Friday, September 10, 2010
It's nice to have friends
The Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice Care are gearing up for the upcoming “Step Out for Hospice” Walk/Run on Sunday, October 3, 2010. The Woburn Friends of VNAHC, founded in 1992 by retired Woburn school teacher, Miss Doris Lynch, has organized the “Step out for Hospice” event for the past 13 years (thank you Doris!). The Woburn Friends’ mission is to increase awareness of hospice care in the community as well provide financial support to VNA Hospice Care by conducting informational meetings, creating exhibits, and organizing fundraising activities throughout the year. The annual “Step Out for Hospice” Walk/Run was started by Co-chair Joe McDonough in 1997 in conjunction with the Woburn Irish American Club and has been generously supported by many Woburn residents and businesses. The charity event has grown significantly over the years, and last year the Woburn Friends donated a record breaking $45,000 to VNA Hospice Care. All the proceeds from the Walk/Run benefit VNA Hospice Care, a non-profit organization that provides care, comfort and compassion to patients and families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness and loss.
VNAHC is an open access hospice which means that the agency accepts all patients, regardless of insurance or cost of care.
Visit www.hospicecarema.org or call 781-569-2888 for more information... or to register for the event.