DETROIT (WWJ) – On Saturday, June 11, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) will host its second annual 5K run and 1- or 2-mile walk called “Race and Remember.”

The event will raise funds for HOM’s Open Access Program, which seeks to provide care for all who need end-of-life care regardless of their ability to pay.

Registration opens at 7 am at Rivard Plaza on Detroit’s riverfront, at Rivard and Atwater streets, two blocks east of the Renaissance Center. Registration for runners is $35. Walkers can register for free. Free parking is available in the River East Parking structure located at Rivard and Franklin streets.

The race route is located along the Detroit River and begins at 7:45 am with a brief program followed by the start of the run and walk. The start/finish line is located at Rivard Plaza.

“At Hospice of Michigan, we are proud to be headquartered in Detroit and excited to host this exciting fundraiser along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront,” HOM President and CEO Dottie Deremo said in a statement. “Funds raised from Race and Remember will ensure our commitment to our patients through the Open Access program.”

In addition to the run, participants will enjoy entertainment along the route, refreshments and carousel rides at Rivard Plaza. For participants running in honor or memory of a loved one, their names will be posted on banners at the event.

For more, call 313-578-6268 or visit


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