Walk of Remembrance appeals to all ages


Walk of Remembrance appeals to all ages

 It’s not a competition, and it’s not even really about fitness, but 1,000 people are expected to grace the grounds of the Felician Sisters on the morning of Saturday, September 20, to walk 2.3-miles. The reason for their trek: to honor and celebrate the dear loved ones they’ve lost.

Angela Hospice will hold the 7th annual Walk of Remembrance to benefit its free community outreach programs for grieving children and adults. The walk will begin at Madonna University at 10 a.m., and continue through the peaceful, idyllic property of the Felician Sisters, including Ladywood High School, the Sisters’ Central Convent, and concluding at the beautiful Angela Hospice grounds.

“The Walk of Remembrance continues to grow each year, and it’s a testament to how powerful this event is,” said Bob Alexander, Angela Hospice Business Development Manager. “Many people return year after year to take part in it, and it has even become a tradition for these families.”

Individuals and families of all ages are encouraged to attend the uplifting event, which also includes live music, a hot dog lunch, and rock painting activity. Some families are even forming fundraising teams to pay tribute to their loved ones, while helping to support Angela Hospice’s charitable work.

“Angela Hospice’s grief support services are available free of charge to anyone who has experienced a loss,” said Rebecca DeRaud, Social Work and Bereavement Manager at Angela Hospice. “This event is a great way to support these charitable programs financially, while also helping to bring awareness of these resources to people in the community.”

Angela Hospice’s grief support services include general and special topic grief support groups; individual and family counseling; and holiday workshops for children, teens, and adults.

Registration for the Walk of Remembrance includes a T-shirt and is $25 in advance for adults (increases to $35 on day of event), $15 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for 5 and under. Day of event registration begins at 9 a.m.

You can register online, and get more information about Angela Hospice’s programs, by visiting www.AskForAngela.com, or calling (734) 464-7810.


Angela Hospice is a Catholic sponsored ministry in the Felician Franciscan tradition, providing families in Southeast Michigan with comprehensive, compassionate, and Christlike care since 1985

14100 Newburgh Road
Livonia, Michigan 48154
Phone (734) 464-7810
http://www.AskForAngela.com

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