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Memorial Boat Cruise

Saturday, September 28

Set sail aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet as we host our 4th Annual Memorial Boat Cruise on Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be joined by emcee Mike Clark, of WTAE Pittsburgh Action News. The morning will include a breakfast buffet, video tribute and reading of the names of those who we will celebrate on this boat cruise along Pittsburgh’s beautiful rivers. Cost per person is $50 for adults, $30 for children ages 3 to 12, and FREE for children under 3. Guests will receive a flower and have time to reflect on their loved ones before tossing flowers into the river. For more information and to register, click here.

*Family members are encouraged to provide photos of their loved ones in advance of this event to become a part of the tribute video. We can accept up to four photos. Please either mail or email photos to Dianne Whetsell, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or whetselld@upmc.edu. Photos should be received no later than Friday, September 6.



Your Lucky Day $10,000 Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000! Secure your chance at winning either the first prize of $10,000 or the second prize of a (1) complete pack of Pennsylvania Lottery $5 scratch off tickets, with a retail value of $750. 
With each chance purchased at $50, your name will be entered into our electronic system. No physical tickets will be issued. Winners will be randomly selected on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and will be notified by phone. 
For additional information or questions regarding the drawing, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator, at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu. All proceeds from this raffle benefit the comfort and care of Family Hospice patients and their families. For additional information or to print a copy of the order form, click hereTo purchase tickets online, click here.



Friends of Family Hospice 6th Annual Family Treasures Sale

Thank you for your donations!  We have collected a wide array of fantastic items and we are bursting at the seams!  The last day we will be able to accept donations will be Thursday August 29th.  ‚ÄčDonations will be accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. at the front desk. Contact Pat at 412-833-7315 regarding furniture donations. Please email famhospsale@gmail.com for any other questions.
Please join us for this year’s sale on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, located at 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. 


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 412-572-8800.

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