Come Hike With Us!
May 7, 2017
Only -135 Days Left Until Hike for Hospice Palliative Care!
Our Hike Location:
Riverdale Park West in Cabbagetown, Toronto, located at Carlton St and Sumach St
May 7, 2017 - Registration Date | 9:30 AM - Registration Start Time | 11:00 AM - Event Start Time
Join us again, and thousands of Canadians from across the country, as we kick-off National Hospice Palliative Care Week to raise awareness and funds to support the essential work we do in hospice palliative care in our community.
With Toronto’s rapidly aging population, and adults and children living longer with serious illness, the need for compassionate, hospice palliative care and support to improve people’s quality of life, and their caregivers and loved ones, is greater than ever before.
What’s great about the Hike for Hospice is that 100% of all funds raised will remain in your community to raise public awareness and ensure that hospice palliative care and support is available for people living with serious illness or end-of-life, and their caregivers and loved ones at no charge.
Hike Highlights Included:
- 5KM Hike in Riverdale Park
- 2KM Walk through historic Cabbagetown
- Live Music & Entertainment featuring Danny Marks and band!
- BBQ | Kids & Family fun Activities … and great prizes
Leased pets welcome! Come with your family and friends to walk in memory or in honour of your loved ones at this year's hike for hospice. Or start a team at your office/school or with your friends & loved ones in support of Hospice Toronto and hospice palliative care.
Visit the Hospice Toronto website for more information about us at www.hospicetoronto.ca!
Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is a unique national fundraising event held across Canada that brings together organizations working collectively in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community!
- Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering, while improving the quality of living and dying.
- Hospice palliative care is not just for the final days or months of life. It’s care that should begin when a life-threatening condition is diagnosed so that individuals and their families are supported as they manage the often complicated journey at the end of life.
- An integrated palliative approach to care is one that focuses on an individual’s need at any given point in time. It can be provided in a hospital, residential hospice, at home, in long-term care homes or in another community setting. Personal values, wishes and desires can be considered. Advance Care Planning (www.advancecareplanning.ca), a discussion about individual plans at the end of life, is an important part of an integrated approach to care.
- Hospice palliative care professionals work with the health team you already have, and together they focus on lessening the burdens of suffering, loneliness, and grief for those living with chronic and life-limiting illnesses.
- Hospice palliative care supports families as they navigate the difficulties that can arise when a loved one is struggling with a life-limiting illness. Through hospice palliative care, families can gain a better understanding of a loved one’s wishes, which can ease the way when there are difficult decisions to make.
- Hospice palliative care manages pain and symptoms, and thanks to the important conversations and planning that hospice palliative care encourages, patients can make informed decisions about their own care, ensure that their families understand their goals, and have a better quality of life.
Community Partner Sponsors:
Contact your Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator:Janice Nyarko-Mensah
(416) 364-1666 ext 242