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Benefits hospice patients
Friends of Hospice San Antonio was organized in 1991 by a small group of volunteers concerned with the availability of hospice services, helping to ensure no one is denied care due to their inability to pay. Nearly four million dollars has been raised for hospice patients.
Fundraising dollars come from membership dues, grants, memorials, and year-round events and activities. Donations obtained from fundraising events are used to support uninsured and underinsured patients.
Friends of Hospice partners with CHRISTUS VNA Hospice and Palliative Care San Antonio. Friends raises money for uninsured patients and for furnishings for the CHRISTUS Sister Mary Inpatient Hospice Center (see video under Education).
Special Activities: Fall Coffee, Poinsettia Ball, Angel Tree, Holiday Cards, Valentine Luncheon & Style Show, Birdies for Charity, Big Give, Spring Lecture & Luncheon, and Spring Party
Annual Spring Symposium for hospice professionals, caregivers, and interested community members. Speakers Bureau speaks to community groups about hospice-related topics.
A prayer book is available for hospice patients and family members, as well as other interested persons. Friends of Hospice provide refreshments for families attending the annual CHRISTUS VNA Hospice Memorial Service.