Media Release: Hike for Hospice – Sunday, May 5

March 13, 2019 – The Hike for Hospice has become an annual tradition for many families and friends to honour the memories of their loved ones. We welcome returning and new hikers to create a team, gather pledges and join us as you walk with family, friends and co-workers in support of Hospice Simcoe’s programs and services.

We are grateful for over 600 participants who joined us last year and raised over $96,000! Our 2019 goal is $100,000.

The Hospice Simcoe clinical staff team – the Hospice Hearts raised over $6,000 last year. “Every day our team cares for the residents at Hospice Simcoe and supports the families who spend their final days and weeks with us. We are proud to walk at the Hike in memory of those we have cared for. It also gives us an opportunity to reconnect with families.” – Michelle Taylor, RN

Daisy, Hospice Simcoe’s service/facility dog is a proud member of the Hospice Hearts and is collecting pledges. If you would like to pledge for the Hospice Hearts team, give us a call or you can donate directly at: http://chpca.convio.net/goto/DaisyHospiceHearts

The Hike for Hospice will be held at Sunnidale Park in Barrie on Sunday May 5th. Registration begins at 9:30am at the Dorian Parker Centre, Hike starts at 11am. Walk at your own pace along the 2.3km trail. There will be a complimentary light lunch for all registered hikers with pledges of $20 or more. This is a family friendly, pet friendly event.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, all expenses for this event have been covered. Therefore, 100% of the funds raised by participants will go directly to Hospice Simcoe’s programs and services.

There is no cost to our residents, clients and families for any of our programs and services.

Our thanks to the 2019 Hike Sponsors:
Purehealth Pharmacy, Kiwanis Club of Barrie, Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club, Barrie Press Inc.,Jeff White Group, Jeff’s Junk, RIPE Juicery, Abram’s Service Centre, Allandale Veterinary Hospital, Auto Trim Design, Dalston General Store, Deluxe Taxi, Mason Miller, MediGas, Mortgage Sense, Parker Coulter Realty Brokerage, Plumbtech, Remax Crosstown Realty-Al Quinlan, The Chilton Team, The Peggy Hill Team and True North Yarn..

The following are generously providing goods and services for our Hike:
Fox’s Bakery and Deli, Wild Wing Barrie South, Domino’s pizza, Michael Enterprise, Rock 95/KOOL FM, Signs of Innovation, snap’d Barrie, Starbucks, The Barrie Rotaract Club and LT EVENT Medical Services.

For further information on the Hike, go to: www.hospicesimcoe.ca/hike-for-hospice/ or contact our Event Coordinator, Josie at 705-722-5995 or josie@hospicesimcoe.ca

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Media Enquiries: Samantha White, 705 722-5995 |  samantha@hospicesimcoe.ca

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