Karen Jones, mother of two, felt uncharacteristically short of breath as she was training for the Marine Corps Marathon. She persevered and finished the race but soon after received a heartbreaking diagnosis: Stage 4 lung cancer. After months of treatment, Karen, 44, and her doctors were out of medical options to stop the cancer. Karen and her family searched for hope; they found hospice. They found something more.
For 35 years, Hospice Foundation of America has been educating people about the special kind of caring that hospice provides. Hospice gives families the chance to make every day and every moment count. Sick and bedbound after curative efforts failed, hospice helped Karen regain strength to enjoy life with her family and to do the simple things she loved. Hospice uses a highly-skilled team of professionals – including a physician, nurse, and social worker – to provide comfort, care, and support when it’s needed most.
We need your help to continue our mission to raise awareness about how hospice can be something more for patients and families facing decisions about care at life’s end. Your donation does three things: Helps professionals learn the best practices in caring for hospice patients and their families; supports bereaved loved ones in their time of need; and educates and supports the public on decisions related to hospice and end-of-life care.
Whether in honor of a loved one, to give back in appreciation of the hospice experience, or simply to champion the hospice philosophy—your support validates the compassionate care that hospice brings to our shared human experience.