$25 Adult registration online only
$30 Adult registration Day Of
$20 Child Hiker (12 & Under)
Only 48 days left until the Kensington Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 6th, 2018!
The annual Hike for Hospice is on May 6, 2018. This national fundraising event helps local hospices across the country build awareness, and raise funds to ensure palliative care is available at no charge to residents, and their families. Last year, we raised $65,000 to support care at Kensington Hospice.
Kensington Hospice is the only residential hospice in the downtown Toronto area. The stay is free of charge for residents thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the support from generous donors. This annual hike is the main community fundraising event for Kensington Hospice. All of the funds raised at the hike will help the hospice continue to provide exceptional, holistic end-of-life care to individuals and their families.
Finding strength and joy in sadness
“It takes profound courage to come back and participate in the hike
after the loss of a loved one. It always amazes me.” said Daniela
Sinisi, Coordinator of Volunteer Services. The Kensington Hospice offers
families, friends and caregivers hands-on counseling and bereavement
support while at the hospice, and one year after their loved-one dies.
“You learn to enjoy every day, to stop and treasure the things that matter,” said Debbie Emmerson, Director of Hospice Care. “We need to reshape how we view dying and death. Instead, we need to cherish our time with one another, and celebrate each life lived.”
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.
Contact your Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator:Isabella Powers
(416) 964-3636 ext 2803