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HOWA Casino Night to Raise Funds for Local Hospice Care Featured

HOWA Casino Night to Raise Funds for Local Hospice Care Hospice of West Alabama

Hospice of West Alabama’s annual Casino Night will take place this Friday, August 26 at NorthRiver Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. The Casino Night’s theme, Casino Cabaret will feature games such as poker, roulette, craps, blackjack, Texas Hold’em and slot machines. 

Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of West Alabama, said Melanie Robertson, HOWA’s chief operating officer.  

“The money raised is used to provide care for patients that do not have insurance or whose needs exceed what their insurance allows. No patient physically appropriate for hospice care will be turned away because of an inability to pay,” she said. “Because Hospice of West Alabama is a non-profit agency, we rely on the support of our community. Typically, hospice services are covered by insurance, however if a person does not have coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurance company, HOWA has funds available to provide service. These funds come from being a United Way agency and community donations, including money raised from fundraising events such as Casino Night.“ 

Patients in Tuscaloosa, Hale, Bibb, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens and Greene counties are all benefitted by the donations. HOWA provides support for families caring for terminally-ill loved ones in their homes. Families and patients receive medical care, social services, emotional support and spiritual care through an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers.  

Food will be served buffet style and gaming tables will feature different sponsors from around Tuscaloosa. Businesses that sponsor the tables have the option of recruiting their own dealer.  

“Hospice of West Alabama has been serving West Alabama since 1982, which has allowed us to touch many lives in our community,” Robertson said. “Many of those that have been touched by HOWA are the ones who sponsor and attend the event.” 

For information about ticket packages and more, visit hospiceofwestalabama.org/cabaretnight. 

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