Thank you for help­ing Hospice of Charles County

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On Satur­day, April 16, Hospice of Charles County held its first Hope for Hospice 5k Run/Walk. This was a “glow-in-the-dark” run, the first of its kind in Charles County, and all par­tic­i­pants re­ceived a glow stick, as well as a glow-in-the-dark shirt.

The event started at St. Charles High School and con­tin­ued down Piney Church Road to a turn­around point, then con­cluded at St. Charles High School. A big thank you to the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and Gus Proc­tor for or­ga­niz­ing this event. We’d also like to thank St. Charles High School for al­low­ing us to uti­lize their fa­cil­ity, as well as Ryan DeGruy and Lu­mi­nuss Pro­duc­tions for pro­vid­ing a mag­i­cal lighted gate­way for the par­tic­i­pants to start and end un­der.

A spe­cial thank you to Patti Theil and Nora Dodge, who worked tire­lessly to se­cure spon­sors for the event. Thank you to all the amaz­ing hospice vol­un­teers who made this event pos­si­ble and to Anita Brik­man from the Na­tional Hospice and Pal­lia­tive Care Or­ga­ni­za­tion for her sup­port and for be­ing our em­cee for the event.

A huge thank you to all the par­tic­i­pants and spon­sors. To­gether, we raised more than $18,000 for Hospice of Charles County. If you have any ques­tions or are in­ter­ested in fu­ture events, please con­tact Melissa Matthews at 301-609-1652. Thank you for all you do.

Michelle John­son, Wal­dorf The writer is the ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant of Hospice of Charles County Inc.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Par­tic­i­pants in the first Hope for Hospice 5k Run/Walk pose for a photo dur­ing the event on April 16 at St. Charles High School.

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