An Annual 5-K race is being held in Winamac on July 23rd. Jason Hague is one of the organizers of the event that is called “Race for Rick”. The race is in memory of Rick Haschel, Sr. who was an avid runner.
“He helped his son, Mike, get involved in running,” said Hague. “All of the proceeds are going to the Pulaski County Memorial Hospice and it’s a memorial of my Mom and Rick for the Hospice because they both passed away of cancer and both of them were on Hospice care.”
The other organizer is Rick Haschel’s son, Mike. He talks about what hospice meant to his family as his dad suffered from cancer.
“As some people know when dealing with cancer, it can be a pretty tough row to hoe when it comes down to the end,” said Haschel. “They were great in caring for him. When you’re facing that type of thing, it’s really good to have somebody there that can help you deal with that.”
Jason Hague talked about Hospice care for his mother.
“My Mom had ovarian cancer and Hospice was there at the end. They did a lot to help us as a family to help us deal with what was going on. They did a lot of pain management for my Mom when she was going through the last few days of her life. It was just nice to have them there to help us get through everything.”
There are several age groups from 12 and under to 60 and over in the race. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 23rd. Awards will go to the first male and first female overall and to the winners of each male and female age group winner. Walkers are also encouraged to participate. And there will be a fun run too.
Registration fee is $25.00 and the fun run participant’s fee is $10.00. For more information, contact Race Directors Mike Haschel at (574) 270-0427 or Jason Hague at (574) 242-2237.