Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) will hold the annual Hospice ride and breakfast this year on June 9. The event is organized by WMC Home Health and Hospice in partnership with Waukon Harley Davidson. Breakfast will include egg bake, cinnamon rolls and coffee, which will be hosted in the WMC Cafeteria from 9-10:30am. All are welcome to attend and free will donations will be accepted.
“This year the ride will be focused on fund raising for needed specialized hospice equipment to make life more comfortable for patients who experience pain,” says Nancy Haberichter, director of home health and hospice at WMC. “Bernie Reicks of Cresco, IA, donated money to begin funding for this campaign in March, and we are hoping to fulfill his wishes to help benefit our current and future patients.”
On behalf of the family, Darla Reicks (Bernie’s daughter in law) shares “If Bernie was still alive he would be a great spokesperson. Bernie had cancer for 12 years, and was on hospice care for over a year. We think the world of your hospice team and truly couldn’t have done it without them.”
Bikes and cars will be taking off at 10:30am from WMC to begin the poker run. All bikes and cars are invited to sign-in at 9 a.m. The ride cost is $15 per entry and proceeds will be donated to WMC Hospice to continue to support their mission.
WMC’s Hospice mission is to provide end-of-life care that ensures quality of life, compassion and comfort for patients and their loved ones. WMC Hospice Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the counties of: Allamakee, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.
For more information on the Annual Hospice Ride, contact WMC Hospice at 563-387-3024 or Daryl Hinton at 563-423-5564.