An­nual run to ben­e­fit hospice’s Camp New Dawn

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — A por­tion of the pro­ceeds of the an­nual CON­NOR’Smiles run will spon­sor chil­dren to at­tend the Com­pass Re­gional Hospice Camp New Dawn grief re­treat in Au­gust.

CON­NOR’Smiles will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, May 7, at Camp Pe­cometh in Cen­tre­ville. This event in­cludes 5k- , 10k- and 10-mile runs; a fun run; and a corn­hole tour­na­ment. There also will be face paint­ing, in­flat­able bas­ket­ball, a moon bounce, food and craft ven­dors, a silent auc­tion with Ravens items and a Paul Reed Smith gui­tar raf­fle.

Camp New Dawn is a sum­mer grief re­treat for chil­dren, teens and fam­i­lies griev­ing after the death of a loved one. This year’s Camp New Dawn will be held Satur­day, Aug. 13, to Mon­day, Aug. 15.

“Fam­i­lies are charged a nom­i­nal fee for Camp New Dawn regis­tra­tion so that money is never a bar­rier to at­tend­ing camp,” said Kenda Lea­ger, de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer, Com­pass Re­gional Hospice. “Com­pass Re­gional Hospice re­lies on com­mu­nity do­na­tions like the ones that will be raised by CON­NOR’Smiles this year so that ev­ery child and fam­ily who will ben­e­fit from the ex­pe­ri­ence can at­tend.”

To reg­is­ter a camper or to be­come a Camp New Dawn vol­un­teer, visit www.com pass­re­gional hospice.org/ camp­new­dawn or con­tact Rhonda Knotts at rknotts@ com­pass­re­gion­al­hos­pice. org or 443-262-4109.

To learn more about the May 7 CON­NOR’Smiles event and to reg­is­ter, visit www.ac­tive.com/ cen­tre­ville-md/run­ning/ dis­tance-run­ning-races/ con­nor-smiles-2016?int or www.face­book.com/ events/153844251657660.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Rhonda Knotts, grief coun­selor for Com­pass Re­gional Hospice and direc­tor of Camp New Dawn, and Kenda Lea­ger, de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer, Com­pass Re­gional Hospice, visit with CON­NOR’Smiles run or­ga­niz­ers Kobe Pryor, Sil­via By­erly, Robin Rice, Nancy Wo­mack, Amy John­son, Phyl­lis En­drich, Theresa Dot­son, Pa­tri­cia Draper and Deb Lench­ner.

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