Death With Dignity and a Day of Caring
Fort Pierce - Friday September 20, 2022: This week on In Focus with IRSC Public Media we talk about death with dignity.
Tony Ray is the founder of Florida Death With Dignity. The organization wants to make it possible for Floridians with a terminal illness the choice to end their lives, with dignity. He founded the organization after witnessing the pain suffered by several family member who died without that right.
They’re seeking passage of a medical aid in dying law in Florida, similar to such laws in other states. Tony is hopeful that such a law will be introduced during the next session of the Florida Legislature.
Learn more about Florida Death With Dignity at their website: floridadeathwithdignity.org
Then we’ll hear from Stacy Benezra, the Community Impact Coordinator for the United Way of Indian River County. She’ll tell us about the return of their Day of Caring event, coming up on Saturday October 15th.
Covid cancelled the event for the past two years but now it’s back. It's a chance for local County agencies and non-profits in need to take advantage of some free manpower provided by United Way volunteers who can help those organizations get some work done around their offices or grounds.
You can learn more about the Day of Caring on the United Way of Indian River County website at: unitedwayirc.org