Charm Days event raises money for Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

Charm Days event raises money for Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

More than $19,000 was raised for Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Amish Care Fund at Charm Days in October, which included the Wooly Worm Derby.


Chaplain Ginger Pflueger represented Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare at the Charm Days Wooly Worm Derby, a race to see whose worm can crawl up a string the fastest. While she did not win, the event was fun for all.

Charm Days is a two-day annual event held in Charm during the second week of October that celebrates and promotes the businesses and merchants of Charm. The event included benefit lunches and live bands.

During the event more than $19,000 was raised through the Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Charm Days Silent Auction event, benefiting the Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Amish Care Fund. More than 200 items, from a box of noodles to an Amish buggy, were donated from area businesses and community members.

“Thank you to the Charm Merchant Association, the community and volunteers for their overwhelming support during Charm Days 2019,” said Kurt Holmes, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “Because of their support, we are able to continue providing superior care and superior services to patients and their families in the Amish community.”

The Amish Care Fund enables Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare to provide services to anyone in the Amish community facing end-of-life illnesses, regardless of their ability to pay; grief support to anyone in the Amish community at no cost; and complementary services such as massage and music therapies.

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in Wayne, Holmes, Ashland and Medina counties.

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion and short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications and stabilize patients' conditions.

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