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Hike for Hospice 2023 Wrap up

What a great day and another successful hike for Bruce Peninsula Hospice!  The rain didn’t dampen our spirits and more than 30 hikers came out to enjoy one of three Lindsay Tract Trails on Sunday, May 7th.  It was wonderful to be together again and to celebrate the support raised for hospice palliative care and in-home hospice and bereavement supports in our community.

Some hikers walked in memory of loved ones, others hiked because of their volunteer commitment to a cause dear to them and some walked in gratitude for the care they received from Bruce Peninsula Hospice volunteers. We were all moved by the words shared by a family member in her address to the group, “[My spouse] looked forward to your visits and it was a great help for me to be able to get out to do errands and not have to worry”. 

Every year, we participate in raising awareness and fundraising for Hike for Hospice and we are never disappointed due to the enormous efforts of our volunteers, the generosity of our community and the support of our sponsors.  We were thrilled this year to add the Gold Sponsorship support of Bruce Power and Silver Sponsorship support of McKenzie’s Pharmacy. They joined longstanding and valued sponsors Middlebro’ & Stevens, Wiarton Office, Ebel Quarries Inc./Polycor Ontario and Tim Hortons.

L-R, is Bob Cunningham, Hike Co-Chair, Pat Cavan, BPH Chair, who thanked our Sponsors and all the donors and volunteers participating this year, Nancy Forgrave, Manager, Volunteer Programs and Outreach and the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Mayor, Milt McIver. 

We are also grateful to Ram Trophies for the attractive t-shirts we were able to wear and Peacock’s Foodland in Tobermory for the yummy sandwiches we all enjoyed after our hikes.

The need for caregiver respite, compassionate in-home hospice care and grief support services continues to grow as our community grows, as have our hearts.  This year’s Hike for Hospice’s goal is to raise $35,000 and we are currently at $38,000.