Shannon Winegarner: Thanks from Hospice

To the editor:

Thank you to the generous community members of Moffat and Routt counties for making the 2010 Hospice Daffodil fundraiser a huge success. This year, we sold 4,500 bunches through our annual volunteer-run event and raised more than $20,000 to provide Hospice care for terminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.

Hospice is a nonprofit program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, and the funding that is generated through this fundraiser is critical to our organization.

In 2009, we served 61 patients in Moffat and Routt counties, and we began providing Hospice services at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs.

We look forward to bringing color and cheer into your life and the lives of those you love with daffodils again in March 2011.

Shannon Winegarner, RN

Director of Hospice and Palliative Care

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

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