Hike for Hospice 2020
Hike for Hospice 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE -
The Orillia Hike for Hospice originally scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. With the entire country working to flatten the curve, Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice have decided to reschedule the Hike for a later date in 2020.
While we regret the Hike will not take place as scheduled; the safety and wellbeing of our community is always our top priority. By staying home and practicing social distancing when we do need to leave the house, we are all helping to ensure the safety of not only the most vulnerable in our community but also the front line workers. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
On the first Sunday of May each year, Hospices across the country participate in the "Hike for Hospice". The Hike is a national campaign aimed to raise much-needed funds for hospice palliative care in Canada, and to increase awareness of the services, supports and benefits that Hospice Palliative Care offers those who are ill, dying and grieving.
This year Mariposa House Hospice and Hospice Orillia will once again work together to ensure that the community of Orillia will have access to the quality of care they not only need but deserve through their life journey.
Location: Couchiching Beach Park, Pavilion 1
Hike Route: Couchiching Beach Park to Tudhope Park, along the Millenium Trail, (and return)
All are welcome to join us, and to raise support for Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice! There is be great fun to be had along with prizes up for grabs!
Put a team together, and challenge another team!
Thanks to our Hike for Hospice sponsors, 100% of the funds raised through the Hike for Hospice in Orillia will remain in our area.
The money raised through the Hike is used in many ways, including:
- providing high quality, locally supportive palliative care
- providing care for pain and symptom management
- planning with loved ones for a team approach to care
- to train, and to support, our visiting volunteers
- to provide respite care for caregivers, and
- to provide ongoing bereavement support.
Each participant is asked to raise funds by way of pledges through an online giving page or through cash/cheque donations using our pledge forms which can be downloaded here.
For assistance on setting up your online giving page please click here or call Amanda Tevelde at 705-325-0505 ext. 107.