Matthew P. Figgie Shines the Spotlight on UH Hospice

Matthew P. Figgie

Matthew P. Figgie is joining his friend
Mike Trivisonno to raise awareness
and funds for UH Hospice through
the 8th Annual WTAM 1100
Triv’s Vegas Show, March 27-28.

A $100,000 gift to UH Hospice is philanthropist Matthew P. Figgie’s latest investment in supporting excellence at University Hospitals. Figgie is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Figgie Capital; Chairman of Clark-Reliance Corporation; and Chair of The Figgie Foundation. Through the foundation, Figgie has overseen many generous gifts to UH, including the establishment of the Figgie Family Clinical Chair for Cardiovascular Excellence and creation of the Herman K. Hellerstein, MD Chair in Cardiovascular Research at the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute; and support for dialysis care through the Matthew P. Figgie Endowed Fund for Professional Education in Dialysis. Figgie also established the Harry P. Figgie III, MD Professorship in Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Now Figgie is teaming up with his friend and local radio personality Mike Trivisonno to raise awareness and funds benefiting UH Hospice and Coats for Kids through the 8th Annual WTAM 1100 Triv’s Vegas Show, March 27-28, 2015. This popular weekend-long variety show will feature The Band Chance, Billy Fischer, surprise guests and more.  Leading up to the event, WTAM will highlight programs and services for patients and families needing UH Hospice and encourage donations online. Figgie is taking the lead with a $100,000 gift to the hospice program.

Like Figgie, host Mike Trivisonno is a UH benefactor. Prior to joining Figgie in his effort to raise funds for UH Hospice, Trivisonno established The Linda Trivisonno Endowed Fund at University Hospitals to honor the memory of his wife Linda, who passed away in 2009 following a courageous battle with lung cancer. The endowed fund directly benefits families of patients being treated at UH Seidman Cancer Center.

UH Hospice gives supportive care and improves the quality of life for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice may be provided at the patient’s home, in hospice settings or within the hospital. The goal is to provide comfort and dignity in this end-of -life phase.

To learn more about UH Hospice, please visit http://www.uhhospitals.org/services/hospice/hospice. To make a contribution to UH Hospice, please click here.

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