Hikers to raise funds for local hospice services

SEAFORTH – A local Hike for Hospice Palliative Care will help raise funds and awareness of a service that helps ease suffering, loneliness and grief for people who are dying.

Hikers are out now collecting pledges for the 10th annual hike that heads out from Seaforth’s Optimist Park on May 6. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. with warm up and kick off at 1 p.m. in this event organized locally by Huron Hospice Volunteer Serve.

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is an annual event of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association established in 2003.

Nationally, sixteen to 30 per cent of Canadians who die had access to or receive hospice palliative and end-of-life care services, depending on where they lived in Canada

CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada. CHPCA’s membership of more than 3,000 is composed of professionals, caregivers and volunteers as well as hospice palliative care programs and services from every province and territory. CHPCA represents more than 450 hospice palliative care programs or services in Canada who employ tens of thousands of paid and volunteer staff working in home care programs, nursing homes, freestanding hospices, long-term care centres, and hospitals.

For more information, call the Seaforth office at 519-527-0655 or the Wingham office at 519-357-2720. Visit the website at www.huronhospice.ca

Written by on April 24, 2012 in Huron East, Seaforth - No comments

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