Hospice in the Pines supporters hold Walk to remember loved ones, increase awareness

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Dozens of loyal supporters of Hospice in the Pines took part in this year's seventh annual Memory Walk.  Hospice holds the walk in memory of the families they've served.  Organizers said it's an opportunity to connect with the community.

It's also a chance to educate people about the services Hospice offers, many of which they say are under-utilized.

"We provide comfort care to patients and families that have been given a limited life expectancy of six months or less. We also have an inpatient facility which is one of our, I think still one of the hidden secrets of Lufkin," Napoleon Shaw, Administrative Director said.

About 70 participants joined the 1.5 mile walk which began at the Joe W. Elliott House in Lufkin.

While it's not a fundraiser, many made contributions so Hospice can help supply care to families and patients.

According to their website, Hospice in the Pines opened its doors in April, 1986.  Their service area covers a 70-mile radius including 12 counties: Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler and Walker.  Hospice in the Pines is licensed by the Texas department of Aging and Disability Services to provide hospice and personal assistance services.

Click here for more information on making a donation to Hospice: http://hospiceinthepines.org/donate.php

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