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Step Out for Hospice

Step Out for Hospice is back as an in-person AND virtual event!

Put on your sneakers and make a difference on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. 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. (Register)
  • 3-Mile Walk at noon (Register)
  • 5-Mile Road Race at 12:30 p.m. (Register)

Preregister for the walk or road race for $30 or register 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. 23 will be guaranteed a 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 shirts will be available for Fun Run participants.

Extend the impact of your walk or run by:

If you can't join us in-person on Oct. 3, you can still help by:

  • Remembering or honoring someone special through a donation. (Donate)
  • Registering as a virtual walker or runner. We'll mail you a sweatshirt after the event. (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. 


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, 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. The group is chaired by Brian Kelley, Jamie Kelley, and Joseph D. McDonough, Jr. Connie McGilvray serves as vice chair, Tracey White as secretary, and Robert D. Brown as treasurer. Members are Helen Barry, Rita H. Doherty, Jill Foley, Robin Foley Giardina, State Rep. Richard Haggerty, Paul Jamieson, Doris T. Lynch, Ed Maguire, Barbara McElhiney, Joanne O’Brien, Diane Sawyer, and Carole Torrice.

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

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

Event Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors
John C. Morrison and Eunice B. Morrison Charitable Foundation

Gold Sponsors
The Coakley Family
Doris T. Lynch
Marietta E. Lynch 
Kevin P. Mooney, D.D.S.
Silver Sponsors
Harold and Nancy Allen
The Bill Collins Foundation
Emmett Electrical Services, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors
Elia Financial Services
Richard F. Gately, Alderman, Ward 2
G.W. Gately, Inc. 
Hillside Florist & Gifts
Lohrman HVAC 
McDonald Landscaping
O'Leary Brothers General Contractors
The Leo Organization dba Dunkin' Donuts
Woburn Country Club 19th Hole Club  
Woburn Lodge of Elks No. 908
Woburn Police Patrol Association
A. Cierri & Sons, Inc.
Adams Animal Clinic
Century Bank & Trust 
Deborah Corkum
State Representative Richard M. Haggerty
Patriot Community Bank
Seaver Construction, Inc.  


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