Hike for Hospice raises over $8,600

High Prairie Palliative Care Society gets ready to start the walk. Palliative Care co-ordinator Debra Isert, front row, second from left, is behind the sign.
High Prairie Palliative Care Society gets ready to start the walk. Palliative Care co-ordinator Debra Isert, front row, second from left, is behind the sign.

Richard Froese
South Peace News

More than $8,600 was raised at the annual Hike for Hospice, held by the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society on May 1.

“We raised $8,663, which is more than last year,” says Debra Isert, palliative care co-ordi- nator. “It was a good response and the community was very supportive.”

Last year, the event raised just over $8,000.

All money raised locally supports the community to maintain the family care rooms in the local hospital, provide sources, and support patients and their families.

Robert and Mabel Goulet raised just under $2,000, Isert says. A long-time resident of Salt Prairie, she passed away at the J.B. Wood Nursing Home in High Prairie on May 7 at 86 years of age.

Door prizes were won by Leon Cadsap, LaRetta Casavant, Phyllis Marx and Donna Dube.

In addition to the walk, participants and supporters enjoyed refreshments, and entertainment inside the lobby of Freson Bros.

Hike for Hospice is held annually the first Sunday of May in conjunction with the national event.

The walk is held to raise funds, awareness and to recognize the valuable work done by the volunteers, health- care providers and communities.

To support the programs, volunteer, or for more information, phone Isert at [780] 523-6438.

 

Pamela Wood gets ready to walk with her dog Ryker. T-shirts are given to all participants in the hike.
Pamela Wood gets ready to walk with her dog Ryker. T-shirts are given to all participants in the hike.
Each year, Freson Bros. provides a cake for the hike. Above, the cake appropriately shows the logo.
Each year, Freson Bros. provides a cake for the hike. Above, the cake appropriately shows the logo.

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