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Step Out for Hospice

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.
  • 3-Mile Walk at noon
  • 5-Mile Road Race at 12:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $40. Students ages 18 and younger may register for the walk or 5-mile road race for $15. Entry fee includes our celebration after the walk/run featuring live music, refreshments, and more. Fun Run for ages 13 and under is free.

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)
  • 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, 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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