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AIM for the Coast 2mile/5k Run/walk/cycle for Hospice - Rockport, TexasRockport-Fulton Texas (October 17, 2013) – A new activity is coming to the Rockport-Fulton area this fall. It is the Aim for the Coast Walk/Run/Cycle Along with the run/walk is also a 9-30 mile cycling event. The event is hosted by and benefits the local AIM Hospice non- profit center. The race begins at 8a.m. Saturday, Nov 2 at the Beachfront Pavilion of Rockport Beach.

Aim Hospice was founded in Rockport in 1986. Its name came from the initials of Mrs. Kathleen Akin, Mrs. Frances Isles and Mrs. Mary Murphy. These women firmly believed in the concept of hospice care. It is a special type of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.

Hospice staff offers a specialized knowledge of medical care with a goal of improving quality of a patient’s last days of comfort and dignity.

For the past 25 years, AIM Hospice has been operating in the Rockport-Fulton area on a shoe-string budget. The lack of sufficient funding is an ongoing hardship which is relieved in part, by grants and donations. Hence, the walk, run, and cycle event is hoped to bring in additional operational funds needed to grow the organization. Without the support of community members, generous donations and this fundraiser, this program would not be possible.

Registrations are currently being accepted. Start by downloading the registration form at www.onestoprace.com/search/event.aspx?id=22396 and mail or drop off at the Aim Hospice office located at 703 E. Concho in Rockport. Registration includes an event T-Shirt. Registration costs range from $25-$35. Awards will be given.

For more information visit info.aimhospice@gmailcom or 361-729-0507

 

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