Ravenna – The inaugural Robinson Memorial Hospital Hospice Hope 5K Run/Walk was held on October 4, 2014. Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice staff coordinated the day’s events to raise funds to continue providing care to uninsured and underinsured Portage County residents. Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice serves over 300 patients a year. In 2013, over $127,000 in charity care was provided to ensure a patient’s comfort at the end of life regardless of their ability to pay.
Despite the poor weather, 173 runners/walkers came to the Ravenna High School stadium to begin the course. The run/walk went through neighborhoods, utilized the bike and hike trail, ending in front of the stadium.
The overall winners were Joel Dagenhardt with a time of 17:22 and Grace Homany who finished at 23:40.
Other winners, by age bracket, were:
1-14 Troy Dyers Calli Hahn
15-19 John Kilbourne Morgan Englehart
20-29 Dennis Kirimi Ashley Kassimer
30-39 Andrew Adam Meredith Black
40-49 Robert Black Jessica Bittence
50-59 Joe Tarantino Kathy Beers
60-69 Darrell Gammon Linda Black
70 + Bob Chittenden Phyllis Spangler
With the help of our Gold Sponsors: Altercare Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center, Inc., The Woodlands at Robinson Health and Rehabilitation Center, and Giving Well Family Foundation; our Silver Sponsors: Dave and Kathy Pangallo, Bill and Eddye White – Twin Star Lanes, North East Ambulance Service, and Giant Eagle of Ravenna; and numerous Bronze Sponsors and friends of Hospice, the event was able to raise over $10,000. The day would not have been as successful without the assistance of the Ravenna Police and Service Department, the Ham Radio Club, the residents of Lincoln Street, our many volunteers and the Ravenna High School.
For more information on Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice or how you can help people at the end of life, contact 330-297-8899.