The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation raised more than $80,000 through the return of the Illuminations event at the Weidner Field Skyclub and Stadium on Thursday, September 15.

Hosted by Dianne Derby of KOAA News, the event was attended by more than 100 supporters of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. This year’s event raised funds to provide needed services such as charity care for the uninsured, Veteran services, pediatric services, grief services, and complementary therapies such as pet, music, aromatherapy, and touch.

“We believe that hospice care is about living, and that every patient and family deserves consistent expert care and compassionate personal attention. As the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in El Paso and Teller Counties, each and every year, we help more than 2,000 patients and families navigate the challenges of a life-limiting illness with comfort, dignity and fulfillment,” stated Dawn Darvalics, President of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care

The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation raises funds for Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care to continue their mission of providing compassionate and expert end-of-life care to patients and their families and to ensure comfort for all who face serious illness regardless of ability to pay.

“We were very excited to be able to host the Illuminations event in-person again this year and interact with our supporters.  This is a significant way for our community to support our Care Teams and the patients they serve,” stated Andrew Petersen, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Foundation.

If you missed this year’s Illuminations event, there is still time to support Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care by making a donation.  For more information about the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation and to make a donation, please visit

The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation will also present the Trees of Life event on Saturday, November 12 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.  For more information visit

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