Last week, President Obama declared April 10-16 National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 10-16, 2011). In the proclamation, he states:

America’s story has been marked by the service of volunteers. Generations of selfless individuals from all walks of life have served each other and our Nation, each person dedicated to making tomorrow better than today. They exemplify the quintessential American idea that we can change things, make things better, and solve problems when we work together.

On behalf of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), I would like to thank all of our members who share their time and talent with our Academy – and those that volunteer time to assist our members in the care of patients, families and communities.

Thank you for all that you do!

Steve Smith, CAE

Executive Director & CEO

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine