Save time the day of the Hike for Hospice and pre-register on either Oct. 27 or Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Thrift Shoppe located at 21780 State Road 54 in Lutz. Gulfside representatives will be able to answer questions about the Hike for Hospice, as well as sign participants up for the event that will be held on November 11.
The sixth annual Hike for Hospice includes both a 5K Run and 5K Walk, and will be at a new location this year at Rasmussen College, located at 18600 Fernview St. (on State Road 54 between Suncoast Parkway and US 41) in Land O'Lakes. Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. The 5K Run begins promptly at 8 a.m., and the traditional 5K Walk commences at 9 a.m. After the run and walk conclude, both the top fundraisers and the fastest runners receive prizes. Before the Hike for Hospice, participants will have the opportunity to meet special guest former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Alstott, as well as see special presentations in honor of Veterans Day.
To register for the Hike for Hospice if you cannot attend on either of the Saturday dates, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/
Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students (ages 11 – college) and $5 for children 10 and under. All hikers will receive a t-shirt, morning snack and beverages with their registration.
All proceeds from the Hike for Hospice are designated for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses in Pasco County, as well as support programs at Gulfside’s Hospice Houses and Bereavement Centers. The Hike for Hospice, Gulfside’s signature fundraising event, has raised more than $250,000 for Gulfside Regional Hospice since it began in 2007.
Various levels of sponsorship are available for the Hike for Hospice. For more information about sponsoring the event, call 1-800-561-4883 or e-mail hikeforhospice@
Gulfside Regional Hospice, established as a nonprofit corporation in Pasco County in 1988 and initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 375 patients daily. GRH employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Gulfside Regional Hospice was selected the 2011 Non-profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. For more information about Gulfside Regional Hospice, call 727-845-5707 or visit http://www.grhospice.org.