December 2018

Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Darlene Schuetz

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Darlene Schuetz
Director of Community Relations, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Fun fact about me:
I lived in Yosemite National Park for almost 30 years.

If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda?
Workforce housing and transportation.

Favorite holiday movie:
Love Actually.

What quality do you most admire in others?
Kindness.

What local event is a “must-do” for you every year?
The Yacht Hop.

Why should our readers vote for you as Bachelorette of the Year?
I am passionate about raising awareness and money for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Communicating the hospice message can be difficult. It makes people uncomfortable to discuss death. While many people believe that hospice care is for the older population, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry provides care to many in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and younger. These patients are our friends, neighbors and loved ones in this community, and HCL does all they can do to provide comfort and the best quality of life possible for the entire family. Hos-Pets Pet Therapy, Pet Peace of Mind, Hop Aboard, and We Honor Veterans are a few of the many programs created to provide additional comfort.

Charity you are playing for:
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?
Better. It would create a more positive mindset, encouraging optimism and helping people treat others with respect.

To what do you attribute the biggest successes in your life?
My biggest successes in business have come from having a strong work ethic and by treating people with respect. I would say finding the humor in any situation and always having gratitude has helped me throughout each stage of my life.

How about your largest failures?
Pride.

What is your personal mantra:
Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

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