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Taylor Eagles to Hold 15th Annual Soup Up to Benefit Hospice of Michigan

Taylor, Michigan, March 6, 2014 – The Taylor Eagles Aerie #3138 will hold its 15th Annual Soup Up event to benefit Hospice of Michigan.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, March 15 at 23900 Goddard Road in Taylor and feature assorted soups prepared by members and local restaurants. Live entertainment will be provided by bands MoJo, $2 Highway, Superlast and Riavl.

The event will also include live and silent auctions, a pool tournament, numerous 50/50 raffles and basket raffles of items donated by local businesses including Cedar Point, Meijer, the Children’s Museum in Ann Arbor and others.

“Our organization has a deep commitment to giving back to the community,” said Soup Up Co-chair Barbara Kirby. “We appreciate the great work that Hospice of Michigan does each day, and this is our way to support them. It’s an added bonus that the donations stay in our own community.”

Ticket prices for the all-you-can-eat soup meal are $10 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The cost of admission without soup is only $2.

“We are pleased and grateful to the Taylor Eagles for continuing to promote our mission,” said Kishon Harbert, philanthropy specialist for HOM. “They have developed a fun – and tasty – event that the community looks forward to every year. Their amazing work allows HOM to continue its mission to provide comfort care for our patients, giving them quality of life at the end of life.”

Last year, the Taylor Eagles raised more than $8,700 for HOM. In the past 14 years, Soup Up has raised more than $70,000 for Hospice of Michigan.

Organizations that are interested in holding a fundraiser or event to benefit HOM should call Harbert at 313.578.6268.

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 non-profit cares for more than 1,400 patients each day in 56 counties across Michigan, 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 healthcare 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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