Team RUN GBMC participants will be fundraising for GBMC HealthCare's Gilchrist Center Baltimore, a 22-bed residential hospice center.It provides care for terminally-ill patients who are unable to remain in their own home or who have no able caregiver to assist them as their disease progresses. Gilchrist Center Baltimore serves about 200 terminally-ill individuals each year, most of whom are at-risk and medically underserved Baltimore City residents. Hospice and respite care is provided to 35 children annually in a 4 bed pediatric unit. As Gilchrist Center Baltimore is the only hospice facility in Baltimore City, it fills a significant need and always has a waiting list of eligible patients. For 32 years, Gilchrist Center Baltimore has provided services to everyone, without discrimination and regardless of their ability to pay. Since most of the patients are un-insured/under-insured Gilchrist Center Baltimore incurs about $1.2 million annually in uncompensated care costs. The vision of GBMC HealthCare System-Gilchrist is “To every patient, every time, we will provide the care we would want for our own loved ones”. Because of generous donors, and events like the Baltimore Running Festival Run for a Cause, the team at Gilchrist Center Baltimore is able to do just that. They treat the patients like they are their own family members. "The people working there made me feel safe and comfortable. They made me feel like I was family," said Gary, a grateful patient. For more information on team RUN GBMC, please contact Morgan Cook in the GBMC Philanthropy Department at 443-849-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to have you and it's just a great cause!