Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day to honor hospice care
The Lakeland Hospice Foundation is teaming up with Nita Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins and KLN Family Brands to honor Harmon Killebrew's passion for hospice care by hosting Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day on Saturday, August 17 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Killebrew was a man with a gentle heart and a powerful swing that earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
After two near-death experiences, Killebrew found his calling by becoming a hospice volunteer and advocate.
After Harmon's passing in 2011, his wife, Nita, continues her husband's legacy and love of hospice by sharing their story. "I'm very stunned by how little people know about the incredible services and comfort hospice provides," she said.
A caravan of business-sponsored buses and fan buses will travel down to the game to show support for hospice care.
There is also an opportunity for motorcycle riders to join Harmon's Ride for Hospice that will also take place that day.
A one-of-a-kind Harmon Killebrew 2013 Road King Harley motorcycle will be raffled off at a pregame ceremony. Former World Series Twins player Dan Gladden will ride the Harmon Killebrew Harley onto the field where Nita Killebrew will draw the winning ticket.
Raffle tickets are available for $20 each. People need not be present to win.
For more information about Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day, the raffle or motorcycle ride, visit www.hospicekillebrew.org.