A walk (or run) to remember loved ones

A walk (or run) to remember loved ones

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Nearly a hundred people came out to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend on Sunday for "A Walk and Run to Remember".

The 4-mile run or 2-mile walk allows those dealing with grief to come together and remember loved ones and connect with others.

Runners created memorials on flags, t-shirts and pennants; remembrances of those they have lost.

Carolyn Knox is walking for the memory of her son...who she lost to brain cancer just a few years ago.

"I will always remember him. This is just a wonderful even to express my memory of my son," said Knox. "Grief is about a community of people we help each other grieve … and grief is healthy."

The event was put on by the hospice at Sacred Heart. Proceeds from the run will go towards grief support groups. 

Organizers said that the run helps educate the community about grief while connecting those who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

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