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Letter: Thanks from Hospice

Thanks from Hospice

The volunteers, board and staff of HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley wish to thank sincerely all the local businesses and individuals who donated funds, facilities, food and drink to our recent "Trees of Hospice" event. Our gathering at the Viceroy in Snowmass Village on Dec. 2 was a tremendously meaningful evening of remembrance, camaraderie and hope.

We are especially grateful to John Quigley and all of the staff who work at the Viceroy for providing us with an inviting and intimate space for attendees to share memories of loved ones and of hospice. We also wish to thank those who participated in this year's event, including Patti Smith, Paula Johnson, Leah Moriarty, Robin Strecker, Laura Adams, Sean Jeung, Mary Lou Farrell and Rhonda Coxon as well as our tireless volunteers who organized and staged this wonderful evening.

Hospice of the Valley is the only provider of end-of-life care in this region. From Aspen to Vail to Parachute, and all points in between, our nurses, aides, therapists, chaplains, social workers and volunteers care for those who are dying as well as their families. We will never turn away a patient because of inability to pay, and events like "Trees of Hospice" help fund this commitment.

Finally, we want to give special thanks to the ladies who spent countless hours stitching hundreds and hundreds of beautiful heart ornaments by hand. These hearts are wonderful tokens of the enduring love we have for those who have died, and they are a symbol of hope for their families. Thank you.

Markey Butler

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Executive director, HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley

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