Collinwood Residents Invited to Celebrate Life at 2018 Walk to Remember

Celebrate the life and memory of a loved one while enjoying fun-filled day the Zoo. 

Now in its seventh year, Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2018 Walk to Remember presented by Huntington Bank is the nonprofit agency’s largest fundraiser of the year. Scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the event is open to anyone wanting to celebrate the memory of loved ones and make a difference in the lives of those living with serious illness.

Registration is $12 for children, $25 for adults and $75 for a family (two adults + three children ages 4-12). Children 3 and under are free. Registration includes all-day admission to the Zoo, snacks, a live band, family-friendly entertainment and much more!  A brief Celebration of Life multimedia show will be held immediately following the Walk. To register or donate, visit  For more information or to submit photos of loved ones to include in the multimedia show, contact Bridget Murphy: 216.383.3715,

Walk to Remember allows Hospice of the Western Reserve to offer services not reimbursed by insurance such as pediatric hospice care, grief and trauma support in local schools and a Moments to Remember wish fulfillment program for hospice patients. This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO, MetroHealth Systems, and Suzanne Aral-Boutros, president of the Suzanne Aral-Boutros Agency. Kristi Capel of Fox 8 News in the Morning is the event’s Emcee and Honorary Media Chair.

Other Ways to Help

For every $100 raised or donated to the 2018 Walk to Remember, one of our adorable Comfort Buddies will be given to a Hospice of the Western Reserve patient. New this year: You can purchase your own Junior Comfort Buddy, for an additional $25 donation. Junior Comfort Buddies can be picked up at Walk to Remember.  More information about Comfort Buddies is available at

Laurie Henrichsen

Laurie Henrichsen, Media/Public Relations Manager, Hospice of the Western Reserve

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018