Heroes surround us every day. Shepherd’s Cove unmasked several real life heroes during the first ever Hospice Heroes Breakfast Jan. 24 at Progress Rail Services auditorium.

With stories of hope during illness and triumph over grief, we gathered with more than 100 people to celebrate the strength of people who care for terminally ill loved ones and the power of hospice workers who help guide them through the journey. We honored the courage of individuals who face the end of their own life or the loss of a loved one. We praised community individuals and organizations that provide the funds necessary to support compassionate end-of-life care for others.

The event kick-started a new Hospice Heroes fundraising program for the Shepherd’s Cove Race to Remember. Proceeds from the Race to Remember support the Shepherd’s Cove Foundation, which helps provide comfort care for those facing end-of-life issues through hospice care, palliative care, and grief support.

Hospice Hero individuals and teams register for the Race to Remember and commit to raise at least $250 for the Shepherd’s Cove Foundation. In appreciation for their dedication, we offer these heroes a number of special benefits on race day.

Learn more here.

The new program falls in line with a new superheroes theme for the 14th annual Race to Remember 5K and 1-mile fun run. We encourage participants to dress in their best superhero costume on race day.

Join the fun, because whether you raise $25 or $5,000, you are a hero to someone facing the end of life and grief.