February 3, 2020
Hospice Lights of Life Program Reaches $1 Million Fundraising Milestone
CONCORD, N.H. – Concord Regional VNA, the largest home health and hospice provider in New Hampshire, reached a significant fundraising milestone through its annual Hospice Lights of Life program, which offers an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones and friends, and to illuminate the vital role of hospice care in New Hampshire. The 2019 Hospice Lights of Life campaign, which ran late fall into early winter, raised more than $65,000, bringing the fundraising total to more than $1 million since the program was launched 24 years ago. Concord Regional VNA provides hospice services to more than 900 patients each year throughout the 44 communities it serves.
“Our hospice team provides high quality care and guidance for patients and families during what is an extremely difficult and emotionally exhausting time in their lives,” said Beth Slepian, President and CEO, Concord Regional VNA. “We extend our gratitude to the businesses and individuals who have contributed to our Hospice Lights of Life campaign over the years, and help our team provide patients and their families with compassionate care and support in the end-of-life journey.”
Each fall, Concord Regional VNA invites the New Hampshire community to honor anyone they choose by adding names to the Lights of Life Honor Roll – those included do not need to have been part of Concord Regional VNA’s hospice program. In December, the windows of businesses throughout Concord and surrounding communities are illuminated by Hospice Lights of Life candles to honor the lives of those who have passed. Donations, though welcomed, are not required for submitting names to the Honor Roll or for displaying a Lights of Life candle. For the 2019 Hospice Lights of Life program, approximately 2,400 names were submitted to the Honor Roll and more than 1,440 Lights of Life candles were displayed in 160 businesses throughout the greater Concord area in December.
Concord Regional VNA, which recently celebrated its 120th Anniversary, began providing hospice services to patients in homes, hospitals and nursing homes in 1981. In 1994, the agency opened New Hampshire’s first Hospice House to provide patients who are terminally ill and their loved ones a comfortable place to call home with skilled, 24-hour care.
Concord Regional VNA has been caring for people in their homes and leading the way in population health since 1899. Concord Regional VNA’s more than 400 highly skilled clinicians and staff members provide unmatched care across the entire life span – from birth to end-of-life. The agency provides a broad array of services, including home care, hospice care, palliative care, pediatric and maternal child health, and personal home services, as well as community clinics and wellness programs, to more than 6,500 New Hampshire residents of all ages each year.
For more information about hospice care services offered by Concord Regional VNA, please visit www.crvna.org/services/hospice.