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UHR’s 5th Annual Walk to Remember Raised Over $75,000

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Team Falco

United Hospice of Rockland held its fifth Annual Walk to Remember, in conjunction with the Rockland Road Runners 25th Annual George Wodicka Hook Half Marathon, 5K Run and Kid’s Fun Run on Sunday, April 6 at Rockland Lake State Park. It was a beautiful spring morning that drew over 900 participants and raised over $75,000 to benefit UHR. 

Ellen Feit raised over $3,200 to win the Avanti Cup, awarded every year to the most successful fundraiser. Ellen was walking in memory of her brother, Howard and while fundraising, her mother became ill, was admitted to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence and passed away shortly before the Walk to Remember. Ellen noted, “We are very grateful to the entire staff of the Residence who not only took care of my mother but our family as well.”

Steve Borton, Rockland Road Runners Race Director shares, “We would especially like to thank the volunteers from United Hospice of Rockland and the Rockland Road Runners for making the race an annual success, we are sure that George would be very proud. The Walk to Remember was very inspirational and brought many more participants together both running and walking.”

Thank you to all of our Sponsors: All Bright Electric, Event Sponsor; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality Sponsor; Dr. Edward and Raselle Fisher, Walk Registration Sponsor; Avanti Pharmaceuticals, Team Cup Sponsor; AMA Laboratories Inc., Finish Line Sponsor; Stop & Shop, New City, Race Registration Sponsor; Rand Realty, Bib Sponsor; TAPPAN, A Southwire Company, Awards Sponsor; Abbey Ice & Spring Water, Water Sponsor and Rose’s Soft Serve, Coffee Cart Sponsor. We appreciate DJ Stefanie Asaro for donating her time to this event.

For more information about this and other UHR special events, please contact MJ Bray, UHR Special Events Coordinator, 845.634.4974 or email mbray@hospiceofrockland.org. The Rockland Road Runners sponsors its annual 5K and Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run to benefit UHR at Rockland Lake. For more information, contact Race Director Steve Borton at 845-323-2572 or email steveborton@verizon.net.

When time matters most, United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals affected by serious illness and offers compassionate support to families and members of the community. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. For more information, call 845.634.4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org, Like Us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter @RocklandHospice.

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