National Hospice Foundation Named an Associate Charity of Bank of America Chicago Marathon

For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2012

(Alexandria, VA) – For the sixth year in a row, the National Hospice Foundation’s Run to Remember® program is part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Last year, 13 Run to Remember participants raised almost $25,000 for hospice through this premier race.

“In 2012, we hope to almost triple the number of Run to Remember runners taking to the streets of Chicago on race day - October 7,” says Stuart Lazarus, Run to Remember’s founder and program director.

Registration for the Chicago Marathon opens today, February 1 at www.chicagomarathon.com. Last year, the marathon registration closed on March 3. There is no guessing when this year’s race will close, so runners who are keen to run should register as soon as possible.

Anyone interested in joining the Run to Remember team should register immediately and select “National Hospice Foundation/Run to Remember” from the drop-down menu of charity choices.

Run to Remember® is the National Hospice Foundation’s athletic fundraising program. Run to Remember® is different than other athletic fundraising programs. It is inspired by what is uniquely important about hospice care and connects it to training for a race. Memory and honor are at the heart of this program.

Because people who receive hospice care do not survive, we are left to celebrate their memory and honor their lives. Training for and completing a race offers participants an incredible opportunity to honor and celebrate loved ones.

Hospices that wish to encourage their volunteers, staff, board members, and supporters to register for this race should contact Susan Messina, NHF’s director of special projects for more information at smessina@nationalhospicefoundation.org or 571-275-4324.

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Contact:
National Hospice Foundation
703/516-4928 
info@nationalhospicefoundation.org