Hike for Hospice Niagara was this past weekend in St. Catharines

Submitted: May 15th, 2016



Hike for Hospice Niagara was this past weekend in St. Catharines

 

St. Catharines – Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Hospice Niagara`s 14th annual Hike for Hospice Niagara took place at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines.

Hundreds of people came together for a meaningful hike that raised awareness and funds to support compassionate hospice palliative care in Niagara. “It`s such a special day to honour those who are living the final phase of life and to remember those who have passed due to a life-limiting illness.” says Carol Nagy, Executive Director of Hospice Niagara.

The hike, a scenic 5 km, walk started at Lakeside Park and toured through the beautiful Jaycee Gardens Park to the halfway point at Hospice Niagara - The Stabler Centre at 403 Ontario Street, and back again. The afternoon featured local musical performances by SisterLune and Roadshow, a BBQ, prizes and a visit from the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs.

The need for palliative care in Niagara is growing and will continue to grow as the population ages.” adds Carol. This is Hospice Niagara`s second largest fundraising event. Preliminary results indicate that this year`s hike raised in excess of $93,000, which will support Hospice Niagara`s programs and services for families across the Niagara Region. Services include providing palliative care in client`s homes, working in partnership with family physicians, visiting nurses and their primary care providers, as well as, the residential hospice - The Stabler Centre, in St. Catharines.

Donations are still welcomed at hikeforhospiceniagara.ca, at hospiceniagara.ca or by calling 905-984-8766.

About Hospice Niagara
The organization focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, death, dying, grief and loss. Through a variety of programs and services, Hospice Niagara is able to provide compassionate comfort and support to families throughout the care continuum. These programs are offered at no cost to clients. All proceeds from the Hike for Hospice Niagara will support our vision to provide exceptional and compassionate care to everyone, everywhere, every time in the Niagara region. Programs and services are offered at no cost to clients. For more information, please visit hospiceniagara.ca or call 905-984-8766.

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Phone:

Email:

Alicia Merry

Communications and Fund Development Manager,

Hospice Niagara

905-984-8766, x230

amerry@hospiceniagara.ca

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Phone:

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Shari Willerton

Marketing Manager,

Hospice Niagara

 

905-984-8766, x271

swillerton@hospiceniagara.ca