Flowers and Friends Grow into Successful Fundraiser for Merrimack Valley Hospice


FlowerShow2016 The Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice hosted their 3rd annual Spring Has Sprung fundraiser brunch on Sunday, April 17 with a special floral arranging demonstration by Stephen Janavicus of Flowers by Steve, flower sales and prize raffles. Support for the event brought in more than $24,000 that day to benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice House and the services of Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Board vice president, Susan Desmet announced the 2016 Friends of Merrimack Valley annual gift commitment which includes specialized medication and computer carts to Merrimack Valley Hospice House located in Haverhill. These carts will enable the nurses to spend more time at the patient’s bedside. Additional funds raised during the year will be put toward charitable care for those facing financial hardship, so that they may receive quality, end-of-life care they deserve and need.

FlowerShow20162“The work of hospice and those cared for by Merrimack Valley Hospice is never forgotten,” said Stephen Janavicus, president of Friend of Merrimack Valley Hospice. “We are deeply appreciative of those who shared in making the Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice 3rd annual Spring Has Sprung fundraiser brunch and flower show such a huge success!”

The Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice was created by a passionate group of individuals touched by the work of Merrimack Valley Hospice and the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice is an auxiliary, all-volunteer service organization supporting Merrimack Valley Hospice’s patients and their families by raising awareness and funds through yearly activities. Membership is open to all and information is available at or by calling 978-552-4927.

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