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Horisun Hospice Foundation Supports April Sampson Cancer Center

As locally owned and run organizations, HoriSun Hospice and its community foundation believe in supporting community programs that align with hospice care and help make Lincoln a better place.

So there was no hesitation when approached by the Bryan Foundation, that they would support the future April Sampson Cancer Center.

“Kaye (Jesske, of the Bryan Foundation) came to us and laid out the plans and vision for the cancer center,” said Becca Henry president of the HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation. “We were impressed, and thought it was an innovative and needed service for Nebraskans.”

HoriSun Hospice medical director Bob Bleicher, MD, adds: “It’s really an extension of what we do here - a good third of our hospice clients are people with cancer. We look at it as giving something back for their care or cancer care in the future.”

The nonprofit HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation was established at the same time as the hospice service. Frequently, families want to give a monetary gift in gratitude for great care or for memorials. The foundation cannot legally use donations for the hospice itself, so they choose local causes that mesh with hospice services.

“Our organization and our foundation are always about life and loving life,” Henry says, “Yes, it is hospice, but it’s also about life, and living life to its fullest. And cancer is only becoming more prevalent,” Henry adds. “We are seeing and caring for more cancer patients of all ages. Cancer really touches everyone, and we are excited to see the benefits of this new cancer center in Lincoln.”

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