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Berkshire Healthcare Systems, Inc.
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Pittsfield, MA 01202
HospiceCare in The Berkshires hosts annual Remembrance Walk and Ceremony
PITTSFIELD, MASS. (Aug. 22, 2012) – HospiceCare in The Berkshires will host its annual Remembrance Ceremony and Walk on Sept. 8 as a memorial tribute and celebration of life.
The Remembrance Walk will begin at Farnams Crossing on the Ashuwillticook Trail. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m., a brief ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with the walk immediately following. The walk, approximately three miles total, will be held rain or shine. Participants are welcome to complete any or all portions of the walk at their own pace.
HCIB will provide buttons inscribed with the names of honored loved ones. For those who are unable to attend, volunteer walkers will wear inscribed buttons. There is no fee to participate or to have buttons inscribed, although donations are appreciated.
In addition to the Remembrance Walk, HCIB will publish a Memorial Journal. The public is invited to place a tribute to loved ones in this journal; all proceeds support HCIB’s Bereavement programs that are available, free of charge, to any member of the community. HospiceCare in The Berkshires, Inc. is a non-profit organization with more than 30 years experience providing compassionate end-of-life care. Services include ensuring patient comfort, managing symptoms, providing personal care and companionship, respite care, and end-of-life planning.
HospiceCare in The Berkshires also offers counseling services to help anyone in the community through the grieving process. HospiceCare in The Berkshires is owned by Berkshire Healthcare, the largest nonprofit, post-acute care company in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.hcib.org.