Hospice Walkathon Slated For June 5

SPRINGFIELD — There is still time to obtain walk papers for the sixth annual Step Out for Hospice walkathon to benefit hospice services at Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.


This year’s walk, with a scenic route through Forest Park in Springfield, will step off Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. from the park’s grandstand area.
“We’ve had a very strong response so far this year from the community requesting walk papers, and we are looking forward to having a great turnout,” said Colette Dill, co-chair of the steering committee. “The event is not about how far you can walk, but about everyone participating to help ensure that hospice care will be available for any patient who needs it.”

Step Out for Hospice participants raise sponsorships from their friends, families, and co-workers, which help pay for the compassionate end-of-life care of patients and their families provided by the Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.

Registration on walk day is at 9 a.m. across from the grandstand. Walkers raising more than $50 will receive a Step Out for Hospice T-shirt while supplies last.
Corporate sponsors this year include Colebrook Realty Services Inc., Health New England, and Reeds Landing.

The event will be held rain or shine. To obtain walk papers, or for more information, call (413) 827-4535.