Murray-Calloway County hospital teams up with area businesses to host a VALENTINE’S DAY 5K Run/WALK
by Melony Bray, Special to TCR
Jan 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital together with the Center for Health & Wellness, Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Murray, Sportable Scoreboards, Fleet Feet and Innovative Printing, team together to host “Don’t Just Run, Run for a Reason ? Hospice,” a Valentine’s Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 14, at the Center for Health & Wellness.

The event will raise funds to support a Residential Hospice House in Western Kentucky. The residential Hospice House will provide 12-beds where terminally ill patients can end life’s journey in a comfortable home-like setting. It will offer an important option for people who are in need of end-of-life care and cannot, or prefer not, to die at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing home.

Hospice Houses offer a variety of services to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of its residents. The hospital needs to secure $3 million to achieve this goal of beginning construction for a Hospice House in Murray, which will be the only Residential Hospice House located in Western Kentucky.

To register before the event, forms can be picked up at the Center for Health & Wellness, Murray Chamber of Commerce, and the Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau. Completed forms with entry fee can be dropped off at the Center for Health & Wellness or mailed to: Center for Health & Wellness – Valentine’s Day 5K, 716 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.

(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)
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