Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock happening Saturday

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Runners, walkers, and other supporters are invited to register for the 12th Annual Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Hospice at Home, a Lakeland Health Affiliate. The event will take place in St. Joseph on Saturday, May 21, and is presented by The McLoughlin Family Foundation.

Last year, Lory’s Place provided bereavement services to over 2,600 children and adults, including bereavement programs in over 40 area schools. Donations and participation in the Run, Walk, and Rock make it possible for Lory’s Place to keep offering this unique variety of programs and services to all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances.

“Lory’s Place is fully funded by the generous donations and gifts from our community, and all proceeds from Run, Walk, and Rock help us continue to meet the needs of grieving children and their families,” said Lisa Bartoszek, Director of Bereavement and Lory’s Place, Lakeland Health.

Under the direction of event chairperson Christine Borah, the Lory’s Place 12th Annual Run, Walk, and Rock will begin at 8:30 a.m. The timed 5K run/walk course will take runners and walkers through St. Joseph’s Edgewater area, along Ridgeway, and into Tiscornia Park.  Chip timing will be used for fast and easy race results. All events begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph.

Comfortable rocking chairs will be available for spectators throughout the morning along the edge of the course. Individuals or groups may choose to sponsor a rocker with a suggested donation of $150.

Registration for Run, Walk, and Rock is $25 through Thursday, May 19. Participants may also register for $30 on May 20 or 21 (from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on May 21), but race shirts are not guaranteed for race-day registrations. For more information and to register, visit www.lorysplace.org or call (269) 983-2707.

News

Niles hosts town hall between community, law enforcement

Berrien County

Berrien County Commissioners respond to mask mandate

Berrien County

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

Dowagiac

SMC attracts more than $4 million in grants

Business

Downtown Niles to welcome new dance studio

Berrien County

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant program

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council, Cass County Transit Authority renew Transit Operating Agreement

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 976,505 cases, 20,535 deaths

Breaking News

Dowagiac police arrest suspect in Monday hit and run crash

News

Niles City Council approves social district permits

Business

Niles muralist brightening downtown

Buchanan

Buchanan commissioners decline to pay annual dues to Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce

Berrien County

Man arrested after standoff in Niles

Cass County

Police investigating Porter Township crash

Berrien County

Former Niles marijuana business partner pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

Cass County

Dowagiac police investigate hit-and-run crash

Berrien County

South Bend man gets prison for drunk driving

Business

Under the Harvest Moon festival to bring back scarecrow contest

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 10-13

Berrien County

Former Brandywine teacher sentenced to probation on charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes

Berrien County

Spectrum Health Lakeland earns national recognition for stroke treatment

News

Niles Police Log: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Buchanan

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan remembers 9/11

Cass County

First responders, community members gather for Pokagon 9/11 memorial ceremony