COMMUNITY PARTICIPATES IN 5K BENEFITTING HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

Story by WVUA 23’s Monae Stevens.

Hospice of West Alabama held its 11th-annual 5k on Saturday morning. Participants ran or walked in honor of a loved one whose passing was eased through hospice care.

The feeling of being surrounded by those who have been through similar situations is what put the racers at ease.

“It’s comforting to know,” Mary Crocker, who participated in the walk, said. “I know that hospice means something to every one of them, so it’s comforting to know that you’re among family and friends.”

Crocker honored her mother, who passed away while in hospice care. She felt confident that her mother was in caring hands during her final days.

The large turnout of this 5k meant a lot to Hospice of West Alabama.

“I’m overwhelmed every year by the support of this community,” said Latrelle Porter, executive director of Hospice of West Alabama.

All benefits of Saturday’s race went toward hospice care patients, both insured and uninsured.

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