SOMC Hosted 24th Annual Hike for Hospice

More than 475 supporters, volunteers and community members helped to collect $40,014.11 in funds during the 24th Annual Hike for Hospice at Southern Ohio Medical Center, held May 15, 2010.

Individuals and teams of five to 71 participants sported signs and T-shirts of various colors, names and slogans during the hike, which raises funds annually for the SOMC Hospice Caritas Fund and is held as a tribute to all hospice patients and their family members.

“Our services rely on the support of our community and we couldn’t do what we do without them,” Beverly Stringer, volunteer coordinator of SOMC Hospice Services, said. “We greatly extend our gratitude to everyone who attended and helped behind the scenes.”

Team and individual winners of various categories also were announced at the hike’s conclusion and include:

Team Awards:

Largest Total Donation: Golden Bears Most Sponsors: Golden Bears Largest Team: OSCO Largest Business Affiliated Team: OSCO Largest Community Based Team: Scioto County Department of Disabilities Most Family Members: The Walker Family Most Original Team Costume: Heartland Youth Group with the Most Participants: OSWEGO

Individual Awards:

Largest Total Donation: 1st place- Dr. Bonzo; 2nd place- Thelma Shirey Most Sponsors: 1st place- Thelma Shirey; 2nd place- Dr. Bonzo