More than 600 members of the community registered to participate in Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton’s 2019 Annual 3k/5k Remembrance Walk on Oct. 26 at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, raising almost $50,000 for patient care and services.
Participants were invited to organize a group of family members, friends, neighbors or co-workers to walk in honor or memory of a loved one and support the mission of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, a not-for-profit, community-based hospice that has been serving patients and their families for more than 40 years in their homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, and the Hospice House location in Dayton.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves more than 1,000 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care. Grief support services also are available to the entire community through the Pathways of Hope grief support center.
Awards were presented to the team and individual who raised the most money for Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. The top individual award went to Marsha Bernard who raised more than $1,500. The top team award went to Laura Lewis’ “Friends for Hospice” team, whose members raised more than $1,700.
“We want to thank our sponsors, walkers, volunteers and everyone who helped support this special event,” said Melissa Romer, special events manager at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Foundation. “Because of their generosity, we are able to provide exceptional support services to our patients and their families.”
This year’s sponsors included Calvary Cemetery, Exhibit Concepts, Netsmart, Dodd’s Memorials, Champion Apparel & Promotions, David’s Cemetery, Edith M. Corbin, Harlamert-Peck Family, Kettering Health Network, McGohan & Brabender and Metlife.