Rhythms for Africa, a concert benefitting HopeWest’s sister hospice in rural Tanzania, will feature singer Hazel Miller, accompanied by Dana Marsh on the keyboard. Members of the community have the opportunity to change the lives of seriously ill people in Africa by attending this unique benefit concert in Grand Junction.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00pm at Two Rivers Winery. It will feature spectacular silent auction items. In addition, Wine from Two Rivers Winery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and food from Cowboy and the Rose. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at HopeWestCO.org.

Rhythms for Africa is presented by The Africa Partnership Committee at HopeWest, composed of employees and volunteers who give of their time to enhance the lives of people in Tanzania, Africa, who are seriously ill. The Africa Partnership Committee raises funds to help Ilembula Palliative Care both sustain and grow their mission to serve patients in their rural Tanzanian community.

HopeWest partnered with Ilembula Palliative Care in Tanzania seven years ago through Global Partners in Care.  This organization works to ensure that the seriously ill, and their families, find compassion and relief from suffering at the end of life. The partnering initiative of Global Partners in Care links African hospice and palliative care providers with American hospices and organizations for programmatic support, financial aid and technical assistance.

The goal of HopeWest’s long-term partnership is to create a bridge between Ilembula and the Western Slope of Colorado, where both organizations can continue to learn from each other. 

“It is truly inspiring to see how many people benefit from the services of the Ilembula Palliative Care Team,” said Terri Walter. “Imagine having no car and not being able to afford public transportation while in need of medical care for a serious condition. Using a donated Land Rover, the Ilembula team is able provide medical, spiritual, social and nutritional support enabling the patient to stay home and still receive care. This is why we are a partner.”