Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosting Walk to Remember fundraiser | Cuyahoga County – About Your Online Magazine


The 10th annual walk to remember is scheduled for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 13th.

The event benefits Hospice of the Western Reserve and is open to anyone who wishes to celebrate the memory of their loved ones while raising funds for services not reimbursed by insurance, according to a press release. This includes pediatric asylums, music, art and animal therapies, community mourning support services and more.

Since its inception, Walk has raised more than $ 1.4 million, the statement said.

Online registration is now open at hospicewr.org/WTR, and the cost is $ 25 per adult, $ 12 per child aged 3 to 12, or $ 75 per family (two adults and up to three children).

Includes admission to the zoo and the Tropical Forest and a commemorative face mask of the Tour to Remember.

Registration on the day of the event is also available.

Bracelets and masks are mandatory and will be distributed at the drive-through registration booths starting at 7:30 am. To guarantee social distance, the entrance to the zoo will start at 8 am. All participants must enter by 1:00 pm and can start walking with their teams on arrival.

Due to the security protocols of COVID-19, no formal launching ceremony is planned this year, the statement said.

Hikers are encouraged to invite family and friends in their “bubble” to form a team and share with others why they support the Hospice of the Western Reserve. Interested parties can create a fundraising page for the team on the Walk website, share the stories of team members and track the team’s progress.

A virtual team option is also available this year. Those who do not feel comfortable at the event are invited to form a team, invite their members to participate in weekly walks and share photos on Facebook (tag @HospiceWR).

For more information, contact Monica Cowans at mcowans@hospicewr.org or 216-383-3714.

Paula Fonseca