Welcome to Ian's Walk for

 End of Life Care

 Join Ian as he walks through your community on his cross-Canada hike in support of hospice palliative care!

October 26: Day 159 done and approximately 6027 km completed. The walk is complete.

Click here for his schedule

Join Ian in the following cities / towns near you:


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My name is Ian Bos. On 16 January 2015, my father, Ted Bos, passed away after a brave fight with cancer. He was 68 years old. We had many ups and downs with the medical system; however, Ted was treated with the utmost compassion and dignity by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

With their assistance, we were able to keep Dad at home where he wanted to be with his family with the confidence that if we needed anything, they would be there. And they were there with us every step of the way.

On 21 May 2015, I embarked on a cross-country walk in memory of my father and in honor of the excellent care that Dad received at the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. 

My goal is to raise $25,000 for the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society and to raise funds and awareness for palliative care societies across Canada, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), and the provincial palliative care associations. 

To support hospice palliative care in your province and the CHPCA, you can make a donation on this website by clicking the green "Donate to Ian's Walk Button" on the right hand side of this screen, or by texting “hospice” to 20222, which makes an automatic $10 donation that is reflected on your mobile bill.


Follow my progress and engage with me on the following:

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Want to get involved?

Consider joining in the fundraising efforts by creating your own online fundraising page and walking with Ian as he passes through your community.  Can't walk with Ian?  No problem, you can still help fundraise with him for this very valuable cause by creating your own online fundraising page.  To create your own page and scroll to where you see the Participate options on this page.  Select whether you're registering as an individual, You can also create or join a team (note, you will also have to register as an individual when creating and joining a team - to do so, just follow the onscreen instructions).

The online fundraising website allows you to create your own online fundraising page that you can customize and send to your friends and family to solicit donations.  All donations made will be used towards supporting hospice palliative care in Canada.  Your online fundraising page allows you to tell your friends and family why hospice palliative care is important to you.  It also gives you a chance to help Ian in spreading the word about his walk as he goes across Canada!  Considering asking friends and family to join with you and create a team of walkers in your own community!

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