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Heart of hospice run a success

Posted: April 21, 2013 - 12:04am

The Heart of Hospice Fundraising Run/Walk on April 13 was absolutely wonderful and we wish to thank the community of Juneau, businesses and individuals, for their generous support for our programs. The weather was perfect, sunny and crisp, for a delightful way to start the day. We had 86 participants in all and the winners of the Dr. Henry Akiyama Memorial Award were John Nagel with a time of 20:17 and Jane Boer with a time of 22:33. Their names will be placed on our plaque that hangs in the Hospice and Home Care office.

We wish to thank all those businesses that gave so generously in sponsoring this fundraiser beginning with Bartlett Regional Hospital, Valley Medical Care, Pioneers of Alaska Women’s Igloo #6, Rainforest Pediatric Care, Alaska Marine Lines, Jensen Yorba Lott, Space Unlimited, AEL&P, Baxter Bruce and Sullivan, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, The Plumbing and Heating Company, Southeast Medical Clinic, Western Auto Marine, North Pacific Erectors, Inc., Southeast Dental Group, Chez Santé, Fairweather Leasing, Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor, Super Bear Super Market, Alaska Health Options, Ron’s Apothecary, Woman of the Moose, MRV Architects, Falkner Banfield, PND Engineers, Pavitt Chiropractic, Perseverance Glass, Taku Oil Sales, Valley Auto Parts, Wellspring, Jordan Creek Diagnostics, TLC Painting, Valley Lumber Supply, Cranor Counseling, Juneau foot and Ankle Center, Mike’s Airport Express, Foggy Mountain Shop, Tracy’s King Crab Shack, Glacier Pediatrics, Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center, Taku Smokeries, Alaska Trollers Association, Century 21 Totem Properties, Benjamin Gilbert DDS PC, Mindy Shaw DDS, Alaska Wild Salmon Company, Juneau Real Estate, and Mike’s Custom Printing for the lovely purple t-shirts. Thank you to those businesses that donated food items to provide refreshments to the participants – Costco, Foodland IGA, Walmart, Safeway, Rainbow Foods and Heritage Coffee. Thanks to Cycle Alaska, Valley Paint and Mount Roberts Tramway for their donation of Gift Certificates for our post-race drawing prizes.

We also want to thank all those individuals who didn’t run or walk but wished to donate and support Hospice and Home Care through honoring the Dr. Henry Akiyama Memorial Award. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

We wish to recognize our dedicated race directors, Tony and Lori Yorba, who have been with us every year helping pull this together and make it happen, along with our amazing group of volunteers. Thank you so very much for all your efforts!

And lastly, we want to thank all participants who came out and made the event such a huge success. Your smiles and efforts in running and walking for Hospice and Home Care were simply amazing and very much appreciated.

Thanks again to the community of Juneau, and beyond, for your amazing support to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Your generosity helps us to continue to provide our comprehensive services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. We were blessed with sunny skies and are doubly blessed by all the caring and thoughtful individual in our community.

Colleen Jones

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau

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