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Carol Benson has been a volunteer with Rice Hospice for 30 years. She spends her time there maintaining the volunteer and bereavement databases, managing the newsletter and helping with whatever is needed. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Rural Kandiyohi volunteer logs 30 years with Rice Hospice program

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Over the years, Rice Hospice volunteer Carol Benson has been asked many times, “How can you do what you do?” Her answer is simple. “Anybody that can be a friend can be a hospice volunteer,” says Benson. The Rice Hospice program was one year old when Benson, inspired in part by the recent death of her mother, signed up in 1983 as a volunteer. “It just seemed like something I should do,” she said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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