(ST. JOSEPH) – On Saturday, May 21, more than 1,300 registrants, 50 volunteers, and 60 sponsors participated in the 12th Annual Run, Walk, and Rock presented by the McLoughlin Family Foundation for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Hospice at Home, a Lakeland Health Affiliate.
Through donations and participation, this year’s event set a new record, raising more than $55,000 to support unique bereavement programs and services for all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances. Last year, Lory’s Place provided bereavement services to over 2,600 children and adults, including bereavement programs in over 40 area schools.
“We are so grateful to everyone who came out to support this event,” said Lisa Bartoszek, Director of Bereavement and Lory’s Place, Lakeland Health. “Lory's Place is fully funded by the generous donations and gifts from our community, and all proceeds from Run, Walk, and Rock help us continue to meet the needs of grieving children and their families.”
In the 5K run portion of the event, Sam Felton of St. Joseph took overall top honors with a time of 16:42. For the overall women’s division of the 5K run, Alexandra High of Bridgman was in first place with a time of 21:09. In the 5K walk event, Doug Anderson of Baroda won overall top honors with a time of 29:28, and Nada Kramp of Stevensville came in first place for the women at 37:06. (See the bottom of this news release for the top 10 finishers for the men’s and women’s divisions of the run and walk.)
Next year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017. For more information about the programs and services provided by Lory’s Place, visit www.lorysplace.org or call (269) 983-2707.
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