West Shore area hospice volunteers invited to attend appreciation event April 10

Dr. Terry A Gordon

Hospice volunteers serving the West Shore communities will be among those honored when Hospice of the Western Reserve hosts its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Hts., on Wednesday, April 10. Two seatings will be available: 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

The annual event will recognize and honor 2,000 dedicated volunteers throughout the Northern Ohio region who support the non-profit agency’s mission in a wide variety of roles. Admission is free for volunteers and one guest. Additional guests of volunteers and members of the general public may attend for $25 each. Advance registration is required.  Online registration is available at www.hospicewr.org/volunteerevent or by calling the agency’s RSVP line at 216-383-5280.

The guest speaker will be nationally acclaimed author of "No Storm Lasts Forever," Dr. Terry A. Gordon. In 2002, Dr. Gordon was named “National Physician of the Year” by the American Heart Association. Following the tragic death of 15-year-old Barberton High School athlete Josh Miller, Dr. Gordon initiated a fundraising drive which placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in every junior and senior high school. In his book, Dr. Gordon shares from his personal experiences how tragedies and our responses to them can be blessings in disguise. A book signing will follow the program.

Lisa Scotese Gallagher, director of volunteer services, said the event provides an opportunity to formally thank Hospice of the Western Reserve volunteers, who contributed more than 76,000 hours of service last year. “We have volunteers supporting 10 different sites, including the West Shore communities through our Westlake office, at Ames Family Hospice House on Crocker Road in Westlake, in Lakewood and the surrounding Cleveland neighborhoods and in Lorain County," she added. "This event brings together our volunteers from all over the Northern Ohio region so we can thank them for their enormous contributions."

Laurie Henrichsen

Media Relations & Events Coordinator

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