Special Events

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County is a local 501c3, non-medical, hospice - providing support for anyone experiencing the impact of a life threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.

Since 1977, Hospice SLO County has touched the lives of thousands of individuals by providing support through grief counseling, respite care, support groups, community outreach, and resources for individuals caring for loved ones in their own homes. As a volunteer hospice organization, all Hospice SLO County services are provided free of charge.

Your donations to our events can be tax-deductible; our Non-Profit Federal Tax I.D. No. is #95-3195126.

Current Events

Grief and loss are part of the human condition and in times of loss, we often neglect our self-care. We invite you to take this opportunity to care for yourself as you join the WALK FOR HEALING virtual challenge. We hope by participating you can experience healing and connection while knowing that you are helping others as you support Hospice SLO County.

We rely exclusively on our small staff and trained volunteers to support SLO County residents experiencing life-limiting illness and grief. We rely entirely on the community to fund these free services. Proudly, Hospice SLO County has been in service for 45 years. This longevity is a true testament to the compassionate heart of SLO County.

This year, show your compassion for the seriously ill and bereaved with a 2023 business sponsorship. Sponsorships range from $500 - $5,000 and include many promotional opportunities. We are happy to work with you to meet your marketing expectations.

Past Events

The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life’s journey. We use the symbolism of the lantern to represent the light of the individuals who have been special in our lives. The illumination, warmth, and glow provided by the candles giving light to the lanterns symbolize the influence these individuals have had on who we are today.

View the Remembrance Books

159 people logged an astounding 12,776 miles by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, and other activities throughout May and June 2022. There was participation in California, Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, and Washington. It was truly a walk across America!

471 people donated $53,537 to surpass our fundraising goal of $50,000! Hospice SLO County is extremely grateful for this tremendous support.

Winners Announced! Click Here to see the campaign results.

Join us on this international day of giving back.

To celebrate the act of giving and to thank our donors, we are welcoming back Brynn Albanese for a one woman show, streamed live from the community room of Hospice SLO County.

Click Here to Watch the Recording of this Live Event