Parma Residents Invited To Walk In Memory Of Loved Ones

Krisit Capels returns this year as honorary media chair and emcee.

Walk to Remember, co-sponsored by Huntington Bank and Medical Mutual of Ohio, will be held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, June 9. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. The event benefits Hospice of the Western Reserve and is open anyone wishing to celebrate the memory of a loved one. Registration includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest and fun for the whole family!  This year’s Walk will commemorate Hospice of the Western Reserve’s 40th anniversary in the community. 

A variety of family entertainment is planned, including team photos, raffles, crafts for kids, face painting, live music and more. Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children under age 12. A special family rate is also available. Register online at, or contact Monica Cowans at 216.383.3714, or

Kristi Capel of “Fox 8 News in the Morning” returns as Honorary Media Chair and Emcee. Proceeds benefit grief support services, art and music therapy, pediatric hospice care and other services not reimbursed by insurance.

Returning this year are Comfort Buddies (trade name, Warmies by Intelex). For each $100 raised by a team or individual beyond the registration fee, a lavender-scented Comfort Buddy will be delivered to a patient. The therapeutic plush animals reduce agitation and provide a sense of well being to pediatric patients, those living with advanced dementia and many others

Laurie Henrichsen

Public/Media Relations Manager, Hospice of the Western Reserve

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:53 PM, 06.03.2019