June 1, 2012 – Muskegon, Mich. – Families throughout the western Michigan lakeshore community areinvited to attend the annual Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta. Not only will on-lookers be able to enjoy abeautiful view of sailboats on the lake, but there will be additional activities, including a family-oriented picnicand silent auction. The event, which first began in 2008, will take place on Saturday, July 7, at the Muskegon Yacht Club.
“The Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta is a wonderful, fun-filled event for families to enjoy,” said Ammy Johnson, Harbor Hospice Director of Development. “The event not only benefits Harbor Hospice, but also the entire community ensuring they have access to expert care and support for patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families.”
The race will begin at 1 p.m. with a picnic dinner beginning at 3:30 p.m. The picnic will take place at the Muskegon Yacht Club and will feature barbecue chicken, ribs, hot dogs, tater tots, cole slaw, fruit and cookies. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at HarborHospiceMI.org or the day of the event.
In addition to the picnic, there will be a silent auction taking place where attendees can have the opportunity to bid on items, such as a one-night stay at a bed and breakfast, dinner cruise, art and home accessories, and sporting and cultural events.
“Harbor Hospice is very appreciative of all the businesses and individuals who have helped sponsor this year’s event. Support at events such as the regatta enables Harbor Hospice to provide services for end-of-life care and support to everyone, regardless of ability to pay,” continued Johnson.
Top sponsors for the 2012 Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta include the Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Yacht Club, Trophy House and Jones Sports, Torresen Marine, Inc., Hines Corporation, Leila Poppen Reynolds, Lakeshore Employee Benefits and Port City Group.
Harbor Hospice is a member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 association of hospice regattas, which independently raises money and awareness for local hospices.
For additional information, become a sponsor or donate a silent auction item, contact Ammy Johnson at 231.728.6836 or ajohnson@HarborHospiceMI.org.
About Harbor Hospice
Harbor Hospice provides comprehensive care for seriously and terminally ill patients and resources for their families that allow them to enjoy the time they have left while feeling as good as they can for as long as they can. Harbor Hospice care offers specialized healthcare with expertise in pain and symptom management, emotional support and spiritual care, as well as grief counseling for family members anticipating or following the death of their loved one. Harbor Hospice has served the western Michigan lakeshore community for over 30 years.
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