Grab Your Sneakers for the Merry-Go-Run 5K and Family Fun Walk/Run Benefitting Grand View Hospice
(June 13, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Racers and walkers of all ages and abilities – individuals, groups, and families -- are invited to participate in the Merry-Go-Run 5K and Family Fun Walk/Run to be held on Sunday, August 21 in Perkasie. The fundraising event is sponsored by Grand View Hospital Auxiliary with all proceeds benefitting Grand View Hospice, dedicated to providing compassionate care for 30 years.
Racers and walkers will cover a flat and scenic route beginning in Menlo Park, home of the Perkasie Carousel. The course continues over the east branch of the Perkiomen Creek, through one of Bucks county’s oldest covered bridges, around Lenape Park, and up a hill before finishing at the popular carousel at Menlo Park, near 3rd Street and Park Avenue. The event will be held rain or shine.
A day of fun is planned with free food at the finish line for all participating runners and walkers, as well as free carousel rides for the community on horses and chariots of the beautifully restored Perkasie carousel. The carousel will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Pets, alcoholic beverages, and smoking are not permitted in the park.
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|Family Run/Walk Registration Closes
The registration fee for the 5K is $25 in advance and $30 on race day (includes a short-sleeve Techwick tee shirt). The Family Walk/Run registration fee is $10 per person (maximum $30 per family) and includes a gift for walkers. Register online at www.gvh.org through August 11. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by August 8. Registration forms are available for download at www.gvh.org and are also available at the hospital gift shop and at the information desks. Forms are also available at the Recovery Room Thrift Shop on Lawn Avenue in Sellersville.
The Auxiliary supports Grand View’s efforts throughout the community by promoting good health practices and raising funds to ensure that the hospital is able to continue its mission of making quality health care available to area residents. For further information or to volunteer to help on race day, please call the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary at 215-453-4381.
About Grand View Hospice
Grand View Hospice has provided hospice care to the terminally ill and their caregivers in the community since 1981. Personalized hospice care is available in the setting most comfortable to individuals and their caregivers, whether in-home or in a personal care, assisted living, or nursing home environment. Grand View Hospice staff strives to maximize comfort and promote dignity and quality of life and considers the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of everyone involved. For more information about Grand View Hospital Hospice, phone 215-453-4210 or visit www.gvh.org.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. Grand View Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as “High Performing” in orthopaedics and geriatrics. Visit www.gvh.org for more information about the hospital, its programs, and services.