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BELOIT, Wisconsin — Beloit Regional Hospice’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers honored Bill Lock as this year’s Spirit of Caring Award recipient.
The annual award was announced at the organizations’ 10th Annual “Doves and Diamonds: Celebrate Hospice” event Nov. 8. The event raised more than $99,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to assist BRH in providing services to all who need our care, regardless of ability to pay.
Lock has been a dedicated advocate for Beloit Regional Hospice as well as many other local not-for-profit agencies, including as president of the Stateline Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, a longtime member of the Beloit Lions Club, and as a board member for Meals on Wheels, the Greater Beloit Economic Development Committee, the Beloit Area Crime Stoppers and the United Way Blackhawk Region.
As a Beloit Regional Hospice Board member since 2006, he has committed his time, talents and treasure through his extensive business experience. His status as a member of Beloit Regional Hospice’s Financial Committee and Secretary on the Executive Committee has helped to propel BRH through increased outside competitors and many regulatory changes.
He is regarded as an expert in community leadership, and BRH has benefited from his many talents. He is a vocal advocate for Beloit Regional Hospice and works tirelessly to give BRH the tools it needs to support its mission of making each moment of remaining life as full and comfortable as possible.
Jeanne Bengsch, a former BRH board member, described him as “Always talking about the wonderful, positive things that are happening in Beloit.”
Lock advocates and practices “paying it forward.” His business partner, Jim Agate, says he does the little things every day to make other people’s days better.
His core value is giving back to the community, and he believes the ability to serve others is an honor that makes us all better.
The Spirit of Caring Award is given annually by BRH to an individual, organization or business that has demonstrated dedication to strengthening the hospice concept in the stateline community in an effort to improve quality of life.
For more than 32 years, Beloit Regional Hospice staff and volunteers have been leaders in quality and compassion who seek to serve all who want and need their care. Through teamwork, they advocate for appropriate care while respecting the right of patients to choose their journey, and above all, hope is always embraced at the end of life. The non-profit organization’s mission is, “To help make each moment of remaining life as full and comfortable as possible,” for terminally ill individuals and families in the counties of Boone, Green, Rock, Walworth and Winnebago. Visit their website at www.beloitregionalhospice.com. Become a BRH fan on Facebook or receive their newsletter electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014