The Teresa House opened it’s doors to the community twenty years ago, and has since cared for over 345 residents with terminal illnesses as well as their families.
“The walk is a good way to earn money for the Teresa House and have a wonderful walk through the Village of Geneseo,” said Kate Kingsley, Fundraising Coordinator for the Teresa House.
The Teresa House is an independent non-profit organization that offers care to residents that are nearing the end of a terminal illness by providing a home environment of dignity, support, and love.
“Kristen Scoville and Megan Bucci are the co-chairs of this event and have put so much enthusiastic effort into this fundraiser,” said Kingsley. “Both Kristen and Megan have a great interest in bettering our community.”
According to Kingsley, between the years of 2007 and 2012 the Comfort Care Walk has raised $78,000 for the Teresa House.
“Several hundred people participate each year of all ages,” said Kingsley. “Our goal is to raise as much money as we can.”
Participants for the Comfort Care Walk go out into the community and take pledges before the walk.
The walk starts at the Teresa House, goes across Highland Road to South Street, across Main Street to North Street, and back to the Teresa House.
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Highland Park Depot Building, the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
For more information about the Teresa House as well as their annual Comfort Care Walk, please visit www.teresahouse.org.