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Sea to Sky Corridor Rotary clubs donate $100,000 to hospice

Donation the culmination of community fundraising toward the Squamish-based Sea to Sky Community Hospice

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What a special gift on Mother's Day.

Four Sea to Sky Corridor Rotary clubs presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Squamish Hospice Society on Sunday, May 12.

The funds will be used for a Rotary Room in the new Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice facility.

The soon to open four-room hospice is located between Hilltop House and Squamish General Hospital. It offers end of life care in a home-like setting that welcomes family and loved ones.

"The hospice is sorely needed for our three growing and aging communities. Many or most of us will be glad of a pleasant place to ease out of this life comfortably, be they our loved ones, friends, family or ourselves, that live in the corridor," reads a news release from Rotary about the donation.

"Rotary is proud to have played a significant role in making the facility possible."

The group cheque presentation by The Rotary Club of Squamish, The Rotary Club of Whistler, The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium and the Rotary Club of Pemberton is the culmination of significant community-supported fundraising efforts by each local organization, including the Rotary Club of Squamish's Duck in a Truck event held last summer, which raised $30,000.

"We're so thankful for the support of all four Rotary Clubs of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Their effort has meant so much to this project," said Mark McKenzie, chair of the Squamish Hospice Society in the news release.

For more on the hospice, go to www.seatoskycommunityhospice.ca.

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