First Year Update on the Transcending Lives Campaign for the SOMC Hospice ExpansionPosted on January 8, 2018

The SOMC Transcending Lives Campaign is making great progress towards its goal of expanding the hospice facility. To date, the campaign has already raised two-thirds of its $3,000,000 goal and is only $400,000 away from breaking ground on the hospice expansion. Many community leaders and businesses like Edward Jones, are to thank for their generous donations towards making the campaign so successful thus far. The SOMC family has also been extremely supportive and giving towards the campaign. From guilds, employees, board members, events and earnings from the SOMC endowment fund, the SOMC family has contributed almost one-third of the funds to date.

“I am more than grateful for all those who made such generous donation to the Transcending Lives Campaign,” said SOMC Planned Giving and Major Events Officer, Mary Arnzen. “We would not be where we are today on this wonderful project without our amazing community and SOMC family.”

SOMC Hospice impacts so many families and we hope you will consider donating to the campaign to help many more. The goal of the campaign has been, and will always be to provide the best hospice care to our patients and families as they journey through a tough chapter of their lives.

If you would like more information on the campaign, please visit On the website, you can view a virtual tour of the completed facility or make an online donation. There are naming opportunities available for larger donations, and if you make a gift of $1,000 or more, your name will be added to the donor wall. If you would like to send a donation for the project, you can make a check payable to the Transcending Lives Campaign and mail it to 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

Please contact Mary Arnzen at 740-356-2504 or by email at, for more information on available naming rights, a planned gift or a pledged gift for the remaining two years of the campaign. We appreciate your time and consideration of donating towards this campaign that will have an immeasurable impact on the community. Every gift, no matter what size, is meaningful and important to the competition of this project.

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