Blog Archives

Check and Balance: Supporting Walk for Hospice Behind the Scenes

Each year at the Walk for Hospice you’ll see volunteers helping with everything from accepting pledge forms to restocking food and beverages. There’s an important group of volunteers you won’t see, however, because they operate out of an undisclosed location

Team Murphy: Good Hospice Care Extends Good Life

It’s been a little over a year since Marilyn Favreau’s mother, Kathleen Murphy, died from complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Despite the significance of that loss, Marilyn finds solace in knowing that her mother’s wishes were honored and that

Taking a Walk That Matters for High School Classmate

When we were seniors at Swampscott High School in 1985, my friends Debbie Sentner, Kristin Kennedy, and I were practically inseparable. We loved hanging out – usually at Debbie’s house, laughing at her jokes and eating whatever food her mom

Supporting My Community Through the Walk for Hospice

I’ve always strongly believed in giving back to my community, so when a friend of mine asked me in 1997 if I would donate a few hours of my time as master of ceremonies at the Walk for Hospice in

‘Volunteer Vikings’ Go the Extra Mile at Walk for Hospice

As volunteer coordinator at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House, I meet a lot of people who want to give back to our organization because they are grateful for the compassionate care their loved ones received at end of life.

‘Dad’s Dream Team’ Lives on at Walk for Hospice

Our dad, Tom DeVeau, became very sick over Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2016. At 81 years old, he had been functioning fine with the help of oxygen for his COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), but his symptoms suddenly got much

Why I’ll Always be Grateful for Hospice

When I was 25, I was living at home with my father in Gloucester, MA. My two older brothers had left the house, and my mom was living in Maine. I had begun my career as an artist, but couldn’t

Honoring My Wife’s Memory While Supporting Hospice Patients, Families

Six years ago, I lost the love of my life. My wife, Lorraine, and I were married 48 years, and when she died, I was like a ship without its rudder.   After a 20-year battle with breast cancer, Lorraine

Team Cindy and Traditions at Walk for Hospice

My family and I became associated with Care Dimensions in 2006, when my wife, Cynthia Spearing Billingham, was admitted to the Kaplan Family Hospice House for end-of-life care. She had been battling MS (multiple sclerosis) for many years. She received great

Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Team CCC’ Walks to Give Back

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) of Danvers, MA, has been participating in Care Dimensions’ Walk for Hospice for many years, and this year will be no exception. We will walk together in our orange shirts not only to show support for

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