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  Wellington Community Fitness 5K Run & Walk to benefit Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Honor Dr. Faustino Gonzalez Bookmark and Share

The 15th Annual Wellington Community Fitness 5K Run & Walk, an event which brings residents together to promote health and fitness, will be held at the Wellington Town Center on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and pay tribute to Dr. Faustino Gonzalez, Vice President of Medical Affairs of Hospice of Palm Beach County and the event’s 2012 Honorary Chairperson.

The Palms West Community Foundation is supporting Hospice of Palm Beach County as one of their local charities of choice for its diverse quality of care. Hospice of Palm Beach County offers a very special type of holistic care and support for the whole family, which improves physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

“On behalf of Hospice of Palm Beach County, we thank the Palms West Community Foundation and local community for their support and generosity,” said Dr. Faustino Gonzalez, Vice President of Medical Affairs of Hospice of Palm Beach County. “It is an honor to serve as the 2012 Honorary Chairperson. The annual run and walk is a wonderful way to bring everyone together for fresh air and exercise while helping a very worthy cause.”

As a not-for-profit, Hospice of Palm Beach County’s compassionate care is based on each patient’s needs and comfort. Patients are allowed to stay in their own home, continue to see their own doctor and can continue medications and treatments that ensure comfort. Hospice of Palm Beach County’s physicians and nurses care for patients in a family home, assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility or hospital.

As a not-for-profit hospice, everyone in the community is cared for who qualifies for hospice care and wants our services, regardless of their ability to pay. Services are paid for through Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance and the generous financial support of our donors. Hospice of Palm Beach County offers open access. Patients are admitted who need non-curative treatments and medications for pain and comfort, such as radiation, chemotherapy, transfusions and IV medications.

Pre-event registration is $25 per adult and $10 per child. Day of registration is $30 per adult and $15 per child. To register visit www.CommunityFitnessRun.com or email Mariela@cpbchamber.com. Visit hpbcf.org for more information.

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