Friends of Hospice Santa 5K is Dec. 11-13

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Alisha Saulsbury and her daughter Karli Jean are organizing this year’s Santa 5K.

EASTON — Friends of Hospice invites you to join this year’s Santa 5K on Dec. 11-13. Runners and walkers can participate from anywhere, as organizers Alisha and Karli Jean Saulsbury hope to fill the streets with a festive display as athletes support Talbot County Hospice House.

“Put on your Santa hats, as we spread the joy,” a statement from the Saulsburys said. “All proceeds will directly impact and support patient services, as well as their families. Beginning at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 11, through Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m., walk or run 3.1 miles. What better way to honor special people whose lives have been touched through Hospice?”

The annual event has been popular in the past, and has gained even more support this year. “Because of such a great response, and request for an extra day, we have extended the event one day,” the statement said.
T-Shirts are guaranteed for those pre-registered before Dec. 1. Pick-up locations (with social distancing) will be determined the week of the event, for all registrants.
The cost is a tax-deductible donation of $35. “After your accomplishment, you can send us your photos to share on our website,” the statement said.

Friends of Hospice has carried out its mission to raise funds for Talbot Hospice by sponsoring the annual Festival of Trees. This event continues be immensely successful and is made possible through the work of hundreds of volunteers. The Festival annually assists with Hospice’s operating budget which benefits terminally ill people living in Talbot County.

The Friends of Hospice has donated over 2.8 million dollars to the Talbot Hospice Foundation all generated from the Annual Festival of Trees event.

As the premier resource in Talbot County for people facing end-of-life illness, loss and grief, the Talbot Hospice offers hope, compassionate support and services to all members of the community.
Visit festival-of-trees.org. or call 443-786-0847.