WinnMed Hospice announces details of annual memorial ride

May 23, 2024

The annual WinnMed Hospice Memorial Ride is set for Sunday, June 23.  The event will begin on the WinnMed campus in Decorah with a free-will donation breakfast, and will be held rain or shine.

The 2024 event will support specialty therapies for hospice patients: Pet Therapy, Music Therapy and Massage Therapy. Additionally this year’s donations will support WinnMed Hospice’s “We Honor Veterans” program.

“There are many benefits to the complimentary therapies provided through WinnMed Hospice,” says Nancy Haberichter, director of WinnMed Hospice.  “For hospice patients dealing with both physical and emotional pain and anxiety, the therapies can provide positive changes in mood, relaxation, peace and comfort. They reduce anxiety and stress and bring on more social interaction with caregivers and families. These therapies inevitably bring a smile to the faces of patients, which in turn, is a gift to both hospice staff as well as to families.”  She adds, “This year we are hoping to add more services to our hospice patients who are veterans by providing them with specialized care geared toward their service to country.”

Breakfast is open to the public from 9 -10:30 am in the WinnMed Cafeteria.  Convenient parking is available in Lot E. Anyone is welcome to come and have breakfast, whether riding or not.

Poker Run

All vehicles are welcome to participate in the poker run. The ride entry fee is $20 per person and sign-in is available at WinnMed from 9-10:30 am (during the breakfast). Bikes and cars will take off at 11:00 am from WinnMed to begin the poker run. The ride will take a tour of the beautiful roads of Northeast Iowa and Southeast Minnesota and end at Pivo Brewery in Calmar at 4:30 pm with a silent auction, door prizes and refreshments. WinnMed Hospice provides end-of-life care that ensures quality of life, compassion and comfort for patients and their loved ones. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients and families in Allamakee, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. Haberichter says, “We have received such wonderful support from the communities we serve. We are extremely happy to provide all these therapies to our patients and excited to offer Veteran services as well. The Hospice Memorial Ride donations will help to keep these therapies available for a long time to come.” For more

Keep Reading
WinnMed holds annual community picnic Thursday, August 31
August 16, 2023
WinnMed Hospice ride and breakfast set for June 25
June 13, 2023

Close Button

close modal button