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Virtual Hike for Hospice Olds & District 2020
Olds & District Hospice Society
We can still Hike for Hospice!!
Traditionally, Hike for Hospice is the Olds & District Hospice Society’s major fundraiser. This year, however, is unlike any other and our hike will reflect that. On May 3, 2020, Hike for Hospice will proceed as a Virtual Hike with emphasis on connection, education, awareness and support.
Now, more than ever, we are in this together!
Our registration fee is decreased, our major ask is for participation.
We will continue connecting with and supporting our clients while practicing social distancing. The reality is, clients and families in our area still need us. We intend to support them in every way we possibly can.
What is a Virtual Hike?
A virtual hike is an online event which provides an opportunity for participants to safely connect, support and celebrate.
How does it work?
Sign up as an individual or a team and gather pledges online. Once you register, you will have your very own pledge page where you can share your story and invite friends and family to view and contribute.
On May 3, 2020, the Olds & District Hospice Society will be live streaming and you are invited to post your own hike photos. We will be suggesting routes around town, with respect to social distancing, so we can still hike together via technology. Plan to walk, run, wheel, cycle or crawl a 1km or 5km around your acreage, range road, drive way, around your house, parks, or neighbourhood.
This spring, people across Canada will gather together virtually and Hike for Hospice; raising pledges and awareness to support local hospice palliative care The Hike for Hospice will be an online event through the O&DHS Facebook page on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:00am.
80% of Canadians say they want quality hospice at the end of life, yet less than 15% have access to it. Hospice Palliative is currently underfunded and under-recognized
8:45 am Charlene Schramm & Kathy Kemmere Welcome
9:00 am Welcome from local dignitaries
9:15 am Dr. Jody Carrington Warm up
9:20 am Bag Pipes
9:30 am Live Feed, Mary Smith - Executive Director
9:50 am Live Feed, Ruby Elliott - Services Coordinator
10:10 am Live Feed, Kathy Kemmere - Bereavement Coordinator, Director, Founding member
10:30 am Live Feed, Charlene Schramm - Treasurer, Founding member, Chair of Hike Committee
10:50 am Live Feed
11:10 am Costume Prize winner awarded by Boston Pizza
11:20 am Live Feed, Mary Smith - Executive Director - thank you and wrap up