In the News
October 21, 2016
Care Dimensions Raises $190K via Annual Walk for Hospice
October 20, 2016 — Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in eastern Massachusetts, announced that its recently held Walk for Hospice raised $190,000, surpassing its goal of $175,000 by nearly nine percent. Funds raised via the 29th annual Walk for Hospice, held earlier this month, which drew 3,000 participants, will help fund support programs and services not covered by insurance, including grief and dementia programs, complementary therapies, veterans' services, and a pediatric hospice program.
Susan Rogers, special events manager for Care Dimensions, said she was "thrilled" with the results, especially given that other organizations held similar fundraisers on the same day, Oct. 2.
Last year's event saw a dip in funds raised compared to earlier years, but, the organization said, this month's walk was consistent previous results. Funds were raised via peer to peer networking, sponsorships, family support, and through a kick-Off event held at Honda North in Danvers. Sponsors included Brown Brothers Harriman, St. John’s Preparatory School, Boston Cancer North Association, and Windover Construction. Revenue from the Walk accounts for 9% of Care Dimension's unrestricted annual fundraising total.
Last month, Care Dimensions broke ground for its new Greater Boston Hospice House, a home-like setting on the Waltham/Lincoln line where hospice physicians, nurses, and support staff will provide hospital-level 24-hour care. Due to be completed in November 2017, the new site will feature 18 private patient suites, including two state-of-the-art pediatric suites.
Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions is the largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts. As a community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in eastern Massachusetts and employs more than 450 staff. Two years ago, Care Dimensions rebranded from Hospice of the North Shore, adopting its current name to more fully reflect the organization’s broader geographic reach, as well as expanded services, including palliative care and community education, in addition to hospice services.
In 2011, Care Dimensions acquired Partners Hospice, expanding its service to the MetroWest and Greater Boston areas.