Staff Blogger: Alexandra Stelzer, Director of Marketing

Stein_Hospice_LogoAll are invited to participate in a Stein Hospice 5k Run/Walk in honor of Lakesider Patricia King Munn.

The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. The course will be the same as the 5k Raccoon Run.

Register online. Pre-registration is $20 and same-day registration on Sunday, Oct. 11 will be $25. Same-day registration will be held from 8-9 a.m. in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners and walkers and also to the fastest in each age group of runners.

The 5k run is a benefit fundraiser for Stein Hospice and to honor Patricia King Munn who passed away on September 30, 2013.

A native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Pat enjoyed many summers at Lakeside as a child and, in turn, shared that love with her children.

She and her husband, Melvin Dell, Sr., moved permanently to Lakeside upon his retirement. They owned and operated two businesses (The Shade Tree and Paper Chase) in Lakeside and owned/renovated numerous cottages.

Pat collected vintage postcards and began her own successful eBay business. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her love for community and desire to give back is evident in her numerous volunteer activities. She was a member of the Danbury Zoning Board, served on the Ottawa County Senior Advisory Board, helped in leadership roles at the Danbury Senior Center, and served on many committees of the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

Pat felt honored to be recognized for her service when she was inducted into the Ottawa County Senior Hall of Fame. She provided an excellent example for her children, and others, as someone devoted to the service of all.

Before becoming a recipient of the kindness and compassion of the Stein Hospice “Angels,” Pat admired this amazing organization, which supports patients and families as they pass through one of life’s most difficult journeys. Pat’s family will forever be grateful for the care our mother received from the staff of Stein Hospice.

It is the families’ deepest wish that this 5k Run/Walk and fundraiser will help Stein Hospice continue with its mission and good work, so that other families might know that they too are not alone. There is strength and support in community.