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Sunset Palliative Care prepares for annual fundraiser

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Sunset Palliative Care's annual community barbeque and rainbow auction is set for Friday at outside the Portage Co-op Food Store. (Photo courtesy sunsetpalliativecare.org)

Sunset Palliative Care's annual community barbeque and rainbow auction is set for Friday at outside the Portage Co-op Food Store. (Photo courtesy sunsetpalliativecare.org)

Sunset Palliative Care’s major fundraising event of the year is here at last. 

The third annual community barbeque and rainbow auction will take place June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Portage Co-Op food store on Saskatchewan Avenue.

“All proceeds raised stay within our community with this year’s funds earmarked for development of a much needed third palliative care room at Portage and District General Hospital and further development of our popular Memory Garden on Island Park,” says SPC coordinator, Aldene Moroz. “We remind the community that we are a non-profit organization and we do not receive any government funding. We rely solely on fundraising, donations and grants.”

Sunset Palliative Care is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing compassionate care to individuals and their families living with a life-threatening or terminal illness when hope of a cure is no longer medically possible.

“We should always be mindful that anyone can receive life changing news that they are palliative or learn of a relative or close friend who is very special who could receive a similar terrible diagnosis,” adds Moroz.

Sunset’s programs are designed to provide end of life support and significance in a safe, comfortable and caring environment. Programs are delivered by trained volunteers – special, sincere, considerate and compassionate people, who provide life’s greatest kindnesses, even when it is difficult to do so.

“Sunset is most appreciative of the many generous Portage la Prairie area businesses and individuals who have once again donated some fantastic prizes that will make our rainbow auction extra special this year,” says Moroz. “If anyone else would like to donate a prize or monetary donation, please contact us and we’ll make arrangements to pick up your contribution.”

As for the barbeque, $5 gets you a burger or a smokie, a soda and fries courtesy of Simplot. Rainbow auction items will be displayed and tickets available on site. For more information or to get in contact with Moroz, visit sunsetpalliativecare.org or call the office at 204-857-3746.


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