Virtual Walk, Run, Roll for Hospice
Step up for community hospice services!
Join us as we come together while being apart to walk, run, and roll in support of VON Durham’s hospice services. This year we need your support more than ever while we continue to provide compassionate and timely comfort, care and hope to individuals and caregivers who are facing advanced illness, death or bereavement during COVID-19 and beyond.
Registration is $10 per person or $25 per family (up to two adults and unlimited children). Your registration comes with a tax receipt and automatic entry into a registration prize draw.
How it works:
After you register, map out your own personal route to walk, run or roll. You can travel it however you like (walking, running, biking, rollerblading, etc.) and if you don’t want to go outside, hop on a treadmill, your stationary bike or walk around your house – how you participate is really up to you! Consider setting a new personal walking distance goal or getting your family to sign up so you can all do something fun and healthy together. By participating in this virtual event you will be able to stay active, healthy, and safe in the comfort of your home while being part of a fun activity and supporting hospice.
Please follow all social distancing recommendations and remember to stay safe when being outdoors.
Prior to your walk, share your online fundraising page with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbours. Let them know why you are participating and ask if they will sponsor you.
Share your pictures and stories with us by tagging VON Durham and using the hashtags: #iwalk4hospice #irun4hospice #iroll4hospice
On July 1, we will celebrate the success of the event online with a virtual wrap-up party and we will announce all the prize winters.
What we are raising money for:
VON Durham’s Hospice Services provides high quality, clinical and non-clinical, accredited hospice palliative care programs and supports to persons and their families living with, or dying from, a life limiting illness or are bereaved. Working collaboratively with clients/patients, their families and their health care providers, VON Durham is a constant point of support across all care settings from the point of diagnosis, through active treatment, at the end of life, to ongoing support to family, friends and caregivers, in after death care and bereavement. VON Durham promotes and respects client autonomy, and client guided care plans providing support where the individual resides. VON Durham’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit – improving their quality of life and enhancing comfort, compassionate presence so they know they are not alone. Your donations support the delivery of these vital programs and services.
Wednesday May 6: Registration Opens
Sunday June 21: Participants start their walks
Wednesday July 1: All walks are completed; prize draws take place and we celebrate online with a special virtual wrap up event
Do you have a question that you don’t see answered here? Please reach out to our Fund Development Coordinator, Michelle Betlem, at firstname.lastname@example.org