Supporters of SOMC Hospice will participate in the 25th annual Hike for Hospice Saturday, May 14. This non-competitive 5-K “Fun Walk” will begin at the SOMC Hospice Center located at 2201 25th St. in Portsmouth. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
SOMC Hospice is a non-profit agency offering a special way of caring for those faced with terminal illness. Participants of the hike raise funds by asking friends to sponsor an amount per kilometer walked or giving an outright donation.
Participants also can join in groups of three or more to form teams. Teams may display their spirit by creating team banners, pennants, shirts or anything that promotes their team. Each team receives one complimentary 8×10 photo.
Hikers and supporters are eligible for prizes and T-shirts will be available for purchase. Awards are presented at the end of the hike to teams as well as individuals in various categories.
Rest stops are available along the way and free lunch is provided by Subway Sandwiches & Salads on Gallia Street in Portsmouth. Other corporate sponsors include Life Ambulance, ABLE Ambulance, OSCO and Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Early registration is encouraged but hikers can also register the day of the event. For more information or to purchase a T-shirt please call 740-353-2567.