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GULFSIDE REGIONAL HOSPICE, INC.
Caring for Pasco County with
Dignity * Peace * Comfort
HIKE FOR HOSPICE - November 11
PASCO COUNTY (October 28, 2012) – Get ready to Hike for Hospice this Veterans Day!
The sixth annual Hike for Hospice includes both a 5K Run and 5K Walk, and will be at a new location this year at Rasmussen College, located at 18600 Fernview St. (on State Road 54 between Suncoast Parkway and US 41) in Land O'Lakes.
Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. The 5K Run begins promptly at 8 a.m., and the traditional 5K Walk commences at 9 a.m. After the run and walk conclude, both the top fundraisers and the fastest runners receive prizes. Before the Hike for Hospice, participants will have the opportunity to meet special guest former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Alstott, as well as see special presentations in honor of Veterans Day.
To register for the Hike for Hospice if you cannot attend on either of the Saturday dates, visit www.firstgiving.com/Hikeforhospice <http://www.firstgiving.com/Hikeforhospice> . If you do not have internet access, you can register for the Hike for Hospice by calling 1-800-561-4883. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students (ages 11 – college) and $5 for children 10 and under. All hikers will receive a t-shirt, morning snack and beverages with their registration.
All proceeds from the Hike for Hospice are designated for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses in Pasco County, as well as support programs at Gulfside’s Hospice Houses and Bereavement Centers. The Hike for Hospice, Gulfside’s signature fundraising event, has raised more than $250,000 for Gulfside Regional Hospice since it began in 2007.
Various levels of sponsorship are available for the Hike for Hospice. For more information about sponsoring the event, call 1-800-561-4883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Presenting Sponsor for the Hike for Hospice is Bouchard Insurance. Guardian Angels Sponsors for the event are BB&T and Laser Rite Business Systems Tampa Bay. Stars and Stripes Sponsors include Alltrust Insurance, Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco, MedFleet, O2 Solutions and Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL. deChant Public Relations and DJ’s Concepts are American Eagle Sponsors.
Gulfside Regional Hospice, established as a nonprofit corporation in Pasco County in 1988 and initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 375 patients daily. GRH employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Gulfside Regional Hospice was selected the 2011 Non-profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. For more information about Gulfside Regional Hospice, call 727-845-5707 or visit www.GRHospice.org <http://www.grhospice.org/> .