Plans are well underway for the 11th Annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta and Walk/Run for Hope, on Saturday, June 12th at the International Marina/Oswego Yacht Club. Last yearâ€™s Regatta was a success, raising over $18,000 to support Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. For the third consecutive year, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group is the major sponsor of the event.
Since the first Hospice Regatta over a decade ago, the Regatta and Walk/Run for Hope has raised more than $158,000 to support the Oswego County Hospice program, patients and their families.
Funds raised at events like the Regatta enable the Friends of Hospice to provide financial resources to Hospice patients and their families to relieve unnecessary burdens when they are already dealing with the life-limiting illness of a loved one. The Friends of Hospice also provide the financial resources to maintain the Hospice Volunteer Program and operate Camp Rainbow of Hope, a free bereavement program for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
â€œWe are so pleased to have Constellation Energy and the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station as the major sponsor of the event again this year,â€ said Debbie Bishop, executive director of the Friends of Oswego County Hospice. â€œWithout the support of our community partners such as Constellation, we would not be able to support the Hospice program, patients and families at the level we do.â€
The dayâ€™s events get underway at 8:30 a.m. with the registration for the 5K Walk/Run for Hope, with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. For Walk/Run for Hope applications, call 343-5223 or visit www.friendsofhospice.org.
The sailing races get underway at 10:00 a.m. A spectator boat will be available for anyone who wants to view the Regatta from the water. The Laura D will depart from the International Marina at 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Capping off the dayâ€™s events is the Hospice/Sailor reception that begins at 4:00 p.m. This reception, open to the public, will feature a shore dinner catered by the Blue Moon Grill, entertainment by the Cortini Brothers a silent auction and drawings. Reservations are required for the dinner.
For more information on the Regatta, to reserve a spot on the Laura D and to purchase dinner tickets, call 343-5223 or email [email protected] You can learn more at www.friendsofhospice.org or visit the Friends of Hospice on Facebook.