Hospice to host 10th annual memorial walk April 27

Seth Jacobson

Come rain or shine April 27, more than 1,500 people are expected to make their way to the Irish Cultural Center, lace up their walking shoes and step out for a great cause.

Old Colony Hospice in Randolph will host its 10th annual Stepping Out for Hospice Memorial Walk, drawing participants from Stoughton, Canton and 34 other towns served by the agency.

“This is the first year we’ve had the walk at the Irish Cultural Centre,” said Old Colony Development Manager Linda Werman, a Stoughton resident. The event was previously held at Stonehill College.

Of the new venue, Werman said the Irish Cultural Centre’s executive director, Sean Grant, has been very welcoming.

“They’ve been wonderful hosts,” Werman said, noting the Centre’s 48 acres provides for plenty of pleasant walking terrain. “The facility offers a lot of wonderful infrastructure and a lot of amenities.”

Werman said the walk begins at noon with registration for the event beginning at 11 a.m. April 27 at the Centre. She said many people have already registered and are raising money previous to the event by using pledge sheets supplied by Old Colony.

Some will walk as teams and some will hit the course solo but everyone involved will walk to remember loved ones, and celebrate and support hospice care.