Over the weekend I had the honour of hosting the 12 annual Hike For Hospice which raises much needed funds for our local Hospice. Thank you to Sandy Collette for thinking of me when she needed to fill the role. If you weren’t there, you missed something truly amazing. A community of people who give their time and money selflessly to help those who are dying.
Think about it. Giving of yourself to help those whose last days of life might otherwise be much more traumatic then need be. The funds raised on Sunday, help keep our Hospice giving the compassionate end of life care all people deserve. It’s a testament to our community that over $54,000 can be collected in an afternoon to make sure that folks get dignity at the end of their days and families get peace of mind. Chatting with a few folks there at the Hike, all wanted to give more to help such a cause. Most have gone through the loss of a loved one and wanted to make sure that this vital service continues in our community despite limited resources from our government.
We all hope we never have to use the resources of a hospice, but inevitable, it will come, in one way or another. I’m relieved to know that this building, the tireless volunteers and dedicated staff will be here to help with this very difficult subject to talk about. When your thinking of giving to a worth while charity in our city, please remember this one.
PS. Thanks to Doug McMillan and the crew at Your Credit Union for collecting and donating over $13k to Hike For Hospice.