formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Petal Pushers

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

Petal Pushers is CareFirst's largest community fundraiser.  All proceeds support local CareFirst programs and services throughout Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler Counties. In 2017 our community raised over $29,000 for local hospice programs by supporting this sale!

2018 Sale dates: April 16 - May 14


Over 16,000 geraniums are sold throughout three counties, with distribution on the Monday before Memorial Day!

Geraniums come in five vibrant colors: Bright Red, Patriot White, Salmon Frills, Cherry Rose, and Lavender Blue. Each 4.5" plant costs $4.00. More than 150 volunteers take geranium orders for CareFirst in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. We need YOU to make this year a success! Are you willing to take orders at your workplace, church, or on Facebook? We are looking to expand our sales in 2018, especially in Hammondsport, Hornell, Addison, Wayland, Montour Falls, Watkins Glen, Pine City, Bath, and Big Flats!


If you are interested in selling or purchasing geraniums, please contact Mary Mosteller, Director of Development and Public Relations, at (607) 962-4100 Ext. 142 or






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