PERMIT NO. 3335 NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE BUFFALO, NY PAID Thirteen years of celebrating memories...we hope Maryalice Demler you’ll join us! Since 1997, the Hospice Memorial WGRZ-TV News Anchor Walk has raised $1.7 million. With plenty Walk as a team! Honorary Chair of fun and food, games and prizes, A team is... Any number of people who are committed to raising P R E S E N T E D B Y you’ll have a great time as you the team minimum of $1,500. Gather a few friends, support a wonderful cause. family and coworkers, or sign up a whole crowd. A team captain is... The person who organizes the team, recruiting family and friends to participate. With our special web site, managing a team couldn’t be easier! Create your own S P E C I A L T H A N K S T O O U R S P O N S O R S Sunday, May 17 – Join our Hats Off to Hospice Club! Memorial Walk web page and you can e-mail your contacts, raise donations and much more – all online. a perfect day for a walk! Everyone who raises $250 or more is entitled to Celebrate memories with a day full of fun. You’ll enjoy membership with these special benefits, in addition Team incentives are... games, face painting, special guests and prizes – not to the individual fundraising incentives described Exclusive perks that add to the fun. Raise $3,000 or to mention a fabulous picnic! Take our 5K walk [3.1 in this brochure: more by May 7 and your team will receive a 4" x 8" miles] through Buffalo’s scenic waterfront and historic brick along the Hospice Memorial Walkway at the A Hospice Memorial Walk baseball cap. Hospice Mitchell Campus. On walk day, members downtown, with refreshments along the way. Or try the one-mile fun walk that’s just right for families A 2009 Hospice Memorial Walk pin – enjoy access to the VIP tent with tables and chairs for with small children and people in wheelchairs. the fourth in our collector’s series. Earn a new one picnic dining! Celebrating each year, and wear them on your cap with pride! How to register as a team memories Do it all online! Recognition in the Hospice Dateline newsletter. Call 686-8090 to request your team kit. Even better, Register online and take advantage of user-friendly visit www.hospicememorialwalk.com to download tools to collect donations, build a team and more. Visit An invitation to the annual Hats Off to Hospice a PDF version. www.hospicememorialwalk.com and see how easy it is. Club recognition event and photo shoot in Registration deadline is May 7 Logistics support provided by August. All team members must register online. We encourage Thank you for helping Hospice you to register early, so you can maximize the ease, Hospice helps patients make choices about their care, convenience and potential of raising funds online! supports people who are grieving and educates both professionals and the community about end-of-life issues. By celebrating memories and raising new Don’t miss our funds, you help us extend our valuable services and Hats Off to Hospice Club members had plenty to celebrate theme basket auction! New compassion to even more patients and families who location! at our summer 2008 recognition event. Join the fun – Create a basket valued at $50 or more and are dealing with serious illness. We – and they – this group of super fundraisers grows bigger every year! deliver it to the Hospice Mitchell Campus on May 7. Sunday, May 17 are truly grateful! Then be sure to bring some cash on walk day – Erie Canal Harbor $5 gets you one sheet of 25 auction tickets, www.hospicememorialwalk.com. Central Wharf plus one door prize entry. Even better, near HSBC Arena and Add a photo get five sheets for $20! the Naval & Military Park to our Hospice Check-in 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Celebrating Family Album memories Sign up online today! Walk 11:00 a.m. Our celebration of memories grows bigger every year. To display a picture of your loved one at Walk for the fun of it.” ! Sunday, May 17 the Hospice Memorial Walk, simply e-mail it to ewion “There’s nothing like this event, and this cause, to bring Walk to say thanks.” N at Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org or include it with your family and friends together. Rain or shine, we’ll be there!” “We’re all so grateful for the support our dad received. c registration form. Sorry, photos cannot be returned. We’ll never forget the kind compassion of Hospice.” lo near HSBC Arena and the Naval & Military Park Check-in 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget! E-mail or send a photo of Walk 11:00 a.m. your loved one for our Hospice Family Album. For more information, call 686-8090 or visit www.hospicememorialwalk.com and sign up online. The Hospice Foundation of Western New York supports Hospice Buffalo, St. John Baptist/Hospice Buffalo House, Home Care Buffalo/Essential Care for Children, Caring Hearts Home Care and Life Transitions Center, Inc. D O N A T I O N F O R M R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M Individual walkers, please visit www.hospicememorialwalk.com Walk to help spread the word Join the Hats Off to Hospice Club and help us reach our goal – $250 or more for every walker! to register online or complete and submit this form by May 7 “We just can’t say enough about Hospice. This form must be submitted with your donation money. Please make checks payable to the Hospice Foundation. with a registration fee of $20 for each walker age 13 or over. They’re absolutely the most wonderful To be eligible for an incentive, walkers must turn in From May 8-13, no advance registrations will be accepted people in the world.” all donations by June 15. All incentives except for by mail or in person, but online registration will be open T-shirts and memory ribbons will be mailed in August. with a registration fee of $50. After May 13, please come WALKER’S NAME DAYTIME PHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS If you would like your full donation to go to and register at the walk with a $50 registration fee. All team Great incentives for Hospice, you may opt not to receive an incentive members must register online. HOME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP celebrating memories by checking the appropriate box when you register. It’s so easy to do everything online! Ribbons for a wreath of memories I’M WALKING IN MEMORY OF M F Raise $100 or more and you will receive two colored Hospice Memorial Walk Early Day YOUR NAME AGE How to register as an individual walker ribbons in memory of your loved one – one to wear at the SPONSOR’S NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS DONATION COLLECTED Thursday, May 7 JOHN & JANE SAMPLE 123 MAIN ST. BUFFALO, NY 14222 $25 Register online at www.hospicememorialwalk.com or HOME ADDRESS walk, and the other to add to a wreath we will display at Hospice Mitchell Campus complete and mail the attached registration form by the Hospice Mitchell Campus through May 2010. Each May 7. All walkers age 13 or over must register and 225 Como Park Boulevard CITY STATE ZIP color signifies a relationship: purple for mother; green Cheektowaga must pay a registration fee of $20. for father; red for a spouse; orange for a grandparent; 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. No walk-in or mail registrations will be accepted DAYTIME PHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS pink or blue for a child; dark blue for a sibling; turquoise between May 8 and May 13. Online registrations May 7 is the last day to register as an individual, will be accepted with a registration fee of $50. for a friend; yellow for a relative or other. I’M WALKING IN MEMORY OF: with a registration fee of $20 per walker. After May 13, please register at the walk with a RAISE RECEIVE Come and give your registration form to one NUMBER OF CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER WALKING WITH ME: $50 registration fee. $2,500 $250 Wegmans gift card PLUS 4"x 8" brick of our volunteers. Remember, your registration fee counts toward your along the Hospice Memorial Walkway $250 Other: total to earn incentives! Laptop computers will be available so you MY FUNDRAISING GOAL IS: PLUS Hats Off to Hospice membership can register online. How to use our online fundraising tools PLUS T-shirt PLUS a memory ribbon Do not send my incentive. I would like my full Just follow the prompts on the home page. Drop off your donations and you won’t have donation to go to Hospice. $1,000 - $200 Wegmans gift card PLUS Hats Off to stand in line on walk day. If you’re a new user, create a User ID and password. $2,499 to Hospice membership PLUS T-shirt Yes, please send e-mails about the latest Hospice If you registered last year, use your existing User ID PLUS a memory ribbon Pick up your picnic lunch bracelet, free gift news and happenings. and password. and T-shirt, plus a memory ribbon if you Once you register, you can create your own web page, $750 - $150 Wegmans gift card PLUS Hats Off raise $100 or more. I am unable to walk, but would like to upload photos of your loved one and exchange e-mails $999 to Hospice membership PLUS T-shirt volunteer make a donation of $ ___________. PLUS a memory ribbon with family and friends. Ask your supporters to make their donations online $500 - $75 Wegmans gift card PLUS Hats Off to Please complete this form and send it at our secure site. $749 Hospice membership PLUS T-shirt PLUS with a check or money order by May 7. Management buttons give you many options, a memory ribbon Hospice Foundation, Hospice Memorial Walk, so take time to explore them all. Win a Flip Video™ 225 Como Park Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14227-1480 $250 - $25 Wegmans gift card PLUS Hats Off to Return often to check your progress and update $499 Hospice membership PLUS T-shirt PLUS your page. Ultra camcorder! Or charge my credit card: a memory ribbon Have questions? Just call the Hospice Foundation Walkers who sign up on MasterCard Visa Discover American Express at 686-8090. Our goal is for every walker or before May 7 will be to raise $250 or more! entered to win a cool $150 Registration $ camcorder, so don’t delay! CARDHOLDER’S NAME Win a flat panel TV! $150 - $25 Wegmans gift card PLUS T-shirt Additional donations $ Don’t miss out on our grand $249 PLUS a memory ribbon CREDIT CARD NUMBER prize drawing for a 19 " Samsung $100 - EXPIRATION DATE [MM/YY] Total $ LCD flat panel TV, valued at $149 T-shirt PLUS a memory ribbon Walk to give back $400! To be entered, you must “Our family’s experience with Hospice I hereby waive all claims against The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care and Company matching donation [please include all necessary forms/paper work] its affiliates, the sponsors of the Hospice Memorial Walk, volunteers and register online by May 7 and $75 - continues to inspire us! All of us are Hospice Memorial Walk long-sleeve T-shirt determined to participate every year.” staff members of Hospice for any injury I [or my child] might suffer during the raise a minimum of $250. $99 Total $ Hospice Memorial Walk. I grant full permission to the Hospice Foundation to use photographs of me [and my child] for promotional purposes. Donations to the Hospice Memorial Walk are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. SIGNATURE DATE [MM/DD/YYYY] A copy of the latest annual report of the Hospice Foundation of WNY, Inc., may be obtained upon request from the organization or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Your canceled check or e-mail confirmation is your receipt. Acknowledgment letters will not be sent.