5th Annual Hike for Hospice
Sat., April 22, 2017
Governor's Land Park East
Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg will host its 5th annual "Hike for Hospice: A Walk to Remember" on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Governor's Land Park East. This event is open to all residents of the Greater Williamsburg area who wish to walk in memory or honor of a loved one in a peaceful and joyous celebration of life. Participants can walk individually or as part of a team and can win prizes for costumes or the amount of funds raised. Registration is $25 before April 1 and $35 on/after April 1. Festivities, which include food, music by DJ Bobby Hornsby, raffles and a silent auction, begin at 12:30. The hike is at 2 p.m. and the event concludes by 3 p.m.
Branscome Incorporated is the presenting sponsor for the event. Stuart Patterson, President of Branscome stated, "It is a privilege to serve as this year's presenting sponsor. As a board member, I have had the opportunity to observe the wide range of services provided 24-hours a day by compassionate staff and volunteers. Families never receive a bill for round-the-clock respite and end-of-life care."
The value of these Hospice House programs cannot be understated. Jo Ann McGrew lost her husband over a year ago and plans to participate in the hike for the second time this year. She remembers the care her husband received during his final 9-day stay at Hospice House as "wonderful and unbelievable". Her experience at her first Hike was uplifting and hopeful. "We are all at different stages of the grieving process, but we share a common bond: the loss of a loved one… as we travel on this journey things do get better and the grief lessens. I believe this has been my biggest blessing, next to the support of those who walked with my husband and myself."
Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg is a 501(c)(3) community supported social model hospice which provides 24 hour care for terminally ill individuals and their loved ones, when dying at home becomes unmanageable. The Hospice House itself is a spacious residence that is a "home away from home" for our guests and their families. Our support care services also include a vigil program, companionship in families' homes and extensive bereavement programs for families throughout our community. Families never receive a bill for any of our services, thanks to the generosity of our community.
For more information, please visit us at: http://williamsburghikeforhospice.org or contact Kerry Mellette, Advancement Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-253-1220.
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