Rose City Classics Donates $40,000 to Ray Hickey Hospice House
Funds raised through car club's annual charity drive and Woodland Planters Days Festival
VANCOUVER, Wash.—August 1, 2012 The Ray Hickey Hospice House and Hospice Southwest is pleased to be the recipient of a $40,000 donation from the Rose City Classics, a Vancouver-Portland car club. The club, which features 1955-1957 classic Chevrolet vehicles, raised the funds as part of their annual charity drive. Most of the funds were collected from the Woodland Planters Days Festival and Cruise In on June 16.
The donation check was presented to Ray Hickey Hospice House at Beaches' Cruise IN on July 25 at Portland International Raceway. In the past 12 years, RCC has donated more than $150,000 to local charities mostly in Clark County. You can learn more about RCC by checking out their website at rosecityclassic.com.
"This generous gift will help us continue to accept all Hospice patients regardless of their ability to pay. In addition it will help our program fund a variety of smaller items that help to personalize the care provided to all our patients. If you know any members of Rose City Classics, please extend our heartfelt thank you," said Marc Berg, Director, HomeCare and Hospice, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
A photo from the donation presentation is attached. The photo features from left to right: Sonjia Hauser, Ray Hickey Hospice House; Vern Balkowitsch, Woodland Planters Day Car Show; Marc Berg, PeaceHealth Southwest HomeCare and Hospice; Tori Darnel, PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation; John Bukovi, Rose City Classics; Donna Bukovi, Rose City Classics.
Hospice Southwest, a program of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, provides care for the terminally ill and their families in their own homes, adult family care homes and extended care facilities. In addition, the Ray Hickey Hospice House bridges the gap between home and traditional inpatient care for hospice patients. The new hospice house offers local families an alternative home-like environment where loved ones may receive end-of-life care. At Hospice Southwest, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers works in partnership with the patient’s physician, to provide pain and symptom management, medical treatment and emotional and spiritual support. Hospice Southwest also offers a full array of bereavement programs for children and adults alike through the Stepping Stones Grief and Bereavement Center at the Memorial Health Center.