ED Speaks to Prince George Breakfast Club

Posted: September 20, 2018

Prince George Hospice Executive Director Donna Flood took her messages this morning to members of the Prince George Breakfast Club at their regular weekly meeting. The Breakfast Club is a group of community and business leaders, some retired and others in training to retire.

Donna's visit to the Breakfast Club is part of a new program of "enhanced communication" at Hospice with the principle objective to increase public awareness about the Prince George Hospice Society by sharing more information with more people in the community.

Donna began with an overview and history of Hospice and then focused on a few specific programs including Coffee for the Caregiver, Rainbows (a unique program for supporting children who have experienced a death in their family) and Caregiver Support.

Donna mentioned that of the $2.2M annual Prince George Hospice Society budget, $1.3M is generated through donations from the community, fundraising and special events. She reminded the audience that Prince George is only one of four communities in BC that has a Hospice House and how that enhances the quality of life in the community and region. She mentioned how important special events such as the Bucket List Gala (Sept. 22), the Hospice Dream Home Lottery (Oct. 26) and Boogie with the Stars (Dec. 31) are to raising funds and reminding people about the importance of Hospice.

Donna encouraged everyone to drop by the Hospice Resale Shop in College Heights as it is a key part of generating the funds required to allow Hospice to serve the community. She wrapped up her presentation by giving a shout-out of thanks to the 250 volunteers who also make the Prince George Hospice Society the special community organization it is.