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Archive | December, 2011

Hospice of Dayton Founder Betty Schmoll Honored

Hospice of Dayton founder Betty Schmoll was present to conduct the honors for the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, December 16, dedicating the Betty Schmoll Staff and Volunteer Recognition Hall . The lower level hallway of the Hospice House located at 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, was dedicated in her honor and will display plaques honoring staff members and volunteers for their contributions to the Hospice of Dayton mission.  Schmoll was a registered nurse who was inspired to become a driving force in the hospice movement locally after providing care for her own mother in the home setting. She spearheaded the collaboration of community volunteers and area healthcare providers to develop hospice services in the Miami Valley, earning recognition as a national leader in the hospice movement and establishing Hospice of Dayton as one of the first and most innovative hospice organizations in the country.

Run the Air Force Marathon with the Hospice of Dayton Team and Run With Purpose!

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Hospice of Dayton has proudly partnered with the United States Air Force as a charity partner at the 2012 USAF Marathon. Join the HOD Team and Run With Purpose!

HOD Team members commit to raising a minimum of $500 for Hospice of Dayton. Once this fundraising minimum is met, HOD will secure your place on our team.

As a HOD Team member, you will receive the following:

  • One registration in either the half or full marathon
  • One ticket to either the Gourmet Pasta Dinner or the Breakfast of Champions
  • An official Air Force Marathon tech shirt
  • An HOD T-Shirt
  • An HOD water bottle
  • Use of HOD Hospitality Tent before and after the race (amenities include fruit, snacks, water, sports drinks, massage)

We currently have openings for both the full and the half marathon.

 Please download both forms below for more information and to register as a HOD runner. Completed forms may be submitted via email to, or mailed to:

Hospice of Dayton
Attn: USAF Marathon
324 Wilmington Pike
Dayton OH 45420

Registration Forms:
USAF Marathon Runner Agreement – USAF
USAF Marathon Runner Agreement – HOD

To make a donation on behalf of an HOD Team runner, download the Donation Form below:

USAF Marathon Donor Form

Registration deadline is July 9, 2012.

Contact Amanda Burks, Director, Community Outreach and Special Events at or call 937.312.4641 with question.

For more information about the Air Force Marathon, please visit

Belinda Post Touches Lives as an Ambassador

Belinda Post became one of the first Hospice House ambassadors when volunteer services introduced the program at Dayton’s Hospice House in 2003.

Belinda retired as secretary for Central Presbyterian Church in Miami Township after 20 years in 2002.

“I had been looking for something meaningful to do in retirement,” said Belinda. “I saw the care Hospice of Dayton gave my mother in 2002, and I wanted to help in any way I could.”

In the beginning she served as ambassador on one shift. She said she is drawn to the patients and now serves two days a week for 10 hours. “Just being with people touches my life,” said Belinda. “One memorable visit was when I helped a gentleman downstairs to see his wife, who had not opened her eyes for days. When he stroked her hand, she opened her eyes, and they had a special moment. And that gave me a special moment, too.”