Haverhill, Mass. (January 28, 2020) – Members of the Lanam Club, a premier business and social club in Andover, recently donated $3,500 to High Pointe House in Haverhill. The licensed, state-of-the-art hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice provides a comfortable, home-like alternative to hospitalization for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
The Lanam Club, which partnered with the Clive and Suzanne Fazioli Charitable Foundation and Flowers by Steve, raised the funds through its Fall Harvest event featuring a three-course dinner prepared by Chef Richard Gianelly, dancing and a wine tasting.
The Lanam Club raised the funds through its Fall Harvest event, which included a three-course dinner prepared by Chef Richard Gianelly, dancing and a wine tasting.
Geoff Piva, general manager of the Lanam Club, said he expects the Fall Harvest to become an annual fundraiser.
“The members involved are supporters of High Pointe House and approached me to facilitate the event,” Piva said. “Lanam Club is always excited to give back to the community when possible.”
Hospice services are available to patients whose illness is no longer responding to curative treatment and palliative, or comfort care, has been chosen. Merrimack Valley Hospice provides the clinical excellence, services and support necessary to enhance the quality of life for patients so they can live their final days pain-free and with dignity.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the Lanam Club and its generous members,” said Lauren Brousseau, philanthropy manager of Home Health Foundation, a member of the Wellforce Health System which includes Home Health VNA and Merrimack Valley Hospice. “As a nonprofit agency, community support is critical in order to continue providing the highest quality, compassionate care and bereavement services that our patients and their families require at this most vulnerable time in the lives.”