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Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care reported it raised nearly $4,000 during its recent Handbags for Hospice auction.

The purses auctioned on July 18 were donated by a number of Hollywood celebrities, including Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Pare’ from “Mad Men;” former Miss America Lee Meriwether from “Barnaby Jones,” “Batman” and “The Time Tunnel;” Nancy Stafford of “Matlock” fame; and Surry County’s own Anna Wood, who starred in “Deception,” and in the CBS drama “Reckless.”

“The auction was a great success and we raised close to $4,000,” said Sheila Jones, director of marketing for Mountain Valley Hospice. “More important, all proceeds went to support our KidsPath program which helps children who are living with serious, progressive medical conditions. It also provides support for children experiencing grief associated with the illness or death of a loved one.”

The goal of “KidsPath” is to enhance quality of life for these children (from infancy to age 18) as well as for those who share their lives. Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is now the tenth member of the “Kids Path” Consortium in the Carolinas and Virginia.

For more information, to make a donation to KidsPath, or to schedule an appointment about Hospice care, call 336-789-2922

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