Hospice Walk part of fun-filled day

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Do you enjoy hiking for a good cause?

Do you enjoy supporting a valuable organization and the services it provides?

Then why not consider gathering pledges and participating in the 14th annual Hike for Hospice May 1?

The annual walk, hosted by the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society, asks residents to raise money for the services it provides. The walk is one of the society’s major annual fundraisers.

Pledge forms are available at several locations, says Debra Isert, Palliative Care’s co-ordinator, including her office, the Community Health Office and hospital admitting desk.

The walk has been a huge success each year. This year is expected to be no exception. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Freson Bros. and continues until 2 p.m.

Tentative plans include a barbecue, music entertainment, prizes, draws and plenty of fun. T-shirts are given to all participants.

Hike for Hospice is traditionally held the first Sunday of May each year in conjunction with the national Hospice Palliative Care Week May 1-7. The walk has three main goals: fundraising, awareness and recognition, and helps
recognize the valuable work done by Palliative Care volunteers, health care providers, and the communities across the country.

All money raised stays in High Prairie to maintain the family care rooms in the hospital, provide resources and support to patients and family members.

To support or participate in programs, or for more information, contact Isert at [780] 523-6438.

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