Our Mission: To care for anyone experiencing the impact 
of a life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.
Outstanding community volunteers and supporters of all walks of life come together each day to assist Hospice of Santa Barbara in its mission to provide free care for anyone experiencing the impact of life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one. HSB will recognize three incredible individuals who have lent their time and talents to make a significant difference both to the organization and to the community by advancing compassionate end-of-life care in Santa Barbara.  I hope you will join us on Thursday, September 24th as we honor these extraordinary individuals.  

Meet our 2015 Heroes of Hospice Honorees
2015 Heroes of Hospice Award recipients, from left, Alan Miller, accepting the Philanthropist Award presented posthumously to H. Guy DiStefano; Catherine Remak, Volunteer Award; and Dr. Stephen Hosea, Professional Award
Dr. Stephen Hosea
Locally, Dr. Stephen Hosea became the point man for the battle against AIDS in the 1980s and '90s, and Hospice of Santa Barbara is thrilled to honor this pioneer in end of life education. While untrained in providing hospice at the time of the AIDS outbreak, Dr. Hosea turned to late HSB CEO Gail Rink, who the doctor says helped him through these dark times. 

HSB has relied on Dr. Hosea's expertise as well, and in 2002 he was named medical advisor for the HSB Board of Directors. 

To read more about Dr. Hosea, click here.

Alan Miller
Former Hospice of Santa Barbara Foundation Trustee Alan Miller is accepting the Heroes of Hospice award on behalf of the late Hector Guy DiStefano, who left a substantial endowment to the HSB Foundation.

A certified public accountant, Alan has been operating his own firm since 1980. Among his clients was Hector, who had no children and left his fortune to several charities and nonprofits, including HSB. Hector's wealth was primarily from stock inherited by his late wife, Doris Di Stefano.

"I am not the hero," said Alan. "He is."

The generous gift has allowed HSB to continue on its mission to provide compassionate care to the dying and bereavement counseling, making Alan and Hector true Heroes of Hospice. 

To read more about Alan Miller and H. Guy DiStefano, click here.

Catherine Remak
With over two decades of experience in radio broadcast, Catherine Remak has one of the most recognizable voices around. Catherine co-hosts the long-running "Gary and Catherine in the Morning" on KLITE, owns CR Voice Productions and has lent her voice to thousands of television and radio commercials. But Hospice of Santa Barbara is delighted to recognize her as one of our Heroes of Hospice because she has also become an advocate for the importance of hospice care and a "champion for nonprofits." 

Catherine has served on the HSB Board of Directors and volunteered her services as an emcee for the annual HSB Light Up A Life ceremonies over the last 15 years.

To read more about Catherine Remak, click here.

Emeritus Board Recognition
Hospice of Santa Barbara will also recognize emeritus board members Gerd Jordano and Kenny Slaught at the Heroes of Hospice event.

Tickets for Heroes of Hospice may be purchased by calling (805) 563-8820. For more information, visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
Hospice of Santa Barbara Welcomes
Charles Caldwell as Gift Officer
Hospice of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce Charles Caldwell as its new Gift Officer. Caldwell brings with him 15 years of experience in fundraising and advancement, including major gifts, foundation giving, special events and donor outreach.
Prior to beginning his new role at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Caldwell served as the Director of Advancement at Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara, where he directed development, marketing and strategic planning services. Caldwell's efforts at Girl's Inc. helped produce consistent revenue growth and positioned the organization for even more success. Caldwell also previously served as Director of Special Project/Power of Partnership Initiative at United Way of Santa Barbara County.

Hospice is pleased to announce its expanded hours!
To better serve our community and its members, Hospice of Santa Barbara will now be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Expanded service will begin in October
Upcoming Events
August - October
Solo exhibition by  Margaret Singer- Leigh Block Gallery at  Hospice of Santa Barbara
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Community Five Wishes Workshop
The Alliance for Living and Dying Well offers free community workshops to facilitate end-of-life discussion and assistance in completing advanced health care directives.  Workshops are offered the third Thursday of each month at HSB. 
To register, please call 805-845-5314.

September 24th
12:00-1:30 pm
Heroes of Hospice Awards Luncheon
Ongoing Support Groups
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
FACT: Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. 
Thank you for all that you do to support our work! 
It is a remarkable privilege to witness the difference we make for those we serve on a daily basis. It is only through your generosity that we can accomplish all that we do and will do in the future.

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Our New Media Sponsor

"Just as Hospice of Santa Barbara is grateful to recognize individuals who have lent their time and talents to make a significant difference to us and our community, we are grateful to Noozhawk for their media sponsorship," said Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO David Selberg. "Through their readership, our community will hear how these Heroes of Hospice have advanced end-of-life care for our community."

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Meet our new partner...

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) and Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) are teaming up to bring bereavement services to families who have experienced the loss of a child from cancer. By partnering together, these two organizations will be providing a seamless support system to those families impacted by childhood cancer.

To read more, click here.
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Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra
Ste. 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: (805) 563-8820
Fax: (805) 563-8821

Email: info@hospiceofsb.org

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