In a county with thousands of nonprofit organizations, Pittsburgh has its fair share of 5k fundraisers. Some are big, some are small; some have big prizes, some are just for fun; some are for serious runners, some are for walk/joggers? But amidst all the 5k fundraisers in the area, there's something just a little different about Good Samaritan Hospice's memorial run/walk. Something unique, intangible, that's hard to define.
Perhaps it's the families who participate in memory of a loved one, and pin a picture of him to their backs for all to see. Perhaps it's the sight of a group of kids ages 8 to 15 all walking together and reminiscing over the times shared with their mother, few as they may have been. Or maybe it's the joyous reunions taking place between families and the staff who graciously took care of their loved ones in their final hours.
Whatever it is, it's special.
For those who were able to attend, donate, help or support the Good Samaritan Hospice 5k on Saturday, please know that we are SO thankful. It was another successful event and beautiful day in general. Please check out the photos below and leave a comment if you like! Our sponsors are also listed below, if you'd like to take a minute to recognize them.
Special thanks to our volunteer photographer for the day, Mark Bibby! Check him out online at www.mark-bibby.com. As you can see by the pictures he took at the event, he's pretty good. :)
Our generous sponsors:
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Bulldog Office Products
Martik Brothers, Inc.
Heritage Valley Health System
Allegheny Valley Hospital
Pro-Serv Medical, Inc.
Sarver Landscape Maintenance Co.
D'Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory, LTD
Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc.
Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, LTD
Wiest Audiology & Professional Hearing Aid Services
Antoszyk's Garden Center, Butler
Culligan Water, Butler
Dick's Sporting Goods
Marburger Farm Dairy
Reinhart Food Service
Saxony Garden Greenhouse
At Good Samaritan Hospice, we believe in living every day to the fullest, because each day matters. For more information on any services offered by Good Samaritan Hospice, please call 1-800-720-2557, visit the website or e-mail here.