Supporters of SOMC Hospice will participate in the 24th annual Hike for Hospice Saturday, May 15. This non-competitive 5-k “Fun Walk” will begin at the SOMC Hospice Center (East Campus), 2201 25th St., with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9:30.
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, presenting banners, shirts or other forms of promotion. Each team receives one complimentary 8×10 photo.
Hikers and supporters will be eligible for prizes and T-shirts will be available for purchase. Awards will be presented at the end of the hike to teams as well as individuals in various categories.
Rest stops will be available along the way and free lunch will be provided by Subway Sandwiches & Salads on Gallia Street in Portsmouth. Other corporate sponsors include Life 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.