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Step Out for Hospice

Join us in person or virtually for the 25thannual Step Out for Hospice on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, presented by the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, the Irish American Club of Woburn, and the Shamrock Running Club! Our in-person walk, run, and kids' fun run will kick-off at the Irish American Club of Woburn, 147 Main St. You can make a difference in the lives of local residents facing a terminal illness by joining us for:

  • 1-Mile Fun Run for ages 13 and younger at 11:30 a.m. (Register)
  • 3-Mile Walk at noon (Register)
  • 5-Mile Road Race at 12:30 p.m. (Register)
  • Virtual Event (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. 22 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 younger is free. A limited number of free shirts will be available for Fun Run participants.  

You can also help us raise vital funds for hospice care by:


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, Jill Foley, Robin Foley Giardina, State Rep. Richard Haggerty, Paul Jamieson, Doris T. Lynch, Ed Maguire, Barbara McElhiney, Joanne O’Brien, Diane Sawyer, Susan Stander, and Carole Torrice.

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

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

Event Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
The Coakley Family
Bronze Sponsors
A. Cierri & Sons, Inc.
Joseph V. Elia  
Mayor Scott Galvin and Eileen Galvin 
Richard F. Gately, Alderman, Ward 2
Gulde Insurance Agency, Inc.  
Hillside Florist & Gifts
Hogan Tire & Auto 
Lukasiewicz & Bellavance
Mahoney's Auto Body 
McDonald Landscaping
Carrie & Shawn McSheffrey 
Rick Metters, Maura Embler and Family 
O'Leary Brothers General Contractors
TeamLogic IT 
The Leo Organization dba Dunkin'
Towanda Club
Woburn City Athletic Club 
Woburn Country Club 19th Hole Club
Woburn Gas and Service  
Adams Animal Clinic
Deborah Corkum
James Dwyer & Family  
State Representative Richard M. Haggerty
Marshfield Auto Body 


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