The Adler Center
“The Adler Center helps patients and their families deal with the devastating life-changes that accompany a terminal diagnosis. And the vision that became The Adler Center began with a small group of committed individuals who wanted to give back to their community.
“In 2004, Jack and Janet Fox of Leesburg decided that the western region of Northern Virginia needed hospice services closer to home. They dedicated themselves with incredible energy, founding The Daffodil Ball, an annual event that has raised more than a million dollars toward making this dream a reality.
“Next, Albert Van Metre joined the cause. Along with his son and daughter-in-law, Beau and Dee Van Metre, the gift of land in the Stone Ridge Community on the Van Metre Campus and continuing support through the Van Metre Polo Cup have given The Adler Center and ideal location and an on-going source of donations.
“Of course, Len and Dale Adler, for whom the center is named, brought all of our dreams to fruition with a groundbreaking gift that allowed construction to begin.
“Along the way, hundreds of committed contributors, supporters and volunteers have given of themselves so that others might gain comfort and freedom from pain during end-of-life transitions. The Adler Center is a community service, conceived, built and dedicated to the needs of the community.”