2018 Hike for Hospice
Rally a team of friends, family, challenge your co-workers, or join us as an individual to help support end-of-life care in our community.
Date: Sunday, May 6th, 2018
Check in opens at 9:30am
Hike begins at 10:30am
This scenic walk down Waterfront Drive, is approximately 4 Km and will take place on the Winnipeg Goldeyes Open House – including first day of training camp, Ballpark Behind the Scenes Tours, food, fun & family entertainment!
Hot Dogs, Chips and Refreshments will be served following the Hike.
Route is accessible to all age and abilities. Participants are also invited to honor the memory of a significant one at this meaningful event.
For a look at the photos taken during the 2017 Hike for Hospice, courtesy of Patrick Church, click here to visit our Facebook page.
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.