3rd Annual Hike for Huron Shores Hospice

The third annual Hike for Hospice is just around the corner in Kincardine in support of the Huron Shores Hospice at Tiverton Park Manor in Tiverton.

Who: Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, 100% community-funded residential hospice, providing quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas. This year’s title sponsor is the Society of United Professionals, Bruce Power Local Community Foundations Fund. Nuclear Promise X (NPX) is our Entertainment sponsor.

We are encouraging everyone, big and small, fit and maybe no-so-fit, to register and raise dollars to sustain residential hospice care in our community.

What: The hike is a unique national fundraising event held across Canada, in celebration of National Palliative Care Week, bringing together organizations working in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their own communities! This is Huron Shores Hospice 3rd Annual Hike for Hospice and we encourage participants to hike in memory of someone special or just hike to help support quality end-of-life care in our community. The Kincardine Lions Club will be barbequing lunch after the hike and NPX will be there to provide activities for the kids and kids-at-heart and prizes for top contributors.

Where: Davidson Centre, Kincardine. The hike will be through the trails next to the Davidson Centre, on the outdoor track, or in the event of rain, on the Centre’s indoor track. If hiking indoors, please bring indoor shoes.

When: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m on Saturday May 11th outside the Davidson Centre. The hike begins with welcoming remarks and warm-ups at 10:00 a.m. Participants may hike a full 5km or take a short walk around the outside or indoor track. The idea is just to have fun, learn about Huron Shores Hospice, meet new friends and raise dollars and awareness for our one bed residential hospice in Tiverton.

Why: Huron Shores Hospice one-bed residential hospice operations must be 100% community funded to keep offering this valuable service to those in our community needing support with end-of-life care. We also want to raise awareness of hospice palliative care issues and to promote the phenomenal work that all volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily.

This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 5-11. The theme for 2019 is “Busting the Myths“. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is focused on debunking popular myths about hospice and palliative care. CHPCA is encouraging and engaging in a public discussion to identify common myths and replace these myths with current and factual information. Myths contribute to inaccurate health information about Hospice Palliative Care. CHPCA is challenging Canadians to begin busting the myths together. Working together to educate one another is a vital step in the pursuit of excellent Hospice Palliative Care.

How: Participants can register through Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/huron-shores-hospice/p2p/third-annual-hike-for-hospice/ or by simply downloading a pledge form available on our website www.huronshoreshospice.ca, on our Facebook page or by contacting info@huronshoreshospice.ca and bring that pledge sheet with them on Saturday.

All funds support Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton Park Manor and support giving people the right to die with dignity, in the community in which they live, surrounded by those who love them! 100% of the funds raised stay in our community!

Goal: To build on the success of last year’s hike when we had more than 80 participants and over $12,000 raised. This year we hope to see 100 participants and $20,000 raised for quality end-of-life care at our residential hospice suite in Tiverton Park Manor.