The world’s most popular sweet treat takes center stage at Hospice of Central New York’s annual Celebrating Life Through Chocolate fundraiser.
“What I really love about this event is that it’s mostly, it’s all really, chocolatiers, local people, bakeries that are local” says Bill Pfohl, Hospice Communications Officer. “So, you get to see some things that you’ve never seen before because they do some extra special stuff.”
Scheduled to participate in this year’s event:
- The Speach Family Candy Shoppe
- Confection Connection
- Corso’s Cookies
- Geddes Bakery
- Nick and Angelo’s Ristorante
- Avalon Document Services
- Ma & Pa’s Kettle Corn
- Doubletree by Hilton
- Angela’s Sweet Creations
- Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
- Sweet on Chocolate
Celebrating Life Through Chocolate also features great wines, which are paired with chocolates. In addition, “We’re doing a wine pull this year which is really exciting” says Hospice Development Coordinator Preslie Barney. “You buy a ticket, you pull a number, and whatever number you get is the bottle of wine you get to go home with at the end of the night.”
Also planned are a silent auction and live music from the band House Blend.
Celebrating Life Through Chocolate is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th at Bella Domani on East Taft Road in North Syracuse. It goes from 5:30pm until 8pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at HospiceCNY.org or by calling 315-634-1100. They’ll be $35 at the door.
Hospice of Central New York says they are our community’s expert resource at the end-of-life, providing comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration.
“Usually it doesn’t cost anything for somebody to enter into Hospice” says Pfohl. “Medicare, Medicaid, insurance pay for those benefits. It costs about $190 a day to serve those patients, and Medicare, Medicaid, all those places give us about $170, so there’s a $20 gap each patient, each day which adds up, and that’s what these fundraisers are for. Most people never see a co-pay, never see an invoice, never see anything when it comes to hospital beds or medications or anything they need for comfort care.”