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St. Margaret Foundation is pleased to announce that its 29th annual 5K Race introduced a new name to the event: 'The Brian Demchak Hope Run - 5K Run/Walk' which occurred on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30 am at UPC St. Margaret. Also new this year was the addition of the Plant the Seed of Hope Honor/Memorial Garden where pink, yellow, orange and purple personalized wind spinners lined the start and finish line honoring and memorializing loved ones.
Brian Demchak and his mother, Marie Louise (Tina) Demchak, made it a family tradition to run in the Foundation's 5K until Brian passed away in January of 2016 at the age of 57. In 2016, Tina ran in Brian's memory accompanied by his dog Cosmo. The Foundation has a fund in Brian's memory that helps to fill in the gaps with hope, providing things such as medicine, medical devices, insulin, transportation to and from treatment, the Foundation's Patient Food Pantry, the Foundation's Clothes Closet for patients whose clothes were destroyed in the ambulance or Emergency Room so they may return home in dignity and more.
In addition to the success of the 5K, participants were invited to the Tast of Fox Chapel after their run. This event included participating restaurants such as UPMC Catering, Giant Eagle Market District, Aladdin's Eatery, Bulldog Pub, Luke and Mike's Front Porch, and Walnut Grill. Participants enjpyed the free samples provided by these restuarants while enjoying the love music provided by the band Alias Morris.