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Have a Heart for Hospice Radiothon

WJEJ Radio 1240 and Lou Scally will be back at Hospice of Washington County’s (HWC) office at 747 Northern Avenue on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the 7th Annual “Have A Heart for Hospice” Radio-Thon. The proceeds will support the Doey’s House Ventilator Patient Oxygen Support Service Project. The number to call is 301-791-6927.

“We are so honored to host Lou Scally and WJEJ, a cornerstone of community support in Washington County. We started the event to help build Doey’s House, and now it is helping in the second phase of the campaign for building the endowment,” stated Karen Giffin, Senior Director of Development and Public Relations. “Mr. Scally had the idea of bringing the Radio-Thon on the road to our main office beside Northern Middle School two years ago, and the event worked out tremendously.”

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. “HWC also provides much-needed Bereavement Programs for hospice patients, their families and the community free of charge. HWC does not turn anyone from hospice services in our community regardless of their ability to pay. Over 450 patients have been served at Doey’s House to date and with the funds we are raising even more community members will be able to served at Doey’s House. We hope everyone will call in that day to help.”

During the Radio-Thon, individuals can challenge their friends and make a difference while having fun, enjoying prizes and more. The first 25 callers will receive a Hospice Cup, and the first 25 pledges of $250 or more will receive a Hospice Insulated Tumbler. All donors pledging $250 or more will be able to inscribe a Doey’s House Paver and be placed in a drawing for a Leitersberg Cinemas Golden Ticket. There are a number of hourly prizes including gift certificates from Gordon’s Grocery, Grease Monkey, and Hagerstown Auto Spa. And individuals who donate $100 in the final hour will be placed in a raffle for one dozen Krumpes donuts for each month of the year. Breakfast is being provided by The Nook and lunch by Chick-Fil-A for our volunteers.

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. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,” stated Ms. Giffin. “We will also have information available on our services and programs.”