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Remembrance Walk Slated for November 2

The annual Hospice of Dayton 5K Remembrance Walk will take place Saturday, November 2 at Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton.

This marks the ninth annual 5-K Remembrance Walk, which involves teams and individuals who walk in the memory of lost loved ones.  The route through Hospice of Dayton’s “neighborhood” includes a 5K (walk, run, stroller push, etc) and a shorter 3K option. Proceeds from the walk benefit the mission of Hospice of Dayton, the area’s first and largest nonprofit hospice service.

Retired WDTN TV2 Chief Meteorologist Carl Nichols will serve as the Grand Marshall of the Remembrance Walk.  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:00 am.  Parking will be available at The Sanctuary, the Belmont Physicians practice (enter via entrance below the Hospice of Dayton entrance on Wilmington and follow signs), and also the Southview Children and Family Center off of Thorpe.  All will be serviced with shuttle services to the Hospice of Dayton campus. The event goes on rain or shine and light refreshments and lots of door prizes add to the festivities.

The entry fee for adult walkers is $25, while youth 7 and under are charged $15  (no fee is charged for children NOT wanting a t-shirt). Those who register before October 24, 2013 can be assured of receiving a 5K Remembrance Walk T-shirt on the morning of the event.  After that date participants are still able to pay on site and participate, but shirts may not be available.  Registration information for teams and individuals is available by contacting Marsha Bernard at Hospice of Dayton Foundation, 937- 258-2895 or by clicking here.  Special team awards will be presented to teams competing for top spots in numbers of walkers and amounts of dollars raised.

Donor dollars enable us to provide an array and level of services to assure the highest quality of care and the best quality of life for patients. Community support is essential to the bereavement services, complimentary services and clinical expertise available to our patients, families and the community.

Hospice of Dayton is a non-profit community hospice that provides care for those at the end-of-life.  Services are available for patients diagnosed with cancer, heart and lung diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia, HIV/AIDS, liver disease, renal failure, ALS and other diseases.  The costs of hospice care are usually covered through insurance, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, but community support assures that Hospice of Dayton services are available regardless of ability to pay.  Over 600 patients and families are currently receiving care from Hospice of Dayton on a daily basis.  Additional information is available by calling 937-258-5537. Special moments happen every day; it’s our Mission to make sure patients and families enjoy the time they have together.

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