What is Love & Hugs?
Upon admission, Zusman Hospice patients are given the opportunity to choose a stuffed bear to keep with them during their end-of-life journey. For many patients, their bear provides comfort when a family member is not able to be with them. For families, it often becomes a treasured keepsake. The bears are generously provided by Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice, which raises money to support events in which participants have the opportunity to learn about hospice and end-of-life care, then build and clothe a bear in memory of a loved one of their own. The Love & Hugs Endowment is a Columbus Jewish Foundation custodial fund.