Bruce Peninsula Hospice Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary with the Most Successful Hike Ever!
On Sunday May 3rd, over 100 people in Northern Bruce Peninsula and South Bruce Peninsula came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and help Bruce Peninsula Hospice (BPH) raise over $26,000 for hospice palliative care in our community.
The day included warm up yoga, speeches from caregivers who have received Bruce Peninsula Hospice’s services and remarks by Mayor McIver of Northern Bruce Peninsula and Mayor Jackson of South Bruce Peninsula.
There were six hikes of various lengths leaving Wiarton arena and Lindsay Tract Trails.
Later, we celebrated with draw prizes, refreshments, sandwiches and a special Anniversary cake at each hike site.
BPH would like to thank all the volunteers and hike leaders, the local businesses that donated prizes and all the organizations that helped make the day possible. Special thank you to every hiker that participated and raised pledges – the support really makes a difference in the lives of many people in our community.
This past year, BPH volunteers shared their caring and compassion with over 70 individuals and families through hospice volunteer visiting and bereavement support. We have all been touched by death, dying, loss and caregiving or know someone who has. Together, family members, friends, neighbours, community groups, volunteers, hikers and supporters make up a compassionate community ensuring no one has to be alone or lack support during such a significant time in life.
Thank you again to everyone who participated and made the 2015 Hike for Hospice a success.