United Hospice of Rockland held its fifth Annual Walk to Remember, in conjunction with the Rockland Road Runners 25th Annual George Wodicka Hook Half Marathon, 5K Run and Kid’s Fun Run on Sunday, April 6 at Rockland Lake State Park. It was a beautiful spring morning that drew over 900 participants and raised over $75,000 to benefit UHR.
Ellen Feit raised over $3,200 to win the Avanti Cup, awarded every year to the most successful fundraiser. Ellen was walking in memory of her brother, Howard and while fundraising, her mother became ill, was admitted to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence and passed away shortly before the Walk to Remember. Ellen noted, “We are very grateful to the entire staff of the Residence who not only took care of my mother but our family as well.”
Steve Borton, Rockland Road Runners Race Director shares, “We would especially like to thank the volunteers from United Hospice of Rockland and the Rockland Road Runners for making the race an annual success, we are sure that George would be very proud. The Walk to Remember was very inspirational and brought many more participants together both running and walking.”
Thank you to all of our Sponsors: All Bright Electric, Event Sponsor; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality Sponsor; Dr. Edward and Raselle Fisher, Walk Registration Sponsor; Avanti Pharmaceuticals, Team Cup Sponsor; AMA Laboratories Inc., Finish Line Sponsor; Stop & Shop, New City, Race Registration Sponsor; Rand Realty, Bib Sponsor; TAPPAN, A Southwire Company, Awards Sponsor; Abbey Ice & Spring Water, Water Sponsor and Rose’s Soft Serve, Coffee Cart Sponsor. We appreciate DJ Stefanie Asaro for donating her time to this event.