KLN to take part in Hospice Day at Target Field
People remember Harmon Killebrew as a man with a gentle heart and a powerful swing that earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
What many people don’t know about Killebrew was his dedication and love for hospice care. After two near-death experiences, Harmon found his calling by becoming a hospice volunteer and advocate. After Harmon’s passing in 2011, his wife Nita Killebrew continues her husband’s legacy and love of hospice by sharing their story. “I’m very stunned by how little people know about the incredible services and comfort hospice provides,” she stated in a press release. The Lakeland Hospice Foundation is teaming up with Nita Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins and KLN Family Brands to honor Harmon’s passion for hospice care by hosting Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day at Target Field on Saturday, Aug. 17. A caravan of business-sponsored buses and fan buses will travel down to the game to show support for hospice care. There is also an opportunity for motorcycle riders to join in on Harmon’s Ride for Hospice, which will also take place that day. A one-of-a-kind Harmon Killebrew 2013 Road King Harley motorcycle will be raffled off at a pregame ceremony at the Aug. 17 game. Former World Series Twins player, Dan Gladden, will ride the motorcycle onto the field, where Nita Killebrew will draw the winning ticket. Raffle tickets are available for $20 each and the winner need not be present to win. For more information about Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day, the raffle or motorcycle ride, visit www.hospicekillebrew.org.