Hospice provides needed care

Trinity Hospice Ball helps support Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in its mission to support patients and their families in difficult time

Facing the end of life is never easy.

In Fort Dodge, however, there are specially trained medical personnel and a modern facility, the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, to assist the dying and their loved ones.

Area residents will soon have a chance to give a financial boost to the programs and facilities in place for those with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. And the good news is that folks can have a good time while supporting the cause.

The 27th annual Trinity Hospice Ball set for Feb. 2 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave. N.W., is the event that will enable people to have fun while raising money for hospice programs.

All proceeds generated by the ball are used to buy patient supplies and equipment. They are also used to pay for family and staff educational materials, bereavement programs and hospice volunteer training.

The co-chairs of the ball are Craig and Peggy Murphy and Mike and Amy Johnson.

During the ball, the 2019 winner of the Debbie Hofbauer Compassionate Care Giver Award will be named.

Each year, that award is given to an individual who has delivered outstanding care and touched the lives of many. The nominees are judged on compassion, respect, excellence, attitude, trust, teamwork and growth.

There will also be a silent auction conducted by mobile bidding, and , of course, dinner and dancing.

All that sounds like an enjoyable evening.

We believe that the 27th annual Trinity Hospice Ball is a worthwhile event that supports an outstanding cause. We think it deserves broad support from area residents.