November 16, 2019 – Langley, BC – This evening, Cascades Casino, through Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s corporate giving program, GatewayGIVES, announced their multi-year partnership with the Langley Hospice Society towards the New 15-Bed Hospice Residence.
“Through this program we are able to give back and support the communities where we operate. We are very proud of the relationship we have with the Langley Hospice Society and we’re extremely excited to be making this commitment to a project that will help so many,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment.
The GatewayGIVES 2-year commitment totaling $25,000 will be dedicated to the Patient Comfort Care Space in the Patient Wing of the New 15-Bed Hospice Residence. The new 15-bed hospice residence will provide a home-like environment in keeping with the hospice philosophy, and their ongoing commitment to ensure care and support for individuals, their families and friends as they face this final journey.
“The Langley Hospice Society is grateful for the ongoing support we receive through GatewayGIVES. This significant pledge will make a huge impact in our ability to provide compassionate comfort and care, and will enable us to truly make our new house – a home for end-of-life patients and their families.” Carissa Halley, Executive Director, Langley Hospice Society.
“The Langley Hospice Society is a vital part of our community. The dedicated team of professionals and volunteers provide excellent care and support to residents of Langley and the surrounding area. We are thrilled to build on our existing relationship to ensure our community receives the support and care they need at all stages of their life,” said Orkut Polat, Assistant General Manager of Cascades Casino in Langley.
GatewayGIVES is the branded corporate giving and community engagement program for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which operates 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Alberta (Edmonton) and Ontario. With approximately 8,211 employees, Gateway is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment operates casino properties in communities across Canada. As a company, we gain so much from each of these communities and believe it is our responsibility to give back, pitch in and provide support to the causes that matter most to our neighbours. Through GatewayGIVES, we’re proud to offer not just our resources, but also our time, our know-how and our properties in supporting local charities and initiatives in the communities where we operate. Last year, Gateway and its properties were pleased to donate over $1 Million in monetary and in-kind support as well as countless hours of volunteer time.
To learn more about GatewayGIVES, please go to http://www.gatewaycasinos.com/community/.
About Langley Hospice Society
Langley Hospice Society is a community-based, established in 1983, committed to providing emotional, practical and social support for people who are living with terminal illness, and their family and friends throughout the last stage of illness, at the time of death and during bereavement.
In addition to palliative or end-of-life care and support through the hospice residence and in the community, the Langley Hospice Society provides anticipatory, early and ongoing, individual and group grief support programs for children, teens, adults and families; education; advocacy; community outreach; innovative bereavement support programs; volunteer training; day camp and summer camp programs, FREE of charge for the community.
With funds in place to build a new 15-bed hospice residence, the Langley Hospice Society is looking to the community for support to help us meet our goal of raising the $1,000,000.00 necessary to furnish and outfit the new hospice residence and truly make our new house a home for all who enter its doors.
More information is available at: www.langleyhospice.com