Congers, NY––United Hospice of Rockland's fourth Annual Walk to Remember, a leisurely walk around Rockland Lake for those who walk in memory or in honor of their loved one, offered in conjunction with the Rockland Road Runners' 24th Annual Hook Half Marathon & Hope 5K Run raised over $77,000 to benefit UHR on Sunday, April 21 at Rockland Lake State Park.
Team “Motivation” raised over $2,500 to win the Avanti Cup, which is awarded to the most successful fundraiser. Team Motivation ran in honor of Marvin Hampson, who is recovering from lung transplant surgery, and in memory of their grandparents, Raymond and Julia Goeller, and their aunt, Vanessa Hampson.
Team captain Kathy Hampson said, "The trophy is in recognition of my father, Marvin Hampson; also known as "Motivational Marv" to honor his inspiration and fight during his long battle with interstitial lung disease." The family continues to motivate Marvin during the recovery process after he miraculously had lung transplant surgery
Events sponsors included: All Bright Electric; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; AMA Laboratories, Inc.; Avanti Health Care Services; Dr. Edward and Raselle Fisher; Rand Realty; Stop and Shop-New City; Inserra Supermarkets; and Abbey Ice & Spring Water.
For more information about this and other UHR special events contact Laurie Meltzer Bandremer, UHR Assistant Director of Development, 845 634-4974, lbandremer@hospiceofrockland.