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Area Institutions Light Up to ‘Paint Chattanooga Purple’ for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Nov. 5

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 2, 2018) – Several area institutions and organizations will join Hospice of Chattanooga in illuminating their buildings to “Paint Chattanooga Purple” on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5, in observation of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

“Driving around the region on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5, you will be able to see buildings and landmarks everywhere beautifully illuminated in the color purple,” Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga, said.

“Hospice of Chattanooga and our partners want everyone in our community to recognize how important end of life care-giving is to the wonderful quality of life we enjoy in the Tennessee Valley and beyond. We are recognizing the many medical professionals, chaplains, volunteers and countless others who give so much of themselves to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people who facing an end-of-life journey--and also the continued care for the loved ones they will leave behind,” Wood said.

Among those joining Hospice of Chattanooga in support of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the region-wide awareness campaign are:

  • Chambliss Law Firm
  • Chattanooga Convention Center
  • EPB
  • Erlanger Health System
  • Hunter Museum of Art
  • Ruby Falls
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • The Westin Chattanooga

This year makes the 40th consecutive year in which November has been designated as a month-long national effort to raise awareness for hospice care. National Hospice and Palliative Care Month recognizes the strength and compassion of the professionals and volunteers who help people live with dignity, comfort and support at the end of life.

About Hospice of Chattanooga

Founded in 1980, Hospice of Chattanooga offers a variety of family-focused services that seek to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during their end-of-life journey, and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond. Chattanooga’s first and longest-running hospice organization also offers palliative care services for those facing a serious illness and special programs for children facing life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice of Chattanooga serves people in 18 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia through eight locations in Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland, Dayton, Jasper and Rossville. More information is available at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or by calling (423) 892-4289.

Driving around the region on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5, you will be able to see buildings and landmarks everywhere beautifully illuminated in the color purple.

Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga

PHOTO CAPTION: Ruby Falls (pictured) is one of several area institutions and organizations that will join Hospice of Chattanooga to “Paint Chattanooga Purple” on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5, in observation of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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About Hospice of Chattanooga

Founded in 1980, Hospice of Chattanooga offers a variety of family-focused services that seek to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during their end-of-life journey, and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond. Chattanooga’s first and longest-running hospice organization also offers palliative care services for the chronically ill who are not facing a terminal diagnosis and special programs for children facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice of Chattanooga serves people in 18 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia through eight locations in Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland, Dayton, Jasper and Rossville. More information is available at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or by calling (423) 892-4289.

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