Dine out for Hospice of the Carolina Foothills

Published 1:06 am Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Eat well. Do good.

From July 14 through July 20, those wishing to can make a donation to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills (HoCF) can do so simply by eating.

Restaurants and cafés in Tryon, Columbus, Saluda, Landrum, Campobello, Inman, Spartanburg, Greer and Greenville have signed on to the second annual “Dining Out for Hospice.”

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Here’s how it works: Restaurant owners choose a day, or several days, when a percentage of all sales go to support hospice services. All you have to do is go out to eat at participating establishments on their designated days.

“We are so grateful to the restaurants who are ‘stepping up to the plate’ this year to support the mission of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills—to provide compassionate care for those who live with serious and life-limiting illnesses, and their families,” says CEO Jean Eckert. “This partnership with area restaurants provides a wonderful opportunity to patronize local eateries while increasing awareness of, and funds for, local hospice services.”

The July week has been chosen to commemorate the first patient served by HCF in July 1982. The 2012 inaugural event was a great success, raising nearly $6,000 for hospice patients and their families. The program also educated community members about the supportive help available to them should their families be touched by life-limiting illness.

So eat with a purpose during Dining Out for Hospice week. Find your favorite participating restaurant nearby, or make a day of it, and explore an eatery in another town. Enjoy pizza, burgers, fried chicken, soups, salads, subs, ice cream and more, and know that you’re eating well and doing good.

As of this writing, 35 restaurants have signed on. To plan your dining out fun with family and friends, check out the HCF partner restaurants and their participation dates in the “Let’s Eat” section at diningoutforhospice.org.

To get more information about this event, contact Marsha Van Hecke at 828-894-7000.
– article submitted by Marsha Van Hecke