Hike for Hospice in support of Mariposa House Hospice and Hospice Orillia
Hike for Hospice 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE -
As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic we have experienced a shift in what our normal was, and how it will be going forward. Local businesses and charitable organizations that we value and respect have been affected in ways we never imagined possible. Many were unable to proceed with face-to-face events and have been exploring new virtual opportunities. The 2020 Hike for Hospice, originally scheduled for May 3, was no exception. In the early days of the pandemic we made the difficult decision to put this annual event on hold. After much consideration, we are now choosing to move forward with a “virtual” hike!!
The Hike for Hospice is integral for us because it enhances our sense of community, increases awareness of Hospice Palliative Care, and raises much-needed funds. 100% of the proceeds stay in the Orillia area by directly supporting the services offered by Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice. These organizations work together to provide services across the continuum of hospice palliative care, from diagnosis through end-of-life, including bereavement support for surviving loved ones.
While we are saddened that we cannot gather as a group this year, we are excited to present a new option for those who wish to participate in this annual tradition. This year, rather than hosting the Hike for Hospice on a single day, we will be inviting individuals and organizations to participate throughout the month of October. Your Hike for Hospice can take you to Scout’s Valley, Grants Woods, the waterfront, your garden, or to your favourite hiking trail.
Participants and are invited to post photos using #H4HOrillia.
Where will your hike take you?? The possibilities are endless!!
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.