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Hospice of Michigan to Host Fly and Remember Memorial Service

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan residents are invited to come out and fly a kite to honor their lost loved ones during the 2019 Fly and Remember event. The annual, uplifting ceremony will take place Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. until noon at Starr Jaycee Park, located at 1101 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak. Participation is free.

Hosted by Hospice of Michigan and its partners, Henry Ford SandCastles and A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Homes, Fly and Remember offers an enjoyable opportunity to remember and celebrate those who live on in our memories. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their relationship with a loved one, regardless of how recent their loss might be, by personalizing and flying a kite in their honor. Kite-making materials will be provided at no cost. Attendees may bring their own kite or choose to use one that will be provided by Hospice of Michigan. Singer Al Bettis will also provide additional entertainment by performing his hit single “It Is Beautiful.”

All are welcome to attend Fly and Remember, regardless of whether their loved one received care from Hospice of Michigan. Hot dogs and light snacks will also be served.

To register for the 2019 Fly and Remember event, please contact Wesley Lawton at 586.263.8514 or wlawton@hom.org.

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 Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.