment and supplies; support to caregivers; inpatient pediatric care; bereavement counseling; spiritual care; and psycho-social support services. The Families in Need Program provides basic necessities to Nathan Adelson Hospice patients and families, ranging from groceries to assisting with the payment of bills.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.
The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.