The Visiting Nurse Association's 18th annual VNA Stroll for Hospice is right around the corner - Sunday, May 5th. Onsite registration begins at 12 noon and the stroll steps off at 1:15 pm at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso.
Registration is $10 per walker, with children 18 and under free. Teams of 6 or more may register for $50 per team.
VNA Stroll for Hospice brings people together to remember their loved ones and to support the VNA Hospice program, helping the VNA continue to provide compassionate hospice care to patients and families facing one of life’s most difficult journeys. Anyone in the community who has lost a loved one or has been touched by VNA Hospice is invited to attend. The route is a little over two miles long, and the pace is slow and easy. Not up to the walk? Not a problem, you can skip the walk and simply relax and enjoy the park!
Individuals and teams are encouraged to collect donations in support of their walk. There are individual & team options, as well as donation & fundraising options. If you would like to fundraise...under the “Giving” section on the registration page choose either “create a fundraiser of your own (for individuals or to start a new team) or Fundraising for existing team (choose this if you know your team captain has already registered your team online). After registration is complete you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to proceed with your online fundraising page. You can include a picture and story behind your desire to raise funds. Then send your fundraising page link to everybody you know! Not an “online” person? Go to the link above and print out a pledge sheet. Make copies; give to your family, friends, neighbors, gym, church and businesses, etc.
Special memorial signs in honor of loved ones will be offered to anyone collecting donations of $100 or more. The memorial signs will be personalized with your loved one’s name and placed along the VNA Stroll for Hospice route. Awards will be presented to the individual and team raising the most in donations, to the individual and team with the highest number of donors, and also to the largest team.
Incentives to Pledge! In addition to the memorial sign above, individuals and teams who raise $500 or more will receive a memorial sign and an 8x8-inch memorial brick, personally inscribed and placed in the Arthur B. and Ethel V. Horton VNA Hospice Center Walk of Friends. For those raising $1,000 or more, you will receive a memorial sign plus a memorial plaque, personally inscribed and placed inside the VNA Hospice Center.
After the stroll, walkers are invited to a picnic at the new Urschel Pavilion or bring a blanket to sit in the park. The menu includes hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and sides including Culver’s Frozen Custard for dessert. Entertainment will be provided by the VNA Hospice choir and a DJ from Entertainment Express, as well as lots of kids’ activities, including a bounce house, balloon twister, photo booth, crafts, face painting, and more. The VNA Stroll for Hospice is a great way to build a new, uplifting tradition to celebrate and remember a loved one and also support VNA Hospice.
In honor of the VNA’s partnership in the We Honor Veterans program, all veterans in attendance will be given a flag pin in honor of their service and recognized as a group during the program.
Anyone in the community who has lost a loved one or has been touched by VNA Hospice is invited to attend the VNA Stroll for Hospice. The route is a little over two miles long, and the pace is slow and easy. Not up to the walk? Not a problem, you can skip the walk and simply relax and enjoy the park! The VNA Stroll for Hospice is a great way to build a new, uplifting tradition to celebrate and remember a loved one and also support VNA Hospice.
Not able to attend and want to simply make a donation to support the Stroll?
Thank you to our
2019 Stroll for Hospice Sponsors
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