Run and Remember 5K Raises $50,000 for Hospice Programs

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

May 10, 2014

It's a record-breaking year for the Run and Remember 5K.

The 13th annual race benefits the Hospice of the Piedmont, which is the area's only non-profit hospice.

On Saturday morning, about 350 people gathered at Keswick Hall and hit the course.

The money raised from the event will support the Hospice of the Piedmont's many community-wide programs.

Several people participated in Saturday's race in honor of a loved one who passed away under hospice care.

"The stories people came up and told us, you know, hospice came in and took care of my mom, my brother, my sister. It's very heart warming to see what a difference they can make in the last stages of life," said race director Nancy Markos.

People could also donate $10 for a pinwheel flower to plant in the memorial garden.

Organizers say they topped this year's goal of $50,000.

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