Our 16th Annual Harbor Hospice Regatta race raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation will take place on Wednesday evening, August 09, 2023.
Registrations, Judy Miller Memorial Challenge, and In Memory Burgees (due July 10) can be done at: https://harborhospicemi.org/ways-to-give/regatta/. Event is open for current and potential Muskegon Yacht Club members, sailors, and their families.
Overall Winner (Spinnaker)
1st Place and 2nd Place Awards for Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Harbor Hospice Foundation Jib & Main Award.
Proceeds will help underwrite many of the costs of providing a Circle of Care for West Michigan residents. Picture, for a moment, the team we wrap around our hospice patients. Within that Circle of Care are doctors, nurses, aides, therapists (Art, Massage, Music), social workers, chaplains and many others who address the physical, social, and spiritual needs of each individual. Unfortunately, hospice therapies such as art and music are not yet covered by Medicare or private insurance. But we provide them because we know they can be essential to the physical and emotional comfort of our patients.
Your partnership with the Harbor Hospice Foundation will help cover the cost of unreimbursed therapies in our Circle of Care so we can make our full range of end-of-life support available to all hospice patients in our program.
Since this exciting competition was created 15 years ago, more than $400,000 has been raised, helping fund everything from Camp Courage to the purchase of comfy sofa-sleepers in patient rooms at the Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence. Those funds also help assure that we can provide care to anyone who needs it regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2022 the event raised over $17,000 to make it possible for us to continue sustaining our palliative care program and the entire team we wrap around our patients. Approximately 25% of the palliative services we provide are not billable – we receive no funding for them. That means the program rarely supports itself financially. But we provide those services anyway because we know they are essential to our patients’ wellbeing.
This hugely popular race is part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (hospiceregattas.org) which has raised more than $25 million dollars for hospice services across the country.