17th Annual Pediatric Luncheon To Benefit Seriously Ill And Grieving Children Served By Providence Hospice Of Seattle

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2016-09-21 00:01:01

Fundraising luncheon to benefit Providence Hospice of Seattle's children's hospice and palliative care program and children's grief support program.

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (OPENPRESS) Ali Bigliardi, a young woman who benefitted from grief services after her father died when she was just 16, will be the keynote speaker at Providence Hospice of Seattle's 17th annual Pediatric Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

Bigliardi, now 22, received help from Providence Hospice of Seattle's Safe Crossings children's grief program and attended Camp Erin-King County® to help her deal with losing her father at such a young age. The West Seattle woman will talk about how Providence Hospice of Seattle helped both her and her family and the difference the services made in her life.

KING-5 TV news anchor Mark Wright will emcee the luncheon. Proceeds will benefit Providence Hospice of Seattle's children's hospice and palliative care program and children's grief support program.

"This event helps us care for grieving and terminally ill children throughout King County," said Gary Crum, director of the Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation. "We depend on the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and donors to continue to offer grief services and palliative care to these children and their families."

Doors open for the event at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins promptly at noon at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, in Seattle. Participants will not be charged for lunch, but a $150 donation is requested. Funds raised will be used to help seriously ill and grieving children get the care they deserve, regardless of their financial circumstances.

To register for the event, go to www.providence.org/luncheon. For more information, contact Jill Perry at jill.perry@providence.org or 206-749-7956.

About Providence Hospice of Seattle:

Founded in 1975, Providence Hospice of Seattle is a recognized leader in the community for providing innovative services and compassionate end-of-life care for adults and children living with a life-limiting illness throughout King County. The trained and dedicated staff offer medical expertise, emotional and spiritual support, and promote informed choices, comfort, management of symptoms, and quality of life. Hospice services are provided wherever the patient resides. Community grief support services for adults and children are also available. More information is available at www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle.

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