The Hike for Hospice is a long-standing annual event in Fayette County that brings together over 500 community members.
The annual Hike will be held Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. beginning and ending at Merchants National Bank, 128 S. North St. in Washington Court House. Registration will begin April 1 and run through April 27.
“We are very fortunate and appreciative to have so much support from our local communities and event sponsors,” said Carolyn Moore, Hospice of Fayette County marketing and fundraising coordinator. “There are so many components to organizing the Hike and it would not be possible without the help and support from Pettit’s, Doug Marine Motors, East Ambulance, Merchants National Bank, Quali-Tee Design, Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Walmart Distribution Center, Cargill, Bell’s Service Station and St. Catherine’s Manor/Court House Manor.”
Registration is $10 for all ages and includes the event t-shirt along with pizza and drink, following the hike. Entries must be received by the cut-off date in order to receive a t-shirt.
Registration forms may be picked up at the Hospice of Fayette County office at 222 N. Oakland Ave., online at www.hospice-fayco.org, or through the Hospice of Fayette County Facebook page.
A “Memory Walk” to honor family, friends and those loved ones who are no longer with us will take place down Community Drive in front of Grace Community Church as a part of the Hike route. Memory Walk signs will be personalized with a loved one’s name and will be placed along the route for hikers to see as they pass by.
To place a sign along Memory Lane, a $6 donation per name is requested. Signs must be ordered by April 21 and can be done at the Hospice of Fayette County office. Residents do not need to participate in the Hike to purchase a memory sign.
For more information on registration or Memory Lane, please call the Hospice of Fayette County office at 740-335-0149 or visit the website at www.hospice-fayco.org.