2018 Annual Campaign

A Message from Pat and Beverly Wright,
Chairs of the 2018 Annual Campaign

Beverly and I moved to the Triad in 1995 to continue my work as a pulmonary critical care physician.  We have loved being part of this community.  We raised our family here.  And we believe that investing time and resources in the place we call home can improve the quality of life for all our friends and neighbors.

One of the most rewarding investments we have made has been at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro a tremendous program of services with real impact.  The late Dr. John Lusk, a local oncologist and passionate hospice supporter, helped me understand the value of hospice and palliative care services.  As I began volunteering and referring patients, I witnessed the impact this team of caring professionals could have. Their expertise complemented my work and enhanced the care my patients received.

Over the years, Beverly and I have continued to be impressed by HPCG’s innovative response to the needs of our community, like its Opioid Loss Support Group and specialized programs like Kids Path.  As a result, we have supported a variety of educational offerings, including the popular Lusk Center Lunch and Learn series.

Perhaps the greatest impression was made when we experienced the care firsthand as our parents and grandparents entered the twilight of their lives. Becoming caregivers has helped us recognize how difficult it is to problem-solve when you are overwhelmed by fatigue and anxiety.  With hospice and palliative care services, someone has your back. For the family caregiver, these experts bring a new way of looking at old problems – putting structure to issues that can feel out of control.

Our community is privileged to have Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro with its impressive range of services. The staff and volunteers provide excellent care and spiritual support for children and adults during times of serious illness and loss. But they cannot accomplish this work without you.

We are sure you have your own hospice story and your own reflections about standing with people who need support.  We hope that you will accept this invitation to join us in making a contribution to the 2018 Annual Campaign. We truly believe that working together and supporting this vital community resource will strengthen the fabric of our community.

Sincerely,

Pat and Beverly Wright

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