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Spring Luncheon raises more than $80,000 for Hope Hospice

Published: May 20, 2014 3:09 AM EDT

Friends of Hope Women’s Committee recently hosted its annual Spring Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The event, also honoring the organization’s 30th anniversary, raised nearly $85,000 to benefit Hope Hospice and it’s Rainbow Trails bereavement camp, Pet Peace of Mind and Hopeful Wishes programs. Event chairs Etta Smith and Sally Barnes coordinated the celebration for more than 400 guests, along with event committee members and Hope HealthCare Services staff. The afternoon’s events included boutique shopping and raffle prizes, plus a fashion show produced by Michaela Vattimo that also featured the Hyatt’s canine greeters Hoss and Honey Bear. Event sponsors included BB&T Insurance Services, Currier Roofing Company, Global HR Research, Northern Trust, Office Furniture and Design Concepts and The Wynne Family. Rainbow Trails is a free camp for children ages 6 to 16 who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Pet Peace of Mind helps patients care for the pets they love. Hopeful Wishes grants special requests and creates memorable moments for Hope patients and their families. To make a donation or for more information on Hope’s programs and services, call 800-835-1673 or visit

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