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Hospice of Michigan to Host Chandeliers in the City

30th Annual Crystal Rose Celebration Honors HOM Community Partners
DETROIT, August 20, 2015 – Hospice of Michigan will host Chandeliers in the City, the 30th annual Crystal Rose Celebration, on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the former J.L. Hudson Co. warehouse in Detroit.

The offices of Campbell Ewald and Jack Morton Worldwide will throw open their doors at 5:30 p.m. to host Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan and his wife, Lori, who will welcome sponsors for a pre-glow reception. The main event will begin at 6 p.m. with a strolling dinner catered by Forte Belanger.

Chandeliers in the City, which promises an evening of urban elegance, honors the following organizational and community partners:

  • Dottie Deremo, executive emeritus, Hospice of Michigan
  • Rachael and John Hoffmann and Safety Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

“Our annual Crystal Rose Celebration gives us the opportunity to thank and recognize those who are committed to the success of Hospice of Michigan’s vision and mission,” said Robert Cahill, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan. “Last year, we transitioned the event from the traditional black-tie dinner to a more casual yet elegant evening that celebrates Detroit.

“We’re continuing the tradition this year by hosting the event at another iconic Detroit location: the former Hudson warehouse. We’re very excited about our new venue, which is rich with Detroit history but rarely open to the public.”

The former Hudson warehouse, which is attached to Ford Field, was converted into commercial office space after it closed in 1995. In addition to the Campbell Ewald and Jack Morton offices, the facility is also home to the law firm Bodman PLC.

The event, held at 2000 Brush St., includes an open bar, complimentary valet parking and entertainment by Ben Sharkey, Detroit’s own jazz crooner.

A Crystal Rose Award will be presented to each honoree. The image of the rose honors HOM’s roots as a volunteer-based organization and an early practice of placing a single long-stemmed red rose on the bed of a patient after death in memory of his or her life.

Proceeds from the dinner will support HOM’s ongoing nonprofit mission to provide comfort and care to all those in need of its services regardless of diagnosis, age or ability to pay. Tickets priced at $100 or sponsorships that start at $1,000 can be purchased at http://hom.convio.net/crg15 or by contacting Kimberly Ritter at 313.578.6268 or kritter@hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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