2018 Hike for Hospice
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Hike raised over $18,500! Thank you to everyone who made this incredible display of community support possible. Thank you to our wonderful generous community supporter the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club and CJNU 93.7FM – Nostalgia Radio. Thank you to Save-On-Foods, The Lord Selkirk RFM Boys Pipe Band, Mr. Squiggly, Bob Dann and Al Sadine for coming on board. Thank you to David Lawless for taking all these great photos! We also welcomed Jocelyn House Hospice as partners as they participated in their very first Hike for Hospice.
Hike for Hospice on line donations can still be accepted https://bit.ly/2pCC6OL until May 31,
2018. As always, donations can be made at http://palliativemanitoba.ca anytime.
From the thousands of Manitoban’s who depend on our programs and services as they near the end of life and to those who need support following the death of their significant ones THANK YOU!
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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.