Lights for Love

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Hometown Heroes of Michigan and Hometown Home Health & Hospice Present “Lights for Love” 5k twilight run/walk and memorial event and 1 mile fun run and after party event on October 18th, 2014.

The event is hosted by Hometown Heroes of Michigan and Hometown Home Health & Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement programs.

The twilight 5k run/walk will be professionally timed by Road Runner Timing Company. A 1 mile fun race and memorial walk will start after timed race event. The event will host awards for the top 3 male and female winners in each age category with awards and acknowledgements. Each race participant will receive a T-shirt with sponsors, gift bag, awards, and refreshments. The after party will consist of refreshments, inflatable bounce houses, music/entertainment, guest speakers, announcements and thank you gifts for sponsors. Most importantly, the “Lights of Love” ceremony will precede at dusk as hundreds of Sky Lanterns are lit and let off into the twilight sky in memory of all of those who have reached the end- of-life journey.

                                                                   The “Gift of love” – $2500.00

This will be awarded to an individual or family with a chronic or terminal illness by providing them with a $2500.00 financial contribution to enrich the human experience and provide hope and joy for those navigating the end of life journey.

Click here for the Gift of Love application.

Click here to read more about this event and see sponsorship opportunities!

Click here for the 5k run registration form.

All forms should be completed and dropped off or mailed to 1681 Woodbridge Park Dr, Lapeer, MI 48446, Attention: Jonathan Lemaire or Leslie Castaneda.

Jonathon Lemaire – Main: 810-245-3300


Leslie Castaneda – Main: 810-538-0281



This event is presented by Hometown Heroes of Michigan, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and Hometown Home Health & Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement programs.

Hometown Heroes of Michigan helps hundreds of people with medical equipment and supplies that they cannot afford as they are dealing with disease, illness, or injury while living at home. Our mission is to provide every individual in need with the appropriate medical equipment and supplies at no cost, so that they may lead a healthy and independent lifestyle. Our organization also promotes earth friendly practices through education and recycling.

The Hometown Home Health & Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement programs work hand in hand as our mission is to provide caring support and assist individuals and families during the death, dying, and bereavement process. We strive to promote a healthier, happier quality of life for individuals and families during transitional life events. Through our 13 month bereavement program, we provide ongoing support through grief support groups, education, monthly newsletters, yearly memorial services, bereavement camps, and most importantly we offer caring, sympathetic listeners to assist those in need. The mission of our Volunteer program is to strongly advocate within the community to educate and promote awareness on the importance of volunteering. Volunteers are very special and unique in the fact that they provide support to our patients and families. They serve as helping hands, companions, and sympathetic listeners. They assist patients and family care as well as community outreach, education, provide office support and serve as speakers at special events. The focus of this program is to promote, educate, and provide holistic and alternative type services to individuals and families which include Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Nostalgia Therapy, Aromatherapy, Art Therapy, Guided Imagery, Meditation, Deep Breathing and Relaxation techniques as means to compliment and enhance other services.

                                                                      We Need Your Support

Hometown Heroes of Michigan strictly relies on donations, grants, and volunteers to operate successfully as our mission is to give back to the individuals in our community with medical supplies, equipment, and building wheelchair accessible ramps. Your contribution is critical in helping us provide these services to our community as we strive to provide individuals with a better quality of life. The Volunteer and Bereavement programs rely on financial and volunteer contributions as the Bereavement Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator focus on programs which provide individual, family, and community support through advocating and expanding on community services, providing and assisting with palliative comfort, support & care, hosting bereavement camps, outreach services, community speaking and education, expanded bereavement programs, and recruiting, training, retaining, and rewarding volunteers.