About the Foundation
Since 1979 the Optimal Hospice Foundation has been committed to our Mission to ensure hospice care and other compassionate programs are available for families facing a life-limiting illness. Programs include outreach & education, hospice care funding for the uninsured and bereavement support including an annual Kids Camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. To fulfill this Mission the Foundation has partnered with Optimal Hospice Care. In 2018, Optimal Hospice Care was purchased by Bristol Hospice and in October of this year all Optimal locations changed their name to Bristol Hospice.
To reflect our continued partnership we are excited to announce that on January 1, 2021 the Optimal Hospice Foundation changed its name to Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA. We will continue to fulfill our Mission, programs, services and events with same team of staff and volunteers. This change allows us to grow and serve more families as we will partner with all California Bristol locations, growing from 8 community office locations to 19.
Donate through our website or download our charitable contribution form and mail with a check. For Light Up A Life please used the name submission/donation form under the events tab.
Learn more about our summer program for children who have expeience the loss of a loved one.
Light Up A Life 2022
Light Up A Life ceremonies will be in person this year. Ceremony dates, times and locations are listed below.
Bakersfield – Wednesday, December 7th at Bakersfield KOA Journey RV Resort, 5025 Wible Road, 6pm
Fresno/Madera Counties – Thursday, December 8th at the Campus Point Shopping Center, 5050 North Chestnut Avenue, in Fresno, 6pm
Kern River Valley – Tuesday, December 13th at Kernville Circle Park, 5:30pm
Tehachapi – Wednesday, December 14th at Wood Family Funeral Home, 321 West F Street, 5:30pm
Tulare/Kings Counties – Tuesday, December 6th at Cafe 210, 210 Center Avenue in Visalia , 6pm
For name submission and donation please use the form on the Light Up a Life page. Please do not use the general donation button.