After three long years, the Chatham-Kent Hospice is excited to be holding an in-person Hike for Hospice event again this year.
Jodi Maroney, executive director for the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, says this year’s event will be a hybrid format where hikers are encouraged to collect pledges then walk Mud Creek Trail in Chatham anytime from May 1 to 6 or they can walk together on Sunday, May 7.
Maroney said the hike is open to all ages and abilities and it is a way for people to remember their loved ones in a thoughtful and practical way.
You can participate as an individual or team and registration is free, she said.
Maroney said they also have a Corporate Challenge taking place, where businesses can participate as a team.
“Not only will you be supporting your community by raising needed funds for local Hospice residents and their families, but you’ll provide a fun, safe, team-building experience for your employees, she said.
T-shirts, memorial signs and photo lanyards are available for purchase. The memorial signs will be placed along Mud Creek Trail during Hike week and will include your loved ones name, picture and a message. After the event the signs will available for the purchaser to pick up and take home, Maroney said.
The deadline to order T-shirts and Memorial Signs is April 1.
All pledges collected support Hospice residents and their families – ensuring compassionate, care at no cost to them, Maroney added.
Dana Haggith caught up with Maroney for an interview.
More details are available at www.hikeforhospiceck.com.
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