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Hike for Hospice walkers are shining lights in the community

 

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PUBLISHED THURSDAY—MAY—99

 

 

he weather was perfect on Sunday for about 100 people who walked and ran in the annual Hike for Hospice fundraiser.

 

Chilliwack City councillors Sue Knott, who is involved in the society was on hand offering support, and Harv Westeringh jogged the route with his wife.

 

Hospice volunteers are the spiritual caregivers that lie at the heart of hospice.  They help give people the freedom to find their own meaning in life.

 

They're present when family can't be there to provide comfort for those they love – not always with words, but often with a touch or a glance. They bring hope – not for tomorrow, but today. They won't leave and will always be there.

 

Groups of walkers pass by Prospera Centre Sunday.

 

Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community-based volunteer organization which accepts death as a part of life. Every year, we serve thousands of individuals and families in the community. There is no cost or fee to use any of our hospice palliative and bereavement services and we accept referrals by anyone.

 

Funds from Hike for Hospice support the following programs:

• Palliative support services – hospital & home visitations
• Respite support for family members and other caregivers
• Vigil services
• Relaxation therapies
• Community memorial events
• Volunteer training
• Grief and bereavement support services
• Children’s grief support group
• Teens grief support group
• Horse Whisperer grief camp
• Community outreach and education
• In school support for children & youth
• Community Collaboration
 

To donate or learn more about the local hospice, visit chilliwackhospice.org or connect online in Facebook here.

 

 

 

 


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