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'5K Walk and Run' Shows Light of Hospice Care

Making a person's final days more comfortable, hundreds of runners and walkers hit Bidwell Park on Sunday to raise awareness and money for hospice care.

Posted: May. 6, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: May. 7, 2018 11:30 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Making a person's final days more comfortable, hundreds of runners and walkers hit Bidwell Park on Sunday to raise awareness and money for hospice care.

It was all part of the fourth annual “Celebration of Life 5K Walk and Run.”

The event first started as a high school senior project but it has grown into a much bigger project.

"End of life care is so difficult and for family members that are struggling with caring for loved ones, not having the experience, not having the professionals there to help, would be almost impossible,” said Danny On, a medical director.

The money raised on Sunday gets distributed evenly between the Feather River Hospital, Enloe Medical Center and Butte Hospice and Palliative Care.

Last year each program received $3,600.

Organizers said the walk is held the first Sunday in May every year and registration for next year's run will be opening soon.

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