Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes

Father, Hospice, SamsaraImage by kiddharma via Flickr

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
-Benjamin Franklin

As much as we don't like to think about our mortality, we all have to die some time. Most of us expect it will be something that sneaks up on us quickly and hopefully painlessly - but as any good Life Insurance salesperson will tell you this is not always how it happens. Many of us will need some palliative care at the end of our lives.

May's 12for12k Charity is the Hospice of Peel. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, the Hospice of Peel aims to be recognized as the foremost provider of, and resource for, hospice care. When illnesses can no longer be treated medically, the volunteers and trained professionals of the Hospice of Peel are the emotional response for those affected.
Many people do not realise that hospice is a philosophy of care, not a building. Hospice cares for the whole person; not just their physical needs, but also their emotional, spiritual and social needs. We care for families and friends as well, both before and after a death.
- from Good Magazine
To be able to offer this kind of caring and support for the patient and the family, the Hospice of Peel relies on both its volunteers and donations from the community, locally and nationally.

Its Hospice Awareness Week from May 11-17 - so its a great time to donate to the Hospice of Peel below:

If you are in New Zealand, grab a subscription to Good magazine before 14 June and they will donate $9 to Hospice New Zealand.

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