The 18th annual Hospice of Union County “Griffin Motor Company” golf tournament, held on May 19th at Providence Country Club, raised $125,171 for hospice patient care.  Rob and Jean Kreisher founded the event in 1997 and over $1,333,000 has been raised for patient care since the tournament began.

Following the tournament the 140 golfers and guests attended the reception that included a silent auction and awards ceremony.

In 2013 Hospice of Union County, a division of Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Network, provided 30,652 days of patient care with 1,278 of those days being uncompensated care.  The mission of Hospice is to ensure the provision of compassionate, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care that reduces suffering and enhances quality of life for patients and families experiencing advanced illness and end-of-life care.

Above (L-R):  Wayne Berg, Development Director, Hospice of Union County, Rob & Jean Kreisher, Volunteer Tournament Directors, Jamie Cicali, Executive Director, Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Network, Mary Durham, Executive Director Hospice of Union County, Macon Griffin, Griffin Motor Company