Save The Date 2018

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Hospice & Palliative Care Community Events 2018


Butterfly Release Celebrations
Wednesday, July 18th at Utica College at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 8th at Herkimer County Community College at 6:00 p.m.
The highlight of the Butterfly Releases will be the individual release and flight of hundreds of Monarch butterflies to honor someone for a special occasion; or memorialize loved ones by sponsoring a butterfly in their name. There will be live music, the reading of names and refreshments on the beautiful grounds of Utica College and Herkimer County Community College. Both locations are handicap accessible this year.


Summer Happy Hour
Monday, August 20th at Aqua Vino Restaurant, Utica
Enjoy complimentary Beer and Wine, Saranac Brewery Beer Tasting, Infused Iced Tea Bar, food stations, raffle and entertainment with co-workers, friends and family!


Light Up a Life
November 15th to December 31st
Join Hospice & Palliative Care during the holiday season by honoring or memorializing your loved ones with a suggested donation of $10. With your donation to “Light Up a Life”, we will place a personalized ornament on a holiday tree in the location of your choice in memory or honor of your loved ones.


Light Up A Life Cocktail Party
Friday, November 16th at Fort Schuyler Club, Utica
Delight in delectable hearty hors d’oeuvres, spirits, desserts and holiday music as we celebrate our most esteemed Light Up A Life fundraiser.


Hospice Telethon
Tuesday, November 27th from Noon to 8 p.m. on CBS Utica
The Hospice Telethon is held live at Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, 210 Clinton Rd., New Hartford and broadcast on WKTV NewsChannel 2 each November/December. The vignettes that air during the telethon tell the stories of our hospice patients and families and show the public firsthand what hospice is all about – quality, compassionate end-of-life care. Area businesses show their support of our mission by presenting checks and expressing their appreciation for the services we provide to the community. Many special events are conducted throughout the year and are recognized during the Telethon.

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