FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: November 19, 2008
CONTACT: Dr. Roxanne Debski- Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
PHONE: 973-383-0115 FAX 973-383-6889
PHOTO: Nora Bertocci, NJHPCO Board Chairperson presents Richard Clayton from Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Volunteer of the Year award.
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice volunteer receives NJHPCO Hospice Team Award.
Newton-November 19, 2008- Richard Clayton, who volunteers for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award at the annual New Jersey Hospice & Palliative Care Organization annual conference held in Eatontown, NJ this past November 12 & 13. At the conference dinner honoring award winners, he was described as a “jack of all trades” by Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice staff and board of directors and “keeps their motor running”. His nominators praised his tireless efforts ranging from physical labor and light bulb changing to his pivotal roles in the recent renovation of the agency’s building.
A former law enforcement officer, he is also a member of the Blue Knights of New Jersey and produces its annual New Year’s Day Chilly-Chili Run (a motorcycle rally fundraiser for the hospice) whose grand prize is a Harley motorcycle. Since 1991 Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has raffled off a new Harley, selling tickets throughout the year. Each year only 2000 tickets are sold at $20.00 each and are available at the hospice location in Newton, the New Jersey State Fair, and other locations as they become offered. Friends of Hospice rely on Clayton to trailer the bike from location to location. He currently lives with his wife in Sussex County and can be seen arranging tables, carrying items, or selling tickets at most hospice fundraisers or events. “We couldn’t do it without you.”—Friends of Hospice.
For more information on NJHPCO and their activities or information about hospice, please visit their website www.njhospice.org. For more information on the Harley ticket raffle, please visit the hospice website or call them at 973-383-0115, or use their 800 number below.
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and Home Care assistance for recovery patients. For Northern NJ and PA, please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ, Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care, 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 315 West Harford St., Milford, PA. For all programs and events or for more information please visit their web site www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.