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Step Out for Hospice

Put on your sneakers and make a difference on Sunday, Oct. 1! Our in-person walk and run will kick-off at the Irish American Club of Woburn, 147 Main St. You can help local residents facing a terminal illness by joining us for:

  • 1-Mile Fun Run for ages 13 and under at 11:30 a.m.  
  • 3-Mile Walk at noon
  • 5-Mile Road Race at 12:30 p.m.

Preregister for the walk or road race for $30 or at the event for $40. Students ages 18 and younger may register for the walk or 5-mile road race for $15. Registrations received by Sept. 21 will be guaranteed a Step Out for Hospice sweatshirt. Entry fee includes our celebration after the walk/run featuring live music, refreshments, and more. Fun Run for ages 13 and under is free. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for Fun Run participants. 


If you can't join us on Oct. 1, you can still make a difference by: 

  • Remembering or honoring someone special through a donation. (Donate
  • Registering as a virtual walker or runner. (Register)
  • Making a donation in support of a walker, runner, or team. (View List

Step Out for Hospice is presented by the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, the Irish American Club of Woburn, and the Shamrock Running Club. 


Sponsorships support more than the event; they make it possible for us to ensure local residents who are experiencing the challenges of life-limiting illnesses and loss receive the exceptional care and support they need and deserve. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for businesses, individuals, and organizations, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at 617-886-6460.  


For event information or to volunteer, please contact Deborah Corkum, manager of grants and donor communications, at 508-868-5526. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter for event news.

Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care

The Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care are dedicated to raising awareness of and charitable support for end-of-life care. Brian Kelley and Jamie Kelley are co-chairs. Connie McGilvray serves as vice chair, Tracey White as secretary, and Robert D. Brown as treasurer. Members are Jill Foley, Robin Foley Giardina, State Rep. Richard Haggerty, Paul Jamieson, Ed Maguire, Barbara McElhiney, Joanne O’Brien, Diane Sawyer, Susan Stander, and Carole Torrice. Our gratitude to Joseph D. McDonough, Jr., chair emeritus, for his many years of leadership of the Woburn Friends. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Our gratitude to the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring Step Out for Hospice.   

Presenting Sponsors

Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 

Jamieson Management Logo 
In Memory of Susan Jamieson and Al & Buddy Coakley 
Platinum Sponsors
Common Trust Federal Credit Union logo

Northern Bank logo
SBLI logo
Winchester Co-operative Bank logo 
Gold Sponsors

The Coakley Family

Emmett Electrical Services, Inc.

Marietta E. Lynch  



Silver Sponsors
G.W. Gately, Inc.
George's Auto Body
McSheffrey Family 
Bronze Sponsors
Elia Financial Services
Mayor Scott and Eileen Galvin 
Richard F. Gately, Jr., Ward Two Councilor
Guide Insurance Agency, Inc. 
Hillside Florist & Gifts
Hogan Tire Centers, Inc. 
Lukasiewicz & Bellavance
Darlene Mercer-Bruen, Ward Five Councilor 
Rubin and Rudman LLP 
TeamLogic IT 
The Leo Organization dba Dunkin'
Towanda Club
Woburn Country Club 19th Hole Club  
A. Cierri & Sons
State Rep. Richard M. Haggerty 


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