For Immediate Release:
September 5, 2019

(Alexandria, VA) – In conjunction with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, fundraising affiliate National Hospice Foundation (NHF)  is partnering with Give Kids the World Village  to provide a special experience to a limited number of pediatric hospice or palliative care patients and their families.

This trip would include theme park tickets, all meals and lodging for the patient and their parents and siblings, and travel reimbursement from NHF’s Lighthouse of Hope Fund.

“We are excited to offer pediatric patients and families this special opportunity to visit Orlando while hundreds of hospice and palliative care team members from across the country will be there for our annual Interdisciplinary Conference,” said President and CEO of NHPCO and NHF Edo Banach.

“Maximizing quality of life for patients and family caregivers is at the heart of the hospice philosophy of care. As part of our commitment to leading person- and family-centered care, NHPCO is honored to help some special young people make treasured memories with loved ones,” Banach added.

Eligible patients for this opportunity are between the ages of 3-18, are under the care of an NHPCO member provider, and have not had a prior experience through a wish-granting organization. More information about this opportunity and the application form are available on NHF’s website.

Applications from NHPCO provider members are due October 14; questions may be directed to

About NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Conference
The 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference offers a unique blend of keynotes, educational sessions, preconference learning and networking opportunities grounded in the philosophy of the interdisciplinary team.  Attendees engage with colleagues from across the country as they learn about new approaches, successful models, and innovations from the field.


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