August 10, 2018
TO THE EDITOR:
Coastal Hospice kicked up the fun during Kicks 4 Kids, a family field day event held at WinterPlace Park on Saturday, August 4.
More than 100 kids and families came out for the Kicks-themed event, which included adorably adorned TOMS on display for the shoe decoration contest and the dirtiest, smelliest sneakers presented in the Smelly Sneaker Contest. The young and young at heart enjoyed a day of watermelon eating, games, races, music, prizes and more.
The event raised approximately $3,000 to help support the Coastal Kids Supportive Care Pediatric Program of Coastal Hospice. It’s hard to think about putting kids and hospice together, but there may be no other time when it’s more important to get health care right. And, with Coastal Kids Supportive Care, Coastal Hospice does.
Unlike adults, pediatric patients don’t have to give up curative treatment for a serious illness when they accept the support and comfort of hospice care. Our Coastal Kids Supportive Care team helps children and their families manage every variety of distress and symptoms at a most vulnerable time.
Fundraising events such as Kicks 4 Kids are an important piece to supporting services of Coastal Hospice, and they provide an opportunity for the community to be a part of our efforts.
We are especially grateful for our volunteer committee members who spent countless hours planning and hosting this important event including Savannah Brimer, Liz Buckley, Jenna Bowne, Michael Bireley and Tim Thompson.
We also sincerely appreciate the community businesses who sponsored the event including: WMDT, DiCarlo Precision Instrument Incorporated, Exelon, Peninsula Imaging LLC, Calloway Farms, Chesapeake Health Care, Comcast Spotlight, Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., Gateway Subaru, Hebron Savings Bank, Taylor Bank, Trinity United Methodist Church, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Vernon Powell, WBOC, GEM Maintenance and Walgreens.
A great time was had by all as we kicked back and enjoyed a day of play for a wonderful cause.
Alane K. Capen
Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care