Written by Dawni Fauke, Hoffmann Hospice Volunteer
If you have ever lost someone close to you, you know just how important it is to keep their memory alive. While the mourning process can be incredibly difficult, keeping a loved one’s memory alive is a valuable part of the process. It provides a meaningful way to express the significance their life had. Though we are familiar with this sentiment in our personal lives, it’s not often that we see a company show the same compassionate act of honor in memory of employees whom they have lost. But that’s exactly what local business Bolthouse Properties LLC has done for Steve Debranch, an employee they lost to cancer in 2015. At the first Run to Remember event, Bolthouse Properties dedicated the Stephan J. DeBranch Memorial Trail, a trail that Steve designed and envisioned in the development of the land. A beautiful plaque in remembrance of Steve DeBranch graces the entrance of the trail to the east of the Hoffmann Hospice Home. This trail is where the run begins every year. The DeBranch family and Bolthouse Property employees come together every year as a team to run to remember Steve DeBranch and the honorable legacy he left behind as a dearly loved employee of Bolthouse Properties. “It has been a wonderful way for us to honor and remember Steve and the legacy he left to his family and those of us at Bolthouse Properties, LLC. He envisioned the trail long before its existence and to walk on it now with his family and our employees gives us a sense of satisfaction to see his vision come to life.”, Tony described. You can start your own team when you register for Run To Remember and honor someone you will never forget. Run To Remember will take place Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8A.M. at the Hoffmann Hospice Home.