You’re being encouraged to dust off the hiking boots this weekend in support of the Beth Donovan Hospice.
The annual Hike for Hospice is being held virtually for the second straight year, and organizers are asking residents to walk, run, or hike to help raise funds to offset the group’s operational costs.
Executive Director Sue Walker says residents can take part by hiking at the Ferguson Forest Centre, while following public health guidelines, or just by strolling through your neighborhood.
“We’re just trying to get out and raise money, because we have not been able to do traditional fundraisers over the past year,” Walker said. “This is just about having fun with members of your household, and just getting out and enjoying the sun.”
Every dollar raised by the event remains in the community and allows the Hospice to keep its programs and services free of charge to the community.
Last year, the hike raised over $8,000.
Walker says they are already at over $5,200 heading into the weekend.
“Losing our fundraisers this past year has been very difficult, so being able to do something like the hike, where we can raise funds safely online, is really important to us,” Walker said.
The event takes place Sunday, and runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
To register, you can head to the hospice’s webpage.