Hospice Hearts Luncheon

For more than 35 years, Providence Hospice and Home Care has been serving our neighbors of all ages right here in Snohomish County. Thank you for joining us at this inspiring event celebrating the work that we do.

Keynote speaker: Steve Ford

Steve Ford

The first son of former President and Mrs.Gerald R. Ford, Steve Ford has enjoyed a successful acting career for over 25 years, appearing in over 800 hours of film and television productions, including:

  • Transformers
  • Blackhawk Down
  • Contact
  • Armageddon
  • Starship Troopers
  • Eraser
  • Heat 
  • When Harry Met Sally (as Meg Ryan's boyfriend)

In addition to acting, Steve travels nationally as a motivational and inspirational speaker, sharing memories of his family's stay in the White House and his years in Hollywood.

Steve is also an advocate of hospice care. Both his father and mother received hospice services before their deaths. Steve shares that the pain-relief medicines and comfort care his parents received, as well as the counseling and instruction the Ford family got from hospice staff members, helped everyone involved.

Emcee: Mark Wright, KING 5 anchor


Mark Wright is a journalist and television news anchor for KING 5 Morning News in Seattle, Wash. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his work as a hard news reporter and documentary producer.

Mark is also committed to giving back to the communities in which he lives and works. He serves in the leadership of the Downtown Seattle Rotary Club, the largest in the world. Its service projects help those in need at home and abroad. Mark also volunteers his time to emcee various charity benefits and events around western Washington.

With his father receiving services in a hospice care center setting, Mark has experienced first-hand the benefits provided not only for the patient, but for the family as well.

Hospice Hearts is a benefit luncheon. Guests will be asked to consider a $125 donation.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Greatest Need Fund of Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County.

Please consider hosting a table or being a corporate sponsor for this luncheon. For more information, email susie.beresford@providence.org or call 425-261-4859 or 425-261-4822.

Unable to attend? Join a virtual table.

When you join a virtual table, you will be sent an email on the morning of the luncheon with a link to the same video that luncheon guests will view that day. Once you view the video, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to our Hospice Hearts Luncheon.

Special thanks to our valued sponsors




Bellevue Healthcare
Dignity Memorial Providers
The Everett Clinic
Heritage Bank
Palatine Foundation
Puget Sound Kidney Centers


Banner Bank
Quail Park of Lynnwood
R A Investment Properties, LLC
Washington Energy Services


CareForce Excellence In Home Care
John J. Tollefsen & Lindsey B.W. Savage of
Tollefsen Law International - Business Law & Litigation

Additional Sponsors

Henry M. Jackson Foundation