Western Pennsylvania has no shortage of charitable organizations, and every one has its fair share of fundraisers. But very few can say they support individuals at the end of their life's journey focusing on their unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs as well as the families dealing with the loss of a loved one.
At Good Samaritan Hospice, a mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, we believe in living every day to the fullest, because each day matters. Hospice can improve the patient's quality of life when curative treatments are no longer being administered. It provides comfort through pain control and symptom management while offering support for the patient and family, individually and as a unit.
Talk about a great cause/organization to support. And here's your opportunity. :)
Good Samaritan Hospice will host its 11th Annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Walk on Oct. 13 at the North Park Boat House, with all proceeds benefiting benevolent care, community education programs and patient/family support programs.
The day will start with registration at 7:30 a.m., a dedication service at 8:50 a.m. and the Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. There will also be refreshments and door prizes. Registration fees are $15 until September 30; after that the cost is $20. Participants can also register their leashed dogs for $5 each as well. Each participant will receive an event T-shirt while supplies last.
For every $50 raised by an individual or team, the participant will receive a ticket for the gift basket drawings. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are currently available.
Register online at http://www.gsh5k.com/. For more information, to request a registration form or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please call Director of Development Jennifer McIntire at 724.352.1571, ext. 8363. You can also e-mail us here.
Volunteers are also needed for the event. To volunteer, call GSH Volunteer Coordinator Erin Middleton at 724.933.8888.
Visit GSH on the Web at www.good-samaritanhospice.org.