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Give Big Pittsburgh

Through May 31, please consider participating in Give Big Pittsburgh, a city-wide fundraising effort to support non-profits whose operations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rather than waiting until Giving Tuesday to launch the fourth annual Give Big Pittsburgh campaign, the Pittsburgh Magazine is jumping in now with the COVID-19 Response Campaign in effort to assist in raising critical dollars for nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania during this time of exceptional need. Click here to donate! Thank you.





Virtual Grief Support Discussion

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us in an online guided conversation about coping with loss during current, and potentially future, times when we are prevented from personal contact.  We will discuss how to manage the loss of a loved one while having to be physically distant, and resources and approaches available in  caring for our seriously-ill loved ones.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Heather Mikes, Medical Director for UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport Hospitals' Palliative Care Services.
  • Roberta Gillespie, Physician Assistant for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Palliative Care Services
  • Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn, Family Hospice Bereavement Counselor
  • John Slater, John F. Slater Funeral Homes Supervisor
  • Lynne Pavlic Marshall, family member of Family Hospice patient

To register, please click here



A Tasteful Gathering

NEW DATE!  Thursday, October 8, 2020,  6 - 8 p.m.

Join this event to try a variety of locally made wine, moonshine, bourbon and vodka. Our distinguished purveyors include Four Twelve Project, Deer Creek Winery, and Country Hammer Moonshine. Fifth Season and Four Twelve Project, innovative local food vendors, are two of several menu contributors featured at the event.

While mixing and mingling, take in the art and music of Chris Hannigan, a nationally touring singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh. Click here for more information and to order tickets.



33rd Annual Golf Benefit

NEW DATE!  Friday, September 25, 2020
South Hills Country Club

Save the date for Family Hospice's upcoming golf benefit! We are excited to be hosting this at a new course and hope you can join us. The shotgun start is at 10 a.m. Come early and enjoy a cocktail from the Bloody Mary Bar. A breakfast buffet and awards dinner are included.  Compete for skill prizes including a $50,000 hole-in-one contest, sponsored by USA Compression.

Radio sportscaster, Jim Colony, will emcee the event. Jim currently works at the Pittsburgh station KDKA-FM, a.k.a. 93.7 The Fan, serving on The Fan Morning Show with Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack. Colony also provides sports updates three times an hour from 6 a.m. to noon on The Fan and twice an hour on KDKA-AM Morning News.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Family Hospice Foundation which funds patient and family programs and services. 

Click here for registration information. Questions may be directed to Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu.


Thank you to our sponsors:



How to Start the Discussion About End-of-Life Care 

Just Talk About It: view these :60-second videos, which serve as perfect conversation starters on various end-of-life care topics.




Family Hospice provides speakers to clubs, organizations, faith groups, senior communities, health professionals, and students, at no cost.  This program is made possible through a generous grant from the McElhattan Foundation.  Click here for a brochure. 

To schedule a speaker or for more information, please call Chrissy Meduho at 412-398-1395. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • "Conversation Ready": How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider About Complex Medical Issues
  • Financial Planning
  • Aging In Place
  • Ethics, Medical Marijuana and Serious Illness
  • Living And Aging Well
  • Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths of Hospice
  • "Ask The Expert" Panel