20th Annual 5K to Benefit Hospice House
I am participating in the "Virtual 5k" to show support, and give back to my colleagues at Visiting Nurse Service Hospice. VNS provides Hospice Care, both in-patient, in a home like setting, and hospice at home, all throughout Suffolk County, NY. Those who chose to remain home at end of life, instead of in a hospital or other facility, can remain in the comfort of their own environment, no tubes or machines, or poking and prodding around the clock , surrounded by loved ones and pets. We bring all necessities to you, from hospital beds, to acupuncture, even spiritual visits from local clergy if desired. Our team of devoted healthcare professionals continue to provide hospice care during this pandemic, making an already challenging job, much more stressful, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. Covid-19 positive patients are not denied our exceptional hospice care, and in fact the Hospice House set up special ventilation in several bedrooms to provide a safe environment. Our healthcare workers on the frontline continue to rise to the occasion, and flex with the ever changing protocols. They put their lives at risk and the families they go home to. They are true heroes! I am running to raise funds and give back to these heroes in some way. I will be running, safely, in the woods behind my home (all participants are walking/running on treadmills, or in their neighborhoods) during this pandemic. If you would like to contribute to my fundraiser, no amount too small, a single dollar from 100 people goes a long way! I know a lot of people are out of work and struggling, please do not donate!! Instead, if you know someone who can, then simply share this link. Thank you in advance and stay safe, and stay well!
In celebration of National Nurses Week, we invite everybody to take part in the Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) 20th Annual Virtual 5K. All you have to do is run or walk 5K (3.107 miles) in your neighborhood, on your treadmill or anywhere else in the world and post your time and finish photo online at elitefeats.com for a chance to win one of more than 50 prizes.
Raise $100+ and your donations will be matched 100% by a generous donor
Swag bag mailed to first 350 participants in the Continental U.S.
Post your finish line photo and time on elitefeats.com for a chance to win more than 50 prizes including one of 10 $50 Amazon e-cards.
Check your email for the GEICO CARES electronic frame for posting your finish line photo
Net Proceeds benefit Hospice House
Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $25
Kids under 12 Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $10
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 631.930.9310
Raise $150 or more and your donation will be matched 100% by a generous donor!
One hundred percent of the net proceeds of this event benefit Hospice House. Since 2004, more than 4,500 patients have been lovingly cared for by Hospice House's compassionate staff and volunteers. Your 5K participation extends our ability to provide the highest quality of service to families facing a healthcare crisis.