Richardson Community Hospice receives over $29,000 from Blind Horse fundraiser

SHEBOYGAN — Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice received $29,540 from The Blind Horse’s recent Run With Angels event, held Saturday, June 17th, with the official check presentation held on Thursday, June 29th.

Run With Angels, in its second year, features a 5K run/walk, an Art & Wine Festival, and a five-course dinner, all of which raised proceeds for the hospice. The event drew more than 200 participants and also included live musical performances and the opportunity for guests to watch more than ten artists paint en plein air, followed by an art judging, awards ceremony and auction.

Tom Nye, winemaker at The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery and co-creator of the Run With Angels event, Charmaine Conrad, director of development and communications and Andrew Viglietti, hospice administrator.

“We are thankful that The Blind Horse has chosen us to receive these proceeds,” said Charmaine Conrad, director of development and communications for Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. “This event pays tribute to loved ones and family members who have passed, and serves as an important part of the grieving process.”

The proceeds will support the hospice’s community outreach and patient care programs, all of which share the goal of maximizing the comfort and enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families and loved ones.

Auctioned during the Art & Wine Festival was Going Together, a painting by Jason Prigge, depicting a grandfather holding hands with his granddaughter. The touching scene is featured on The Blind Horse’s custom wine bottles, with $20 from each bottle sold to benefit the hospice.

“Run with Angels was conceived by my wife Nancy and me, as way to help cope with the grief we felt over the loss of our daughter, Addison.  Given our experience with Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, we are thrilled that the walk/run has raised money to help a great local institution… and hopefully provided some healing for all those that participated,” said Tom Nye, winemaker at The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery.

Many hands made this event possible including the generosity of our sponsors:  Acuity Charitable Foundation, Inc., Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation, Inc., Sargento Foods, Vintage Neighborhood, Miesfeld’s, Wisconsin Bank & Trust and Sartori.

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