Night on the Town
For 11 years in our community, NorthCrest has hosted a fundraising event for NorthCrest Hospice known as Night on the Town. Through the years, The Springfield Center’s stage has hosted Mike Keith, the voice of the Titans, Lucy & Ricky Ricardo impersonators, comedian Leanne Morgan, A Night with Saddam writer Mark Green and more. A plethora of themes have been presented – Medieval, Game Showtacular, Las Vegas, 70’s and more. The 2015 April event shook things up a bit and featured a “Denim & Diamonds” theme at the Smiley Hollow Barn. Funds raised through this event has equaled approximately $400,000 for NorthCrest Hospice!
This event means so much to our community because NorthCrest Hospice serves Robertson County and 4 counties that border it. For 30 years, they have been allowing families to be together when they need it most… sharing final days in peace, comfort and dignity. NorthCrest Hospice realizes that care and support for the family does not end after the loss of a loved one. The care team works not only with their patients during their illness, but also follow the family up to a year to help them through the grieving process by providing grief support, grief counseling, pastoral counseling and a unique summer camp for grieving children called Camp TAG – currently in its 22nd year.
We at NorthCrest Hospice realize that when faced with a terminal illness, many patients and family members may dwell on the imminent loss of life rather than making the most of the life that remains. NorthCrest Hospice helps patients reclaim the spirit of life. It helps them understand that even though death can lead to sadness, anger and pain, it can also lead to opportunities for reminiscence, laughter, reunion, and hope—hope that hospice will enable a patient to live his or her life to its fullest.