ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – HomeCare & Hospice held their 22nd Annual Hospice Walk & Run on Saturday, May 19th at St. Bonaventure University. Registration began at 9 a.m. and the Walk officially stepped off at 10 a.m.
Participants were encouraged to create teams and raise pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Money raised supports HomeCare & Hospice and helps the agency work at increasing awareness of available services and resources that the agency provides throughout the community.
Cutco was the top team, raising $1,456 in support of HomeCare & Hospice. This year’s top individual earners were Jacki Falk and Bill O’Connell, who each raised $2,005 and $1,250 respectively. In third place was Pam Baker, who raised $800 in support of the agency.
Participants stayed after the race to enjoy pizza, visit with vendors and participate in basket raffles to win great prizes. Jacki Falk took home our grand prize of two round-trip airfare tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Bill O’Connell took home the YMCA Gift Basket and Pam Baker left with the one-day Guided Fishing Tour by Wayne-O’s.
Over 25 vendors attended the event, including Hello Pink, The Hip Lipster, LuLaRoe, Cow Girl County Crafts, Entwined by Jeanne, Jamberry Nails, Avon, Community Action, Trades of Hope, Scentsy, Barkz, NuSkin, Young Living Oil, Hoofbeat Designs, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lilla Rose, Crafts, Palmer Sculptures, B & E Woodworks, Shelby’s Craft N’ Creations, Bedroom Kandi, Inspire Oils, Sew Much 2 Make, Pink Zebra and Lady of the Lake.
Cash sponsorships were received from 28 businesses, including Cutco Corporation, Gas Field Specialists, Worth W. Smith Co., Sports Locker, Park Centre Development Inc., Community Bank NA, Olean Medical Group, Pulaski Club of Olean Inc., Olean Times Herald, Acme Business Machines, Casella Waste Systems, In Memory of Arnold McHone, Register Graphics, Rinker Oil, Threehouse Law Firm, Fox Financial, Cline’s Tent Rentals, Portville Dental PLLC, Ried’s Food Barn, Walmart, Comfort Zone, William & Laraine Caton, Buffalo Solar Solutions, Gerald & Clarice Shepard, Michelle Campbell, Staples, and members of the HomeCare & Hospice Guild. A special thank you to St. Bonaventure University and Mix 101.5 for also sponsoring the event and showing support for the agency.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Homecare & Hospice at the 2018 Hospice Walk & Run! The event was a success thanks to our compassionate community and the commitment of our staff and volunteers. Thank you for supporting our mission and helping us to make a difference!