While the winter seems never-ending, it’s not too early to be thinking about spring and to register for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s annual Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walks. This year’s events take place Sunday, May 7 beginning at the Franklin County Court House on Main Street in Farmington and Sunday, May 21 at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Collectively, these races are the largest fundraiser for AHCH’s Hospice House, with all proceeds benefitting patient care and support. This year’s goal is to raise $90,000.
“These family-friendly events continue to grow, and while we know that many teams return year after year, we’re thrilled that some new teams have already registered to join us,’’ said Kenneth Albert, AHCH President and CEO. “The generosity of those who participate as well as our sponsors helps us continue to stay true to our mission of never turning away a person who needs care due to an inability to pay. We hope that you will consider joining us at one or both of the events.”
Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 in advance and $35 on race day. Children under age 12 can participate at no charge and a free kids’ fun run is also planned. Live music and other surprises are a part of the fun, and awards will be given to the top performers in each division. Those who register before April 2 receive a free T-shirt.
Since teams often create their own shirts in memory of a loved one, the best team T-shirt at each location will be chosen via online voting. Once again, recognition opportunities for teams and individuals reaching specific fundraising levels are available. This includes team names being engraved on a plaque, engraved walkway pavers and a family bench at the Hospice House. The top individual and the top team fundraisers will also be recognized.
To register, or for more information, visit www.hhrunwalk.org or call 795-9407.