When you ride and contribute this is what we do with it:
Hope you are well and plans for this year’s Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope are on track. I want to give you a summary of how we spent the $9,000 given to Lutheran Hospice from last year’s ride.
We used those funds to provide care for six cancer patients and their family members. The funds were spent to pay an insurance deductible for a patient with very limited assets and income, to cover the basic cost of care for a patient who did not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid or have insurance, to provide a sitter to give relief to a patient caregiver who was totally exhausted, and to meet the basic needs of three patients who needed assistance with utilities, rent and food. We are so grateful the funds provided by the ride enabled us to make a difference in the lives of these six patients and their family members.
We are currently making plans for our participation in this year’s ride on October 14. Melanie Gregg, who works for the Foundation, and Melanie Glaize, who is a nurse at Lutheran Hospice, plan to join Tom Brown and Tomas Mendez, who rode last year. All four are now seeking sponsors.
Please know how grateful we are for the funds the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope has provided Lutheran Hospice through the years to assist in serving cancer patients. We look forward to participating again this year.
Robert G. Coon, President & CEO
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, Inc.