Shannon Winegarner: Daffodil success

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Thank you to the generous community members of Routt and Moffat counties for making the 2010 Hospice daffodil fundraiser a huge success. This year, we sold 4,500 bunches through our annual volunteer-run event and raised more than $20,000 to provide hospice care for terminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley. Hospice is a nonprofit program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, and the funding that is generated though this fundraiser is critical to our organization. In 2009 we served 61 patients in Routt and Moffat counties, and we began providing hospice services at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs. We look forward to bringing color and cheer into your life and the lives of those you love with daffodils again in March 2011.

Shannon Winegarner

Director of hospice and palliative care, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

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