Shannon Winegarner: Thanks for the support

To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every person who participated in our annual Daffodil Fundraiser for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice and Palliative Care program.

Thank you to the team of staff and volunteers who worked so hard to plan, organize, and carry out the event. To Susanne with Alpine Floral who year after year arranges to have our daffodils in place, drives to Denver to transport the flowers to Steamboat, offers her business to us for storage and wrapping, and is hugely instrumental in the sales.

To Barb Ross who graciously supplies us with her beautiful artwork for the posters and greeting cards every year. Finally, to everyone who stopped to buy daffodils or just make a donation to our organization, I cannot thank you enough.

We had another wildly successful year, selling all of our 4,500 daffodils. The money raised at this event helps provide end of life care for uninsured patients in their home or at the Rollingstone Respite House, grief support groups for children and adults, bereavement care, and community outreach.

These are all services provided by Hospice for which there is no pay source. The outpouring of support from our community every year is a true testament to the caliber of the individuals who make our valley such a wonderful place to live.

Thank you.

Shannon Winegarner

Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

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