Tune in to WJEJ Radio 1240 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 5th Annual “Have A Heart for Doey’s House” Radio-Thon. The proceeds will support the Hospice of Washington County (HWC) Endowment, which has been established to assist the vital programs and services of HWC including Doey’s House. The event will be held at Hospice Offices at 747 Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The number to call is 301-791-6927.


“We are so very honored that WJEJ and Lou Scally will be at our main office for the Radio-Thon Event,” stated Karen Giffin, Senior Director of Development and Public Relations. “Mr. Scally had the idea of bringing the Radio-Thon on the road and what better place than our main office beside Northern Middle School. WJEJ is a cornerstone of community support in Washington County. We are so proud that they were a big part of building Doey’s House and now helping to grow the HWC Endowment.”


Giffin went on to say that Lou Scally has been a big supporter of HWC and its mission. “Because of his passion for quality end-of-life care for everyone in the community, WJEJ’s commitment and the commitment of their listeners has grown each year.”


“Many people have been touched by the services and programs of hospice in our community,” stated Lou Scally. “Doey’s House is a great extension of the hospice program. Now, we are growing the endowment so that no one will be turned away from hospice services in our community. In 2017, Hospice of Washington County was able to give over $232,000 in services to those who do not have the ability to pay. With the endowment, HWC will be able to ensure that the services provided at Doey’s House will continue and that the much-needed Bereavement Programs for hospice patients, their families and the community will be offered free of charge.”


During the Radio-Thon, individuals can challenge their friends and make a difference while enjoying fun, prizes and more. The first 25 callers will receive a Doey’s House cutout, and the first 25 pledges of $250 or more will receive a Doey’s House mug. All donors pledging $250 or more will be able to inscribe a Doey’s House Paver. There are a number of prizes including gift certificates from Grease Monkey and Gordon’s Grocery. Breakfast is being provided by Rooster Moon Coffeehouse and lunch by Chick-Fil-A for our volunteers.


“I am so happy that the Radiothon tradition is continuing, and that Doey’s House is now open and making an impact on patients and their families,” stated Neal Glessner. Doey’s House is named in honor of Doris Glessner. Her son, Neal, along with the HWC Board of Directors inspired the support of the community to bring a hospice house to our community. “The funding from this event will help to ensure that Hospice of Washington County will be able to provide end-of-life care and grief support to our community for future generations including the vital services being given at Doey’s House.”


In addition to helping spread the word about what services Hospice of Washington County offers and updates on Doey’s House, the radio station is hoping listeners across the community will offer financial support during the four-hour Radio-Thon and assist in the endowment campaign.


“We invite individuals to be part of this event by calling 301-791-6927 or by stopping by 747 Northern Avenue on Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” stated Ms. Giffin. “We will also have information available on our services and programs.”