“I made it through the whole thing!”

Such was the exclamation of Race to Remember participant Margarett Davis. In her 70s, this was the first time she had made it through the entire 5K course. Although this is a chip-timed race on a certified route, this sweet soul was never there for records’ sake. For her, victory was not being first across the finish line. It was finishing the race, seeing all her loved ones honor her late husband Kenneth, and knowing she helped others in the process.

Margarett has participated in the race every year since her husband’s death in 2014. Shepherd’s Cove Hospice served him for about three months.

The best part is Margarett never walks alone. She and her family form Team Davis for the race each year and walk together in Kenneth’s memory. The Davis’ are a great example of the basis of hospice care. The end of life road and journey of grief can be scary by yourself. No one should have to walk it alone. At Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, we want to be with you as a faithful companion and trusted guide every step of the way.

We know memories connect us. Through participating in the Race to Remember, Team Davis connects with others facing an end-of-life road to help provide comfort and support.

Thanks to more than 700 people who participated in the Race to Remember, countless others in our community will receive the hope and help they need at the end of life. By linking together with the common bond of memories, families and friends from across our area also linked together to provide hospice care and grief support for those who need it through Shepherd’s Cove Hospice. No amount of thanks will ever be enough to match the impact these individuals made on others facing some of life’s darkest moments.

The 2018 Race to Remember has raised more than $62,000 so far for Shepherd’s Cove. But it’s not over. Fundraising continues through April 30. Fundraising awards will be handed out in May. Everyone who gives at least $10 from April 14-30 will also be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card, sponsored by CarePlus. Donate online at racetoremember.run.