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Hospice: Something More Dispels Myths about Hospice Care

Hour-long television special begins airing during National Hospice Month

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Television viewers are afforded a rare glimpse into the lives of hospice patients in the one-hour special program, "Hospice: Something More" premiering Thursday, November 7 at 9pm ET on RLTV. The program was produced by Hospice Foundation of America and funded by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation and will air from November 7 through early January.

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"Whether it's the 44-year old mom with terminal lung cancer who goes to her son's football practice, or the retired professor who chooses to let nature rather than his automatic defibrillator determine when he will die, the stories of real hospice patients and their families will inspire viewers to think about the options available to those with life-limiting illness and the people who love them," said Hospice Foundation of America President and CEO Amy S. Tucci.

The program is hosted by former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno. He is joined in-studio by Samira Beckwith, CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, a nonprofit hospice provider serving southwest Florida; Terry Melvin, MD, medical director of Hospice of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Gary Fink, a rabbi who is vice president of spiritual care and volunteer services at Montgomery Hospice in Rockville, Maryland; and Kenneth J. Doka, professor at the graduate school of The College of New Rochelle in New York, a recognized expert in grief and loss.

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About Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America (www.hospicefoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

About RLTV
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events.

Contact:  Ellin Sanger, Sanger Blackman Media Solutions, 914-355-0541 or ellin@sangerblackmanmedia.com 
Or Amy Tucci, HFA, 202-457-5811, ext. 1099.

Video with caption: "Hospice - Something More premieres on Thursday, November 7 at 9pm ET on RLTV. Viewers are afforded a rare glimpse into the lives of hospice patients in this one-hour special program, hosted by former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno. The program was produced by Hospice Foundation of America and funded by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation and will air from November 7 through early January. Check cable listings for more information." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCZ7edI_Foo

SOURCE Hospice Foundation of America



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