The 15th annual 5k run/walk will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Registration forms are available at hospicenc.org/events, Facebook, or at the Hospice of the North Country office, 3909 St. Rt. 11.
Participants may walk or run the 3 mile course that begins at the Malone Adult Center (formerly In Motion Physical Therapy), located at 14906 State Route 30 in Malone. The first 50 people to register for the event will receive a t-shirt. The registration fee is $20 (checks payable to Hospice of the North Country). In celebration of Rehabilitation Week, local Physical Therapists organize the 5k to give back to the community by supporting Hospice of the North Country, an organization that touches many living in the North Country.
All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit those served by Hospice of the North Country. “We appreciate Kathy and the event organizers for volunteering their time and energy in support of our mission,” said Cathlyn Lamitie, Hospice of the North Country Director of Development/Communications. “We understand how fortunate we are to have business owners, organizations, and individuals who believe in the value of hospice care.” There will be refreshments, a 50/50 and gift raffle following the 5K.
As a non-profit organization, Hospice of the North Country depends on contributions from individuals, families, corporations, and the community. Participation in this event will make a real difference in the lives of the patients and families served by Hospice. Hospice care provides comfort to patients with symptom and pain management along with respite for family and friends.
Hospice of the North Country is a non-profit agency serving Franklin and Clinton Counties. Hospice care is a specialized form of treatment for individuals with advanced life-threatening disease and comprehensive services their families. Services include symptom and pain management as well as comfort and respite for family and friends. Our Mission, in honoring life, is to help people of the North Country die in spiritual, mental, and physical comfort. We support and encourage people and their families to determine their end-of-life care. Hospice of the North Country was formed as a result of the merger of Hospice Care of Clinton County, Inc. and Caring Friends, Inc. in 1992. Hospice of the North Country serves more than 300 patients annually with the highest level of compassion and skill. Hospice of the North Country is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State. Hospice of the North Country serves on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with Federal and State regulations.