Join us (virtually) to celebrate and support MNHPC!

MNHPC invites you to join us for a virtual celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 PM.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of MNHPC's inception. This milestone is an opportunity to celebrate how far hospice and palliative care have come in Minnesota since 1980 and to look ahead at how our organization can continue to play a vital role in ensuring that all Minnesotans can receive the best possible care when they face a serious illness or the end of life.

This year has also presented our organization and its members with a unique set of challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has required that we adapt how we support health care providers, patients, and families and how we can continue to educate about and advocate for hospice and palliative care in Minnesota.

Now more than ever MNHPC is committed to our mission: We strive to ensure that everyone has the help they need to live and die according to their wishes. But we need your help. Like many organizations, MNHPC is experiencing financial effects as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to adapt our work.

MNHPC depends on $90,000 a year in contributions from supporters to help us carry out our mission and support our members that are providing hospice and palliative care to all Minnesotans and others in communities that border Minnesota. Like most small non-profits we cannot hold our usual in person events for our supporters and contributors. Specifically we could not hold a major public event this last April and will not have any in person events for the rest of 2020. So we invite you to join us virtually and make a gift whether you are a new donor or a long time friend and supporter.

We hope you'll join us on July 23rd. After a brief update from Executive Director Jess Hausauer, we'll hear from Lores Vlaminck about how hospice and palliative care have grown and changed over the years and how MNHPC has been at the forefront of that growth. Lores will also share her personal experience as a caregiver being on the receiving side of hospice for her loved ones.

And then Dr, Vic Sandler, MNHPC Physician's Committee chair and frequent presenter at the annual conference, will talk about his journey to becoming a hospice and palliative medicine doctor as well as the current state of hospice and palliative care, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For 40 years MNHPC has been made up of a dedicated community of health care providers, volunteers, and caring individuals who understand the value of providing the best care possible for individuals and families at life's most difficult times. We could not do the work we do without the support of this community, and we are looking forward to celebrating all that this community has accomplished and looking ahead to continuing to do this important work.

Please join us, Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 PM. You'll be able to access the event right here through the MNHPC website or on our Facebook page. And invite friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to join as well.