2023 Frances Pruitt Easter Egg Hunt

Community Hospice & Palliative Care 18th Annual Frances Pruitt Easter Egg Hunt

April 10, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care celebrated its longstanding tradition, the Frances Pruitt Easter Egg Hunt, on April 7. The event is organized by the Pruitt family and held in her memory to continue the family tradition. The inaugural Easter Egg hunt was held in 2003 when Mrs. Pruitt was a patient at the Hadlow Center.

The annual event gathered over 200 attendees including Community PedsCare® families, a pediatric palliative and hospice program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

“Our family is thrilled that Community Hospice & Palliative Care has continued this very special tradition since my mother’s passing,” said Scyles Bush, daughter of Frances Pruitt.  “She originally started the egg hunt for my children and neighborhood kids about 46 years ago and was worried what would happen when she became ill in 2003. It’s such a wonderful tribute to a sweet lady and we appreciate it so much.” 

Children enjoyed meeting the Easter Bunny and had a fun time hunting thousands of treat-filled eggs scattered around the campus. After the egg-hunt excitement, families met in the Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute for light refreshments, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny.

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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 44-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 220,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. Through the support of more than 950 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,500 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.