WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST
Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA exists to raise awareness of hospice, promote compassionate services in the community, and ensure access to quality services for families in the Bristol Hospice service area, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages excellence in hospice care and other compassionate programs for families facing a life-limiting illness. Although most of the cost of hospice care is covered by insurance, some hospice families are uninsured or underinsured, so Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA steps in to assist. With relief from this financial burden, families can focus on their time together.
The goal of the Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA is to ensure families have access to hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay and is there to fill the gap for families who are uninsured or whose insurance benefits have run out. The foundation funding supports direct medical services to patients, spiritual and emotional support services for patients and their families, and a variety of community outreach and educational programs, including six sesssions of Kids Camp. Kids Camp is a grief camp for children dealing with the deal of a loved one.
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
Foundation Board of Directors 2023
President: Michele Cooper – San Joaquin Valley Mortgage
Vice President: Kim Van De Venter – Kern Medical
Secretary: Jesse Soto – California Resources Corportation
Treasurer: Bethane Banks – Houchin Community Blood Bank
Board Member: Jim LaMar – Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Board Member: Theresa Edmoundson-Olson – Keller Wiliams Realty
Board Member: Kris Simpson – Komoto Pharmacy
Board Member: Laronda Dillard-Smith – Kern Medical
Board Member: Shanna LeViner – Alpha Power Systems, Inc.
Board Member: Devin Bowlds – Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Board Member: Erica Rogers – Pomona Farming
Board Member: Faith Myers – Skin and Cancer Institute
Board Member: Diana Cerrillo – Centre for Neuro Skills
Foundation Director: Cherie Shoemake