2017 Hike for Hospice
The 2017 Hike for Hospice was held on Saturday, May 6 at Shaw Park. This year’s Hike took place in conjunction with the Winnipeg Goldeye’s Open House and included the first day of training camp, Ballpark Behind the Scenes Tours, food, fun & family entertainment! All Hiker’s received a hot dog, chips and refreshments following the Hike inside the park.
We are happy to announce this year’s event raised almost $15,000.00 to help support programs and services offered at Palliative Manitoba, including training for our volunteers, supplies for our Kids and Teens Grieve Too Programs and contribute to the cost of outreach and education for all of Manitoba.
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Hike for Hospice
Hike for Hospice Palliative Care works towards raising much needed funds for hospice palliative care in Canada. Funds raised through the Hike help to ensure that more Canadians receive the end-of-life care they deserve. On average 252,000 Canadians die each year. Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively and provide support to family caregivers.
Hike for Hospice Palliative Care also helps raise awareness of the many challenges faced by hospice palliative care programs and services. The Hike promotes celebrates the phenomenal work that all volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily.
Funds raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care stay in the community in which they are raised allowing a direct impact on local service. Money raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care helps to ensure that these programs will continue to deliver good quality care to local patients and their families.
The money raised through the Hike is used in many ways, including: providing expert medical care for pain and symptom management, providing information about financial and legal services, planning with loved ones for a team approach to care, telephone counselling in crisis situations, respite care for caregivers and ongoing bereavement support.