Run, Walk, and Rock Raises $52,000 for Lory’s Place
May 31, 2019 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – On Saturday, May 18, more than 837 registrants, 50 volunteers, and 59 sponsors participated in the 15th annual Run, Walk, and Rock 5k event presented by the McLoughlin Family Foundation for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Caring Circle.

Through donations and participation, this year’s event raised $52,000 to support bereavement programs and services for all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances. Last year, Lory’s Place provided bereavement services to over 4,000 children and adults, including bereavement programs in over 59 area schools.

“We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, volunteers and community partners who have made this event a success every year,” said Stephanie Kohler, Director of Lory’s Place. “Their participation ensures Lory's Place can continue to meet the needs of those who are grieving, as well as offer grief education opportunities, at no charge.”

In the 5K run portion of the event, Samuel Felton took overall top honors with a time of 16:47. For the overall women’s division of the 5K run, Rachel Bendewald was in first place with a time of 19:37. In the 5K walk event, Roger Bertsch won overall top honors with a time of 36:38 and Nada Kramp came in first place for the women at 34:26. To view the complete results for the race, or for more information about the programs and services provided by Lory’s Place, visit or call (269) 983-2707

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