Category Archives: Friends of Hospice

Fairways for Kids 2014

Our Friends of Hospice did it again with another amazing golf tournament which benefits Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s grief support programs for children and teens. The tournament also supports our first inaugural Camp Erin©.   Camp Erin is a free, weekend long grief support camp that is designed to help children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Through traditional, fun camp activities, grief support activities, and interactions with other children and adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief. Besides Fairways for Kids being a fantastic fundraiser, golfing event and dinner, the Friends of Hospice also put together one of the best silent and live auctions in town!  An extensive selection of restaurant gift certificates, culinary baskets and sports tickets were just a sampling of the wide variety of items for auction. We owe the Friends of Hospice a great

Reflections on Oktoberfest 2013

By: Adrienne Meier – Assistant Director of DevelopmentHospice of Santa Cruz County It’s a few days after Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s largest  fundraiser of the year, Oktoberfest, and our 30 year strong Friends of Hospice, are still working around the clock making sure that all auction items get to their new owners! The Friends of Hospice are a group of selfless women who volunteer and donate hours upon hours to raise necessary funds for Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s many community programs.  Their energy and dedication to fundraising events such as Oktoberfest is astoundingly profound and this year was no exception. Friends of Hospice working hard in the background for Oktoberfest Since I am a new employee of Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Oktoberfest 2013 was my first taste of this   well seasoned event! Great Oktoberfest food, drink and traditional live Oktoberfest music were just a small part

My Son, My Hero

A Miracle Story from Hospice of Santa Cruz County Community Table- In the last few months Hospice of Santa Cruz County has hosted four community table luncheons with the intent of deepening our connection with our community.  These luncheons let us learn more about the individuals who have been touched by Hospice of Santa Cruz County and allows us to find new ways to stay connected. Lenore Doler, a new member of our event fundraising group, the Friends of Hospice, brought her friend Kate Engelbrecht-Crow to one of the community table luncheons. Kate mentioned that one of her hobbies is creating memorial quilts for special loved ones in her life.  As a result of her passion, Hospice of Santa Cruz County connected Kate with Bunnie Jacquay, the mother of a 23-year-old veteran who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Bunnie gave Kate a variety of Sgt. Cody Legg’s