Thank you for helping Hospice of Charles County
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.
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.