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Our Hospice summer concert brings in over $123,000 for annual fundraiser

The 37th annual Our Hospice Summer Concert netted over $123,000 to Make Every Moment Count for people needing end-of-life care.

“Sister Hazel and Levi Riggs performed a great show! The weather was perfect, and it was exciting to celebrate with 5,000-6,000 of our friends and supporterstoraise money for the patients and families who need Our Hospice care. I am overwhelmed by the support we received,” said Steph Cain, President of Our Hospice.

Our Hospice is grateful to Title Sponsors, FORVIA Faurecia and Columbus Regional Health, and Partner Sponsors Dunlap General & Mechanical Contractors and My TruAdvantage, SIHO for supporting the concert with much-needed funds for the care of our community served by Our Hospice.

“Gathering the community for a live concert in Mill Race Park among the Exhibit Columbus art was exhilarating. Experiencing the show of support from our community energizes the team and encourages us to fulfill our mission,” said Cain.

“Funds raised from the Summer Concert activities will go directly to the care of patients and families cared for by Our Hospice, an end-of-life service that started in 1980. Our friends, supporters, and community members definitely responded positively, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Julie Davis, Event and Volunteer Services Manager for Our Hospice.

A total of 4,809 raffle tickets were sold which helped Our Hospice net over $123,000 exceeding the goal of $120,000.

“We are humbled by the tremendous support our communities demonstrated. We are grateful to those who donated directly or participated in our drive-thru event and purchased cookies, raffle tickets, and T-shirts. In fact, the winning raffle ticket was sold at the drive-thru event this year!” said Davis.


  • The drive-thru cookie, raffle & t-shirt sale held at the Hospice Center raised $3,435 and sold 305 dozen cookies baked by staff and volunteers.
  • Our Hospice is again grateful to The Tony London Company for their design of the 2023 Concert T-shirts and The Republic for the design of the 2023 Concert Poster.


Congratulations to the 2023 Raffle winners!

$10,000 Grand Prize – Lynette Hall– Columbus

$500 1st Place – Heather Fruhner– Columbus

$250 2nd Place – Jacklyn Strietelmeier – Columbus

$150 3rd Place – Barb Krieg - Francisco, IN

$100 4th Place – Candi Hyden-Cincinnati, OH


Prior Year’s Results


Featured Artist


Raffle Tickets Sold


Sister Hazel




Yacht Rock Revue (rained out)




Yacht Rock Revue (canceled due to Covid1)

$174,000 * record

5,082 *new record


Yacht Rock Revue – Virtual (Covid1)

$ 169,000

5, 026






Randy Bachman




Blue Oyster Cult




Peter Cetera




1 During Covid (2020-2021) there were fewer expenses as we didn’t hold a live concert; so therefore net revenue was higher during this timeframe.