Friends donate $33,300



The Friends of Hospice, a group of volunteers who raise funds for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, recently donated a check in the amount of $33,300 to the hospice. The group sponsors several fundraisers during the year most notably the Wine and Cheese Festival, High Tea for Hospice and a Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle. Their donations enable the not-for-profit hospice to purchase items that may be needed for patient comfort and business operating efficiency.


The group, open to anyone in the community, meets the second Monday of each month at the Karen Ann Quinlan administrative office, located on 99 Sparta Avenue in Newton. More information about Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and volunteering can be found online at


Featured in the photo from left to right: Bea Smith, Gay Van Etton, Lisa O’Hara, Julia Quinlan, Co-Founder of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Nancy Gallo and Gail Burckes


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