16th Annual Hike for Hospice

Date: 
Sunday, May 6th, 2018 - 10:00 am

 

Welcome to Hospice Peterborough's 16th Annual Hike for Hospice

6-May-18

OUR HIKE LOCATION:

Peterborough - Millennium Park

EVENT TIME:

Registration Begins at 10 am

Opening Ceremonies Start at 11 am

WHAT IS HIKE FOR HOSPICE?

Hike for Hospice is a non-competitive walk and Hospice Peterborough's largest fundraising event.  It brings families, friends, neighbours and co-workers together to support and recognize the palliative and bereavement struggles of individuals and families in our community.  Last year, over 550 hikers took part and over $80,000 was raised!

Our Hike begins at Millennium Park and continues on to Rogers Cove.  At this point, you can turn around and return to Millennium Park or for a longer hike, continue on to Beavermead Park.  All participants will return to Millennium Park for fun activities and a BBQ.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Your support of Hike for Hospice is an opportunity to walk alongside and directly impact Peterborough City and County residents who benefit from the support, care and education offered by Hospice Peterborough. Your participation in hike, whether as a hiker, donor or sponsor, will ensure that we can continue to offer 25 programs and services to clients and their families - free of charge.

ABOUT HOSPICE PETERBOROUGH

Hospice Peterborough offers the best possible support to individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief.

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has created a safe, comfortable, home-like environment for clients, staff and volunteers.  Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, Hospice's team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort.  When individuals and families come to Hospice, they realize they are not alone.

Hospice Peterborough's programs and services are offered free of charge to residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough. They include a home support program, day program, caregiver support group, grief programs, family support and wellness programming.  Staff and volunteers also work with clients and their families to advocate for excellent hospice palliative care within the health and social service care systems and within the family unit.

The scope of Hospice care is expanding to include a new 10 bed hospice care centre, offering another choice for end of life care in our community.  This will fulfill Hospice Peterborough's vision to be a central hub for the delivery of hospice palliative care.

Hospice Peterborough relies on the generosity of local donors to support our programs and services. YOU make hospice palliative and bereavement care in our community possible and we hope you will join us on Sunday, May 6th, as we hike together.

Contact: Michelle Proulx - (705) 742-4042 - mproulx@hospicepeterborough.org

 

Location: 
Millennium Park, Peterborough
Phone: 
(705-)742-4042