(Editor's note: The race was cancelled on Tuesday, due to Gov. Charlie Baker's declaration of a state of emergency.)

HESSCO Elder Services in Sharon is once again partnering with Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub for the ninth annual Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K for HESSCO on March 14.

This is HESSCO’s largest fundraiser and coincides with the national March for Meals Campaign which mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build support, an opportunity to shed light on HESSCO’s Nutrition Program. With the assistance of nearly 700 volunteers, HESSCO packages and delivers an average of 135,000 home delivered meals each year and serves an additional 35,000 meals annually in dining room settings. Volunteer drivers not only deliver a hot, nutritious meal, but they provide a wellness check and a friendly visit. For many, this is the difference needed to maintain their dignity and independence at home.


The race has strong community support and corporate sponsorship. This year’s Finish Line Sponsor is Central Auto Team and our Hospitality Tent Sponsor is Friendly Care Home Care. Platinum Sponsors include Anodyne Homemaker Services Corp, Dedham Savings, Douglas A. King Builders Inc., Lamar Advertising, Pond Home, Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows and Wegmans. Dozens of others have signed on as Gold and Silver Sponsors as well. On race day, many sponsors will be on site with information and giveaways. There will be raffles, entertainment, refreshments, a photo booth and an after party on site.