LAS VEGAS – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is gearing up for its 18th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza, being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. This popular annual fundraiser benefits the hospice’s Pediatric Program and Families in Need Program. Community members and supporters are invited to sample a variety of delectable wines and cuisine from some of Southern Nevada’s most notable restaurants while enjoying music and a silent auction. The event is being held in the spacious showroom of Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St., in Las Vegas.
Event attendees must be 21 years of age or older. VIP tickets are $150 per person, which includes the VIP Reserve Experience pre-reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The VIP reception will feature wines from Johnson Brothers of Nevada and a variety of cheeses from Murray’s Cheese. General admission tickets to the event are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or online at https://nahwt17.auction-bid.org/microsite/.
"We are grateful for the continued generous support of the community and we appreciate Gaudin Porsche’s longstanding commitment to hosting this fantastic event,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “As the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, every dollar raised goes back to patient care and support for our families."
The Pediatric Hospice Program is designed to meet the special needs of children with life-threatening conditions, as well as their families. The program provides symptom management and emotional support. The Pediatric Team is committed to the quality of life and minimizing fear and uncertainty. 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 immediate resources for necessities such as food, clothing or paying a utility bill. In many cases, hospice patients do not have time to wait for assistance; for them, every minute counts. The Families in Need Program allows dollars to be disbursed swiftly for urgent patient needs. The program reflects a commitment to adding more life to our patients’ days.
ABOUT NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for almost 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care 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 for a comprehensive end of life care. 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.