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Resident’s Birthday Party Raises Funds for Florida Hospital HospiceCare

May 28, 2014 – Pam Goulder’s birthday party this year celebrated more than just an extra candle on her birthday cake. With the help of her friends and family, the Daytona Beach resident celebrated her birthday by donating nearly $2,000 for Florida Hospital HospiceCare. 
 
“For my birthday this year, a dear person threw me a wonderful birthday party,” Goulder said. “Since I don’t need or want anything, I asked that people make a donation to HospiceCare in lieu of gifts.”
 
Those donations from Goulder’s birthday raised enough funds for Florida Hospital HospiceCare to purchase customized blankets for 100 patients. 
 
“Patients and their families in HospiceCare are often experiencing sadness and can be challenged by the experience of loss. During these times, it is helpful to have something to hold and bring them comfort, like these blankets,” said Diane Trask, Florida Hospital HospiceCare community liaison. “We are so grateful for the lovely donation Pam and her friends made, as it will truly bring comfort to patients and their families during a time of need.” 
 
About Florida Hospital HospiceCare
Florida Hospital HospiceCare, a division of Florida Hospital Flagler and a member of Adventist Health System, is the area’s only faith based, not-for-profit hospice organization accredited by The Joint Commission. Florida Hospital HospiceCare has provided “life affirming care” to the residents of Volusia and Flagler Counties facing life-limiting illnesses and injuries since 1996. With an interdisciplinary team of hospice-trained specialists, Florida Hospital HospiceCare provides services to those in need, whether the patient is in their own home or in one of the Florida Hospital HospiceCare inpatients units designed for acute care. For more information on Florida Hospital HospiceCare, call our administrative office at 386-671-2138 or 1-800-404-1133 or visit www.floridahospitalhospice.org. 
 
Photo Caption:
In lieu of gifts for her birthday party, Daytona Beach resident Pam Goulder (center, in red dress) asked her friends and family to make a donation to Florida Hospital HospiceCare. The donations totaled nearly $2,000 and enabled Florida Hospital HospiceCare to purchase blankets for 100 patients.