• Our Hospice of South Central Indiana: 2023 Our Hospice Summer Concert Fundraising nets $123,000

    (September 15, 2023) The 37th Annual Our Hospice Summer Concert netted over $123,000 to Make Every Moment Count for people needing end-of-life care. “Sister Hazel and Levi Riggs performed a great show! The weather was perfect, and it was exciting to celebrate with 5,000-6,000 of our friends and supporters to raise money for the patients and families who need Our Hospice care. I am overwhelmed by the support we received,” said Steph Cain, President of Our Hospice.
    We are grateful to our Title Sponsors, FORVIA Faurecia and Columbus Regional Health, and Partner Sponsors Dunlap General & Mechanical Contractors and My TruAdvantage, SIHO for supporting the concert with much-needed funds for the care of our community served by Our Hospice. “Gathering the community for a live concert in Mill Race Park among the Exhibit Columbus art was exhilarating. Experiencing the show of support from our community energizes the team and encourages us to fulfill our mission, To Make Every Moment Count,” said Cain.
    “Funds raised from the Summer Concert activities will go directly to the care of patients and families cared for by Our Hospice, an end-of-life service that started in 1980. Our friends, supporters, and community members definitely responded positively, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Julie Davis, Event and Volunteer Services Manager for Our Hospice.
    A total of 4,809 raffle tickets were sold which helped Our Hospice net over $123,000 exceeding the goal of $120,000. “We are humbled by the tremendous support our communities demonstrated. We are grateful to those who donated directly or participated in our drive-thru event and purchased cookies, raffle tickets, and T-shirts. In fact, the winning raffle ticket was sold at the drive-thru event this year!” said Davis.

    • The drive-thru cookie, raffle & t-shirt sale held at the Hospice Center raised $3,435 and sold 305 dozen cookies baked by our staff and volunteers.

    • We are again grateful to The Tony London Company for their design of the 2023 Concert         T-shirts and The Republic for the design of the 2023 Concert Poster.

    Congratulations to the 2023 Raffle winners!
    $10,000 Grand Prize – Lynette Hall– Columbus, IN
    $500 1st Place – Heather Fruhner – Columbus, IN
    $250 2nd Place – Jacklyn Strietelmeier – Columbus, IN
    $150 3rd Place – Barb Krieg  - Francisco, IN
    $100 4th Place – Candi Hyden-Cincinnati, OH
    The funds raised will assist us in caring for our patients and families as we fulfill our mission To Make Every Moment Count. In addition to providing the highest quality care for our patients, including charitable care for patients who are uninsured or under-insured, our greatest needs for funds are to support three very important services: 
    • The Hospice Center, which serves patients and families needing a high level of care during an acute episode, for short-term family-caregiver respite, and for patients whose family needs time to determine caregiving arrangements. The Hospice Center is an additional benefit to our community, and it is not self-sustaining with reimbursement alone.
    • Bereavement Services, a free 13-month grief support service for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Bereavement services are a required offering that is not reimbursed at all.
    • Palliative Care, a minimally reimbursed specialty for the ongoing care of patients enduring a chronic or acute condition, while undergoing curative care. Palliative Care is reimbursed at a rate of about 18% of our cost.
     Prior Year’s Results
    Year Featured Artist Net Raffle Tickets Sold
    2023 Sister Hazel $123,000 4,809
    2022 Yacht Rock Revue (rained out) $147,000 4,704
    2021 Yacht Rock Revue (canceled due to Covid1) $174,000 * record 5,082 *new record
    2020 Yacht Rock Revue – Virtual (Covid1) $ 169,000 5, 026
    2019 Survivor $124,000 4,779
    2018 Randy Bachman $122,000 4,901
    2017 Blue Oyster Cult $124,000 4,744
    2016 Peter Cetera $120,000 4,843
    1 During Covid (2020-2021) there were fewer expenses as we didn’t hold a live concert; so therefore net revenue was higher during this timeframe.