‘In Christy’s Shoes’ Charitable Event Raises $10,000 for Zusman Hospice

6/13/2012
COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 13, 2012 – Zusman Hospice of Wexner Heritage Village is honored to receive a $10,000 donation from the proceeds of this year’s In Christy’s Shoes fundraiser, an annual spring event created to honor the life of Christy Levy Peters, who lost her battle with brain cancer at age 34. Zusman Hospice was privileged to provide love and support to Christy and her loved ones during the final months of her life, and is deeply grateful to remain close to her family and connected with Christy’s meaningful legacy.
 
‘In Christy’s Shoes’ charitable event raises $10,000 for Zusman Hospice

COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 13, 2012 – Zusman Hospice of Wexner Heritage Village is honored to receive a $10,000 donation from the proceeds of this year’s In Christy’s Shoes fundraiser, an annual spring event created to honor the life of Christy Levy Peters, who lost her battle with brain cancer at age 34. Zusman Hospice was privileged to provide love and support to Christy and her loved ones during the final months of her life, and is deeply grateful to remain close to her family and connected with Christy’s meaningful legacy.

Presenting the check to Zusman Hospice Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Hirsh (pictured 2nd from right), and Executive Director Mariann Day (far left)—both of whom knew and cared for Christy—are Christy’s twin sister Katrina Levy Zidel (far right) and event co-organizers Becky Sweeney (2nd from left) and Jacki Barnett (not pictured).

Proceeds from the event will support patient care at Zusman Hospice; in appreciation, a room at Zusman House will be named in Christy’s honor as one more reminder of how she continues to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Mother, daughter, granddaughter, friend, twin sister, philanthropist and free spirit … Christy Levy Peters was all of these things and much more. Upon her passing, Christy’s family and friends chose to direct their grief and loss toward ways in which they could honor Christy’s memory by continuing the charitable work that was so important to her during her lifetime.

Katrina Levy Zidel shares, “Christy had the attitude that she mattered, her actions mattered, and that she could make a difference and change things. When you live your life that way, part of you never dies. Your spirit and memory live on in the stories your family and friends tell about you, and in the positive actions your legacy inspires. I know my sister would be very proud of what we are doing, and we are so grateful for the community’s outpouring of support in her memory. Through this event, we are all learning to walk in Christy’s shoes.”

Zusman Hospice of Wexner Heritage Village specializes in palliative care—treatment directed to improving quality of life—and focuses on helping patients and their families achieve their personal goals during the end-of-life journey. For more information, call 614-559-0350 or visit www.whv.org.
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Media Contact:
Amy Wharton
Wexner Heritage Village
614-559-0320
awharton@whv.org

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