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Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) provides $50,000 gift to Niagara Hospice fundraising campaign


Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am

Donation helps fund new automated medication dispensing systems for Hospice House patients

Niagara Hospice announced a major gift from Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) to its fall fundraising campaign toward the purchase of two new automated medication-dispensing system units at Hospice House.

A press release noted, “These units allow medications to be stored, accessed and dispensed near the point of care, while controlling and tracking drug distribution.

“Consistent with the national prevalence of diabetes, Niagara Hospice, in 2022, cared for 214 patients with diabetes – or approximately 21% of all Niagara Hospice admissions were impacted by the disease.”

Craig Schultz, founder and president of D.A.D., said, “Our organization was looking for an impactful way to assist older Niagara County residents with diabetes, and the opportunity to be a part of funding the new medication systems at Hospice House was a natural fit for us to address the needs of all hospice patients during end-of-life care. As a fellow nonprofit organization in Niagara County, we are pleased to support Niagara Hospice this holiday season as they pursue their campaign goal of $100,000 for the two units.”

Niagara Hospice President and CEO John Lomeo said, “We are very appreciative of this generous gift from Drive Against Diabetes. The interest that Craig Schultz and his foundation staff showed in supporting this essential medication system was inspiring to our staff. It is always such a wonderful gesture when another organization reaches out to help us with our fundraising campaign to ensure continued high-quality comfort care for Niagara County residents and their families.”

To support the campaign, organizations and individuals can visit NiagaraHospice.org/Giving to make secure online donations; or call 716-439-4417.

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