The fourth annual JJ’s Hog Roast for Hospice was held Aug. 23-24 and raised $6,500 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. The two-day event, which featured music, a car and bike show, and a traditional hog roast meal, was held near Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Over the last four years, the event has raised $17,881 to help provide hospice care to patients and families.
“We are so grateful for the generosity and continued support from JJ’s Hog Roast for Hospice,” said Erin Hagen, development officer with Hospice of the Red River Valley. “The continued commitment to supporting Hospice of the Red River Valley ensures compassionate end-of-life care will continue long into the future.”
Jeffrey “JJ” Bruns, Jr., died in 2015 at 28 years old because of an accidental death. His family wanted to memorialize his name in a special way that reminded them of JJ’s fun-loving personality.
Next year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 21-22, 2020.