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Charlottesville Woman Celebrates Birthday by Asking for Donations to Nonprofit

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Hospice of the Piedmont's Hospice House Hospice of the Piedmont's Hospice House
Jeanne McCusker, 50 for 50 organizer Jeanne McCusker, 50 for 50 organizer
Melba Campbell, Hospice of the Piedmont board member and 5K committee chair Melba Campbell, Hospice of the Piedmont board member and 5K committee chair
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville woman is asking for the community's support to celebrate her 50th birthday by donating to a nonprofit that helped her through her mother's death.

Jeanne McCusker birthday is themed 50 for 50. She's trying to raise $50,000 for Hospice of the Piedmont in memory of her mother.

McCusker’s birthday donation will help put Hospice's Run and Remember 5K over the $150,000 fundraising mark ahead of this weekend's race at Keswick.

“I've lost my mom, my best friend, some other dear friends. Hospice of the Piedmont has helped. They're such a community asset that I wanted to be able to do something for them,” McCusker said.

“Death touches all of us and so to feel like you're making a difference in somebody else's life when they really have a need, that's a great cause,” said Melba Campbell, Hospice of the Piedmont board member and 5K committee chair.

Organizers expect 400 runners and walkers at Saturday’s 5K.

To register for the race or to donate, click here.