The compassionate touch of hospice care is felt by millions of families across the U.S. every year. Hospice of Michigan, the state’s original nonprofit hospice, provides medical, spiritual and emotional support to help terminally ill patients and families face life’s final chapter with the comfort, dignity and respect they desire and deserve.


Internationally best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster, philanthropist, and musician.


The radio and television play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons since the 1976–77 NBA season. He currently is the lead play-by-play man on Fox Sports Detroit.


Former pro football player in the NFL for eighteen seasons from 1985 to 2002. He is currently a color analyst for Lions radio broadcasts on WJR, as well as a commentator and analyst for ESPN.


Former head football coach at the University of Michigan. Under Carr, the Michigan Wolverines compiled a record of 122–40 and won or shared five Big Ten Conference titles.


Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He played college football at Michigan State, where he was the Spartans’ starter from 2009 to 2011.


Wife of Bill Freehan, legendary Detroit Tiger and Michigan Wolverine (baseball and football).


Former pro football player who played fullback for seven seasons for the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Chicago Bears.


Head football coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines and is a former quarterback. He played college football at Michigan for coach Bo Schembechler from 1983 to 1986 and played in the NFL for 14 seasons from 1987 to 2000.


Played in the NHL for 16 seasons. He was a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ 1997–98 Stanley Cup championship team, and was a part of the organization during their 1996–97 Stanley Cup season.


Guard for the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Eastern Michigan. Lang was a member of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Sports writer and television analyst. After graduating from University of Michigan and Northwestern University with degrees in Journalism, Schefter wrote for several newspapers, before working at NFL Network. He then became an NFL insider for ESPN in 2009.


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Hospice is a healthcare benefit available to everyone—and Hospice of Michigan is the most comprehensive provider in the state, serving 46 counties throughout the Lower Peninsula. We brought hospice to Michigan 40 years ago and remain committed to our nonprofit mission to provide care to anyone who needs it regardless of age, diagnosis or ability to pay.

What $25 Will Buy?


Can provide one month of hospice care – including medication and clinical bedside visits – to five patients.


Can provide one week of continuous care for a pediatric hospice patient and their family.


Can provide grief support to one individual coping with the death of a loved on.


Can provide one day of medication and supplies for one patients.

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Please share your story and encourage your friends and family to contribute to Hospice of Michigan, complete with a symbolic “hand off” on social media. After all, that’s what a good quarterback does: executes the all-important hand off. And if all goes as planned, the hand off will turn into a touchdown.

It’s easy. Create a video and:
  • Share how you’ve been touched by hospice care or a story about a loved one
  • State you will donate $25 to Hospice of Michigan
  • Challenge others to do the same and tag them in your post
    • Hold something you can do a symbolic “hand off” with when you’re ready to challenge friends and family to participate. This can be a football, baseball, basketball, etc. or photo or another memento of someone who’s important to you
    • Whatever the item, hold it throughout the video, then hand it offscreen/out of frame as you state who you’re handing the challenge to next.
    • Post the video on your social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)Tag: Hospice of Michigan
    • Tag: Who you’re challenging
    • Include: Link to donate
    • Use Hashtags: #GiveAQuarterBack #HandOff4HOM
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