For the first time, on Sunday, May 5, Dundas County Hospice joined thousands of people across the country in raising funds for hospice palliative care programs and services.
Hike for Hospice is a national event, and this year the Dundas County Hospice organized a hike locally.
It took place at the Iroquois Locks with 30 participants raising about $2,100 for the local organization which provides end of life palliative care support for those with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“Individuals, families, couples with pets, running enthusiasts and groups such as students from Seaway District High School participated,” said Jackie McMillan, who is a board member with the Dundas County Hospice. “Everyone enjoyed a 1/3/5km hike/walk/run at the scenic Iroquois Locks.”
Volunteers at the registration were thrilled with the turnout for this first event and are already thinking about next year’s event.