Walk to Remember, Benefiting Hospice of the Western Reserve, Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15

Event Includes Breakfast, Full Day at Zoo, T-Shirts, Entertainment

CLEVELAND, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gather friends this fall and walk for a wonderful cause, benefiting the Hospice of the Western Reserve. The second annual Walk to Remember, sponsored by FirstMerit Foundation, will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; the walk begins at 8:45 a.m.  It offers a meaningful way to pay tribute to loved ones while striding past pink flamingoes, African lions, kangaroos, elephants and more. All proceeds stay within Northern Ohio. Funds raised will assist seriously ill patients and their families by providing compassionate services such as hospice care, grief counseling, pediatric palliative care, pet and art therapy, and caregiver support.

"Registering for this year's walk is easy for individual walkers as well as teams," said Bridget Murphy, Corporate Relations/Special Events Manager. "Registration is $20 for an individual and $50 for a family. Registration includes all-day admission at the Zoo and Rainforest, complimentary pancake breakfast in the Palava Hut Pavilion, T-shirts and entertainment."

To register, visit http://www.hospicewr.org/walk. Walkers will be able pick up their packets in advance at nine convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio for speedy admission the day of the event. For more information, email Murphy at bmurphy@hospicewr.org, or call her at 216.383.3715.

Walk to Remember, Fly Away to the Caribbean!

"At the Walk to Remember event, one lucky person's name will be drawn to win a one-week stay for up to four people in the charming Pilot House on the tropical island of Saba, plus a $1,000 travel voucher," Murphy added. The winner will be able to explore an underwater paradise off this volcanic island (rated one of the top 10 scuba diving locations in the world), see tropical birds and wildlife, and explore lush landscapes, ranging from coastal beaches to rainforests. To purchase your chance to win, visit the Walk to Remember site: http://www.hospicewr.org/walk. Generous support for Walk to Remember is provided by United Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente.  Additional partnership opportunities are available.     

About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve is a nationally acclaimed non-profit agency providing comfort and emotional support to patients and their families. The agency provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services throughout the region, and cares for people in a variety of settings, including private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake and David Simpson Hospice House on Cleveland's east side. For more information, visit hospicewr.org, or call 800.707.8922.

Media Contact:
Laurie Henrichsen

SOURCE Hospice of the Western Reserve


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