Hospice Foundation

The Helping Hands Award began in 1985 to recognize those who have contributed to the greater good of the community. In the event's 33 years it has raised $4,249,928 to support the work of Center for Hospice Care.

The 34th Annual Helping Hands dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and honor a faithful servant of our community for over 60 years – an individual known and loved by many – Sister Carmel Marie, C.S.C.

With a remarkable history of service and sacrifice, Sr. Carmel continues – at the age of 85 – to volunteer at four local nonprofit agencies, including CHC's South Bend Hospice House and as assistant librarian at St. Joseph High School.

Last year, Cente rfor Hospice Care provided more than $2.2 million in unreimbursed and discounted patient care and bereavement services to patients and families. Much like Sr. Carmel, we are proud to give back to the community, and look forward to a beautiful evening recognizing her service!