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UP Health System Home Care helps Honor Flight

MARQUETTE — UP Health System Home Care has raised funds to support the Alzheimer Memory Center and UP Honor Flight.

According to Gayle DeShambo, “we chose the UP Honor Flight because many of our patients are Veteran’s and we wanted to show how much we really do appreciate them. Our hospice service line also participates in the national We Honor Veteran Program. The We Honor Veteran Program provides opportunities for our hospice care providers to participate in educational venues that support a greater understanding of some of the unique needs of veteran’s throughout their end of life journey.”

This event raised $1,000 for the UP Honor Flight. Elmer’s County Market, C & C Sales, Binks Coca Cola, The Store Gas Station and Thrivent Financial for supported the expenses associated with this event. Their support allowed the agnecy to donate all proceeds to the Honor Flight.

According to Scott Knauf, president of UP Honor Flight, he was very pleased that even though they are not able to fly this year, people are still thinking about them and helping to raise funds. The program hopes to have three flights next year — two in May and one in September. The goal of this program is to fly Upper Peninsula veterans who served from 1941 to May of 1975 to see the memorials that stand in their honor. The “Tour of Honor” is free to the veteran.

For more information on Hospice call Gayle DeShambo at 906-241-7974, Home Health 906-789-1305 and UP Honor Flight, Scott Knauf , 906-280-2871.

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