Old Colony Hospice 16th Memorial Walk and Inaugural 5k

  • 04.27.2014
  • 11:00 AM
  • Canton, Massachusetts
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About Old Colony Hospice
Old Colony Hospice is a non-profit organization providing hospice and palliative care in 45 cities and towns throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Over the last 35 years our team of registered nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, nutritional consultants, and patient volunteers have compassionately cared for thousands of individuals and their loved ones coping with terminal illnesses and end of life needs while preserving dignity and quality of life.

The quote below best reflects the way families feel about the experience they have when they entrust us to care for their loved ones. Maureen's reflection tells our story the best.

“I’ve sat down to compose this note several times and it seems to understate the sincere appreciation and thanks to the staff that I call our lifeline in caring for my mom. The caring, compassion, knowledge, respect, and patience could never be completely understood unless you have experienced the support of Old Colony Hospice workers. Everyone arrived with uplifting smiles and confidence that immediately let us take a deep breath knowing we would be able to achieve the family’s desires to keep mom and dad at home together and comfortable. Thank you, thank you, thank you! As I’ve told so many of you already, dad thinks your organization is the answer to everyone’s problem and I know you were our lifeline!”
~ Maureen, daughter of a patient

Old Colony Hospice is accredited by CHAP - Community Healthcare Accreditation Program.
About This Event
The 16th Stepping Out for Old Colony Hospice Memorial Walk and Inaugural 5k will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Irish Cultural Centre (ICC) in Canton.

NEW this year in celebration of Old Colony's 35th anniversary we have added a 5k to our annual event. We expect more than 1,000 participants to walk or run in memory of a loved one, friend, colleague, or neighbor.
Proceeds from our signature events are used to bring comfort care to each patient we are privileged to serve within our community. Your participation helps support services they need through our alternative therapies program (Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Reike), Forget Me Not Dementia program, No Veteran Dies Alone program, our bereavement program, and training for patient volunteers.

Minimum donation of $25 for all participating adults, children under 16 receive free registration.

Event Schedule:
Day of Event Check In: 11:00am-12:00pm
5k Start: 12:00pm
Walk Start: 12:30pm
Post Race Party/Lunch: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Our course takes place on the grounds of the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton and consists of private roads within an industrial park, route is paved and flat. Walk or run safely without worrying about traffic or road closures.
Families with strollers, wheelchairs, or children on bikes are welcome to participate in our walk.

NEW this year! Want a more scenic experience? Choose to walk "Scout's Trail" located in the woods behind the Irish Cultural Centre which is part of the Canton Conservation Commission. Scout's Trail is a 2 mile wooded walk which is well marked, wide, and flat.
T-Shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis to adults (16+) who raise or donate a total of $50 per person ($25 in addition to the $25 registration fee).
Number Pick-Up
Number and "RFID" chip pick-up will be available prior to event day. Participants will be notified of date, time, and location.
RFID Timing Chips
Every participant will receive a bib number for this year's event which will include a state of the art RFID timing chip. These will be included in your registration packet and must be worn for you to be timed and scored.
Post Race Party
Please join us back at the tent for a post race lunch and party, complete with DJ, award ceremony, and other family activities.
The raffle will include a variety of prizes that will appeal to everyone in your family. Tickets will be on sale throughout race day and during the Number Pick-Up.
Prizes will be given for top fundraisers in the team and individual categories. There is also a team spirit award, so be creative!
The Irish Cultural Centre has plenty of free parking on site. Please follow signs that will direct you to the appropriate lots.
Directions to the Irish Cultural Centre are available at www.och2014memorialwalk5k.kintera.org
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
I wish to participate in the 16th Stepping Out for Old Colony Hospice Memorial Walk and Inaugural 5k (“Event”). I understand the acceptance of the waiver is required to participate in the Event. I hereby waive all claims against Old Colony Hospice, its officers, employees, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, vendors of other representatives or agents or their successors and assigns or the Irish Cultural Centre, or the Town of Canton, for any and all injuries or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered as a result of me and/or my child taking part in the Event and any related activities. Further, I also agree to the use of mine or my child's image in any photo, film or videotape of the event for any purpose. I also give full permission for such first aid as deemed necessary to be provided to me or my child(ren) on the premises or prior to transport to a hospital for further treatment. Further, I understand that I am solely responsible for my health and safety, and I acknowledge that I am physically capable of participating in and completing this Event. I agree to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my ability to complete this event safely. I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and a contract between me and the persons and entities mentioned above and that I accept of my own free will. If the participant is under 18 years of age at the time of registration, the participant’s parent or legal guardian must completely review this Waiver and Release. The parent or legal guardian understands and consents to its terms, and authorizes the participation of the registrant by his/her acceptance below.