31st Annual Walk for Hospice and 5K Fun Run July 3rd on the Mishawaka Riverwalk

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Center for Hospice Care will host its annual Walk for Hospice and new Heroes for Hospice Fun Run at its Mishawaka Campus on July 3, 2016. Registration begins at 9:30am - there is no cost to register; those who raise $35 or more will receive a limited edition Heroes for Hospice t-shirt.

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Center for Hospice Care (CHC) will host its 31st Annual Walk for Hospice on July 3rd, 2016. This year's event has been rebranded as the Heroes for Hospice Fun 5K & Walk. This family-friendly, uplifting event will take place at Center for Hospice Care’s Mishawaka Campus, Central Park and along the Mishawaka Riverwalk. As in prior years, the event will include the Memory Wall and the Finish Line Celebration. The walk and fun run support Center for Hospice Care's mission to provide compassionate, skilled care to anyone eligible for hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Registration will be held at CHC, located at 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka (next to Central Park) and begins at 9:30 am. The fun run starts at 10:30 am, followed by the walk at 11 am. While registration is free, those who raise $35 or more will receive a limited edition 2016 Heroes for Hospice t-shirt. The first 100 kids under the age of 12 will receive a free super gift.

The event will also feature some of the area’s favorite everyday heroes like the Mishawaka Fire Department, the St. Joseph County Police and D.A.R.E. program. The U.S. Army will also be on site for the event. The Hall of Hereos Museum, Elkhart will also be taking part. Characters scheduled to appear include: Captain America, Spider Man and Ms. Marvel. The museum will also be exhibiting a life-sized Iron Man costume, a car from the Iron Man movie, and a shield used in the filming of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Established in 1978, Center for Hospice Care is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organization, improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and community education. With offices in South Bend, Plymouth, Elkhart and Mishawaka, Center for Hospice Care serves Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke counties in Northern Indiana. Both Center for Hospice and its supporting foundation, Hospice Foundation, are 501(c)(3) organizations.

Visit the event web site, http://www.walkmichianaforhospice.org, for more information and to register or contact Red Fisher, Special Events Coordinator at 574.243.3119.

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