Common Trust Federal Credit Union has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor of the 21 st annual Step Out for Hospice, a benefit for VNA Hospice & Palliative Care on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Woburn

“We’re so grateful to Common Trust Federal Credit Union for their generous support of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care and their investment in the health of our communities through this sponsorship,” said Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development.

“The VNA Hospice & Palliative Care play such a vital role in our communities and we’re happy to lend our support to such a great event,” said James McCorkle, President and CEO of Common Trust Federal Credit Union.

Step Out for Hospice raises essential funds to support the mission of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care. Established in 1979, the nonprofit provides comprehensive care and support to help individuals and their loved ones live as fully as possible while facing a terminal illness.

The 21 st annual Step Out for Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 30, begins at the Irish American Club of Woburn, 147 Main St. The free, 1-Mile Fun Run for children ages 13 and under starts at 11:30 a.m. Prizes and a limited number of T-shirts will be available for Fun Run participants. The 3-Mile Walk starts at noon, and 5-mile Road Race at 12:30 pm. Participants are invited to enjoy the post-walk/run festivities, including live music and dancing, chowder, hot dogs, popcorn, raffle, and silent auction.

Preregister now for the Walk or Road Race for a discounted fee of $30. Students may register for the Walk or Road Race for $15 (minimum age of 13 for the Road Race). Step Out for Hospice sweatshirts are guaranteed for Walk and Road Race entries received by Sept. 26. The Fun Run is free; preregistration is appreciated. To register, visit www.vnacare.org/stepout or call Deborah Corkum of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care at 888-663-3688, ext. 1362. Step Out for Hospice is presented by the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, Irish American Club of Woburn, and Shamrock Running Club.


Photo: Members of the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care recently thanked Common Trust Federal Credit Union for their support as Platinum Sponsor of the 21st annual Step Out for Hospice. Back row, from left: Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development for VNA Hospice & Palliative Care; Jamie Kelley, Co-Chair, and Robert Brown, Treasurer, both of the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care; and Frank Harmon, VP of Finance for Common Trust Federal Credit Union. Front row, from left: James M. McCorkle, President & CEO of Common Trust Federal Credit Union, and Brian Kelley, Co-Chair of the Woburn Friends.