All this month Hospice of Dubuque has been the recipient of the change from all the Kwik Care canisters at area Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's locations.

Tiffany Stietz from Hospice of Dubuque wanted to stop in to tell the Kwik Stop folks "thank you" and to fill our listeners in on the great work they do for our community.

November is National Hospice Month, a time to celebrate the kind of care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, love and respect when it is needed most.

Since 1983, Hospice of Dubuque has fulfilled a mission of providing compassionate care for the terminally ill and their loved ones in our hometown.

The Hospice of Dubuque care team provides expert pain and symptom management, spiritual guidance and emotional support. Hospice of Dubuque works with patients and families to design the care they need, in the manner they choose, on their terms.

Together, they can meet the needs of the community by raising awareness of hospice services available to those facing a life-limiting illness.

This is a chance to share your story and advocate for the community’s nonprofit hospice with friends and neighbors.

If you want more information regarding hospice care, palliative care or advance care planning, you can contact Hospice of Dubuque at 563-582-1220 or visit www.hospiceofdubuque.org.

~Chris Farber