Hospice of Michigan to host Veterans Appreciation Ride in Big Rapids

Not-for-profit partnering with AmVets Post 1941 for event to honor veterans in the community

 BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (July 22, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan, the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, in conjunction with AmVets Post 1941 of Big Rapids, is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Ride from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Motorcyclists throughout the community are welcome to join in.

Starting at Hospice of Michigan’s office at 400 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids, an anticipated group of dozens of AmVet Riders, many who are veterans themselves, will lead a group of motorcyclists to visit veterans at four local Senior Living Partner residences. At each stop, the riders will present veterans special Hospice of Michigan veterans pins and personalized certificates recognizing their service – all as a way to say “thank you” to those heroes who have fought for our freedom.

The group of riders will take off in a rumble of thunder at noon, arriving at The Brook of Big Rapids (13897 215th Ave.) at 12:15 p.m., followed by The Metron of Big Rapids (725 Fuller Ave.) at 12:45 p.m., The Altercare of Big Rapids (805 West Ave.) at 1:15 p.m. and The Royal View of Canadian Lakes (9100 Buchanan Rd. in Mecosta) at 1:45 p.m.

The Veterans Appreciation Ride is part of Hospice of Michigan’s dedication to the national We Honor Veterans program, which recognizes organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. Hospice of Michigan was the first hospice provider in the state to achieve a “Level Four” status, a commitment most other hospice providers have not achieved. Hospice of Michigan has been specially trained to address the unique end-of-life care needs of our nations’ vets. 25 percent of Hospice of Michigan’s patients are veterans.

All riders are welcome to attend this special event honoring our brave men and women. A special BBQ lunch will be served at the final stop for all participating bikers.

For more information and to register, please contact Ashley Glazier at aglazier@HOM.org or 231.942.3548.

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar