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Lubrizol Notches a Decade of 'Taking on the Hard Jobs'

The Lubrizol Building Bonds team takes on “the hard jobs no one else wants to do.” And they’ve been taking them on for 10 years.

The team, a group of men and women from the Wickliffe organization’s community engagement team, arrives each summer, wearing matching “Building Bonds” T-shirts and get right to work at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. 
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June 14 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy 

Rocky River Community Chorus Fills Ames with Happy Sounds

The sound of music filled the Ames Family Hospice House on June 1, fueled by almost 60 members of the Rocky River Community Chorus.

Under the direction of Emily Ortolano, the chorus, now in its 37th year, entertained staff, patients and their loved ones with an array of songs spanning from Broadway tunes to patriotic and contemporary songs.  
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June 10 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy Events 

LifeFest Raises More Than $80,000

​LifeFest is considered Medina County’s largest philanthropic event with proceeds supporting patients and families served through Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Medina Hospice Care Center.

This year, 244 attended, celebrated the 29th consecutive year of the event and raised more than $80,000, including proceeds from the live and silent auctions. Most popular items? Sunny Florida holidays, a well-curated wine collection and a diamond necklace.

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April 28 2016

Categories: Philanthropy Events 

Sixth-Graders 'Pay it Forward' Through Gift Wrapping, Brown Bags

It took some creativity, a crash course in gift wrapping, and a few creative fundraising ideas, but three sixth-graders from Mater Dei Academy in Willoughby raised several thousand dollars-worth of donations for Hospice of the Western Reserve over the winter holidays.  
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April 04 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy 

47-year-old with Rare Disease to Donate Body for Research

This is the story of Jay Briggs, a 47-year-old resident of Rose Lane Health Center in Massillon. Jay is living with a serious progressive illness called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).  In medical parlance, the term, "idiopathic" means the cause is undetermined. Although there is no known cure, treatments help manage the symptoms of the disease. Jay's story is also an account of personal strength and integrity, compassion and living life to the fullest extent possible in the face of an incredibly difficult diagnosis. Hospice supports Jay and makes that possible.

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February 19 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy Medical and Clinical 

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