Hospice of the Western Reserve Walk to Remember Scheduled for Sunday, June 7

Walkers celebrate the memory of their loved ones at Walk to Remember. The June 7 event benefits hospice patients and includes a full day at the Zoo and Rainforest, commemorative t-shirts, snacks, live music from InCahootz, make-and-take crafts and more.   

Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2015 Walk to Remember, sponsored by FirstMerit Foundation, takes place Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for children and $60 for families (two adults and three children under age 12) and includes full-day admission to the Zoo and Rainforest, t-shirts, live musical entertainment from InCahootz, memorial crafts, face painting, healthy snacks and beverages and more. Registration is available online at hospicewr.org/walk, or by calling 216.383.3715.

More than 3,000 participants are expected to walk to honor the memory of their loved ones while raising funds for services not covered by Medicare and private insurance. These include pediatric palliative care, the granting of special wishes for patients, art and music therapy, crisis response services in Northeast Ohio schools and community grief support groups.

Register or donate by May 10 for chance to win free airline tickets

“All those who register by Sunday, May 10, and who raise at least $100 on their Walk webpage or donate $100 to a walker will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win their choice of either two free round-trip airline tickets or $500 in gift cards,” said Bridget Murphy, corporate relations/special events manager. Hospice of the Western Reserve is offering an incentive for each additional $100 raised or donated. “There is no limit to the number of times a person’s name can be entered,” Murphy Explained. More details on the raffle are available at hospicewr.org/tickets.

Laurie Henrichsen

Public & Media Relations, Hospice of the Western Reserve

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