On Sunday, May 6th, Peterborough joined communities from across Canada to raise awareness and celebrate hospice palliative care at the 16th Annual Hike for Hospice.
Locally, more than 700 people came out in the beautiful sunshine to show their support for people in this community living with life-threatening illness and grief. The generosity of hikers, volunteers, donors and sponsors raised more than $80,000 for hospice palliative and bereavement care in our community.
Hikers gathered in Millennium Park for a memory stone ceremony, strolled to Rogers Cove in East City to enjoy ice cream courtesy of Central Smith, followed by for a delicious barbeque lunch in Millennium Park sponsored by Montana’s Cookhouse.
Hikers were also treated to coffee and tea donated by Silver Bean Café and cold water from Culligan. Children enjoyed face painting by Faces by 2 and amazing balloon creations by Razberry the Clown, while canine friends were treated to lots of biscuits donated by Village Pet Food & Supply.
“Our Hike has become a family tradition, a time to share memories, to honour loved ones and offer support for the work we do," says Linda Sunderland, Executive Director of Hospice Peterborough. "We are so humbled by the generosity of our community. Peterborough truly is the perfect example of people helping people."