Brown’s 5K raised $2,566 for Hospice
CARLTON – For 17 years the Brown family has organized a 5-kilometer run and walk through their orchards as a benefit for Hospice of Orleans County.
The race has now raised $31,190 for the agency, with the Oct. 12 race netting $2,566.
Margy Brown presented a check to Hospice Director of Development and Community Relations Marsha Rivers today during the Albion Rotary Club meeting. The Rotary Club provides some manpower during the race.
The Oct. 12 race was dedicated in memory of Judy Christopher, a Rotarian and volunteer at many of the Brown’s races.
“She was always a mentor,” Brown told the Rotary Club today. “I had a great deal of respect for her.”
The race T-shirt included an image of a phoenix as a tribute to Christopher, who owned Phoenix Fitness for about two decades in Albion.