The annual Hike for Hospice of Fayette County took place April 30 starting and ending at Merchants National Bank.
This year, the hike had over 466 people register. Miami Trace Middle School Student Council went home with the “Most Walkers from a Youth Team” award with 39 walkers. Grace United Methodist Church won the “Most Walkers from an Adult Team” award and the “Most Donations from a Team” award with over $800 raised for Hospice of Fayette County. John Helton received the “Most Donations from an Individual” award while Merchants National Bank received the “Most Donations from a Corporation” award with $1,900 raised for Hospice of Fayette County.
“We had a fantastic day with beautiful weather,” said Carolyn Moore, marketing and fundraising coordinator. “I want to thank all of the sponsors, participants, teams and volunteers for supporting us. The overwhelming support from our community is greatly appreciated and helps keep our mission alive. We were able to raise more than $13,000 to go towards patient care and supplies. I can’t express how much this will help the patients that we serve.”
Hospice of Fayette County also said a “Thank you” to the 2017 Hike for Hospice corporate sponsors, who were: Quali-Tee Design, Pettit’s Enterprises, Merchants National Bank, Doug Marine Motors, Walmart DC, East Ambulance, Cargill, Fayette County Memorial Hospital, St. Catherine’s Manor & Court House Manor and Bell’s Service Station.
Hospice of Fayette County is a local nonprofit agency founded in 1987, that never bills a patient for care or supplies provided relating to their illness. For more information on care and services please contact Hospice of Fayette County at 740-335-0149.