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Annual Hospice Luncheon to Feature “GPS Girl,” one of People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People


New Jersey -- The Friends of Hospice will host their annual luncheon, to benefit patients and families served by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, on Thursday, April 18 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event format includes boutique shopping, a luncheon and raffle drawings. Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl®, is the featured speaker.

Ms. Jacobsen, known throughout the world as “Australian Karen,” is the voice in more than 25 million Garmin GPS units. She has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show and in the New York Times and Glamour magazine, and was named one of People magazine’s “Most Intriguing People” in 2010. Ms. Jacobsen’s inspirational message focuses on “recalculating” one’s direction throughout the challenges and obstacles that occur in life.

Seating is limited. For more information, to make a reservation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call 973-322-4800 or email

About Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center
The health care team at Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center has been privileged to serve more than 52,000 patients and their families during one of the most personal times of their lives. Specially trained experts in end-of-life care are privileged to provide comprehensive and compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care at a time when it is needed most. Our programs, which serve infants, children, adults and the elderly, honor the individual choices and values of each patient and family, while offering full access to the broad array of services provided by Barnabas Health. For more information, please visit

Date: March 4, 2013

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