Capital Caring is grateful to The Hospice Cup for its long-standing, enthusiastic and generous support given to us since 1983. The volunteers, donors and sailors of The Hospice Cup have been such staunch supporters of Capital Caring’s world-class end-of-life and palliative care that we’ve been able to improve care and expand access for thousands more people than we would have otherwise been able to do had it not been for your yeoman support. One’s end-of-life expernece and ability to "Die Well" have often been metaphorically linked to boats and skippers. Think of Tennyson’s poem “Crossing the Bar” or the Boatman Charon in ancient Greek mythology. These apt metaphors are not lost on us as we think of the impact Hospice Cup has had on the work of Capital Caring. That we care for 1,400 moms, dads, and children on any given day over 4,000 square miles - whether in private homes, retirement communities, or in one of our four in-patient units - is like that of a boat crew - each member working as a team, with precision, purpose and camaraderie in an effort to be the proverbial port in what could otherwise be a storm. To serve as a sextant and help patients and families navigate toward the best, most comfortable and peaceful end of life experience possible - this is our work and our honor. The famous sailor Jimmy Dean one said, “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Thank you Hospice Cup for enabling Capital Caring to help so many more fellow sailors to cross the bar and find that distant shore with sails adjusted and waters calm.