On Sunday, May 5th, 2019, communities throughout Grey and Bruce counties will be participating in the National Hike for Hospice. This event is conducted in order to raise awareness of Hospice and of its need for financial support.
The Hike brings together family and friends in remembrance and to honour those who have passed. It also brings about a sense of community support and regard for the importance of Palliative Care that is being delivered in our area.
Last year, eight communities throughout Grey-Bruce raised a total of $170 000.00 for the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce. Our community of Saugeen Shores donated a total of $5355. Our goal for Hike for Hospice 2019 is to raise $8000. This is done by means of business sponsorship, individual and team hikers’ pledges, and donations from individuals, service clubs and organizations.
Saugeen Shores’ Hike for Hospice will take place on the Saugeen Rail Trail on May 5th. The starting point is the Rotary Trail Head River Street Station. It is a 6 km hike from River St. to Highway 21 (near Highbury Farm) and back. However, you can set your personal distance, and pick your own pace. Registration begins at 1:00 pm with opening remarks at 1:15 and trail maps will be provided.
Further information can be provided by Brenda Vanderploeg (519-797-5067) or Sandy Ribey (519-368-5304) or you can pledge or register online at GREYBRUCEHOSPICE.COM.