July 12, 2018

Attleboro, MA – Registration is now open for the 16th annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember, to be held Sunday, August 5. The event begins at 9:00 AM, with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM on the front lawn of the North Attleboro Town Hall, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA.

According to Dr. Mark Young, Race Chair and Community VNA Board Member, “The funds we raise will support Community VNA’s multi-disciplinary Hospice Care team, which is comprised of a medical director, nurses, social workers, spiritual and support staff, and volunteers who work together to provide a continuum of Palliative and Hospice Care Services that addresses physical, emotional, social, spiritual, caregiving, nutritional, safety and other needs.”

“Hospice is about patients driving their own plan of care with dignity, comfort, respect and peace,” says Colleen Swihart, Community VNA Hospice Care Manager. “Support from this event will provide specialized quality care, making it possible for many patients and their families to experience more meaningful moments together. Hospice helps them focus on living despite a terminal diagnosis.”

The 5K Run/Walk to Remember is a competitive road race for all levels of runners, from novice to serious athlete. The 3.1-mile run/walk courses through a mostly residential area surrounding downtown North Attleboro. A non-competitive walk, ideal for families, follows the same route as the road race. Individuals, teams, wheelchair racers, and school groups are all encouraged to participate. After the race, massage/stretching therapists as well as refreshments, activities, and vendor tables will be located near registration, and awards will be presented.

Early registration is encouraged. The registration fee for all ages is $30 through July 31 and
$35 from August 1 through day of event. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Registration is available online at http://runsignup.com/CVNA5k. To request a printed registration form, contact the Development Office at Community VNA by emailing register@communityvna.com, or call 508.222.0118, ext. 1308.

To help raise additional funds for Community VNA Hospice, participants are encouraged to ask friends, family, and co-workers to sponsor their run or walk. Participants may establish a personal fundraiser (or may join an established fundraiser) when they register online.
General information and forms may be downloaded from www.communityvna.com.

Tee Sign sponsorships are available for those making donations of $100 or more in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, or loved one. Additional sponsorships and vendor table opportunities are also available. For details contact Jeffrey LaValley, Community Relations and
Fund Development Manager at development@communityvna.com, or call 508.222.0118, ext. 1303.


About Community VNA
Community VNA has been dedicated to enhancing health, wellness and quality of life for more than 100 years, providing a range of services, including: Home Health Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Private Care, Adult Day Health Care, Alzheimer’s Assistance Program, as well as Lifeline Services and Annual Elder Dental Clinics.

Community VNA has been recognized as a 2017 HomeCare Elite Top 500 (ranked among the top 5% of home health care agencies nationwide). This recognition is based on publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementing patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

For more information, visit www.communityvna.com, and connect with Community VNA on Facebook.