Local Women Give Back to the Community
CNS Home Health & Hospice Receives $35,000 Donation
CAROL STREAM, Ill., May 11, 2007 – More than 150 Glen Ellyn and Wheaton women give care to their community through their fundraising efforts to support CNS Home Health & Hospice (CNS). On May 17 the Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Auxiliary Board will present its annual donation check to CNS in the amount of $35,000 to support Hospice Care, Bereavement Services, Parish Nurse Program as well as sponsorship of a Geriatric Assistance patient. This donation represents the 45th year the auxiliary has been supporting CNS.
“The Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Auxiliary is an incredibly committed group of women who work so hard throughout the year to raise funds for our programs. Their donation represents a significant amount of our yearly support to help those in need,” said Lisa Brown-Van Arsdale, director of Development. The auxiliary membership hosts three events each year including a Fall Luncheon which will be held October 17, 2007, a cocktail party and auction in the later winter months and a spring card party and luncheon.
CNS Home Health and Hospice is a local non-profit home health agency, serving DuPage and six surrounding counties, which provides many services to our neighbors including hospice care to the terminally ill, bereavement support groups for adults and children, a Geriatric Assistance Program for chronically ill, low-income elderly, Parish Nursing throughout the community, flu-shot clinics and home health care for all ages and needs.
Since 1958, CNS Home Health & Hospice has been a non-profit home health agency serving DuPage County and surrounding communities by providing skilled and psychiatric nursing; physical, occupation and speech therapies; social services, private duty and pharmacy and infusion care; and hospice/palliative care and bereavement services. A group of over 150 volunteers also provides support to hospice families and homebound seniors by completing home visits, errands, clerical work, and other tasks. CNS Home Health & Hospice is an affiliate of Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, lll.
For more information about becoming a member of the auxiliary or attending one of their events please call 630-933-7329.
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