Walk, run or hike for hospice this Sunday at Providence Farm

Everyone in the Cowichan Valley is invited to walk, run or hike for Cowichan Hospice at Providence Farm on Sunday, May 1.

  • Apr. 27, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Everyone in the Cowichan Valley is invited to walk, run or hike for Cowichan Hospice at Providence Farm on Sunday, May 1.

This annual event brings people to Providence Farm when it is at its most beautiful, for a two or four kilometre walk around the trails. A labyrinth at the edge of the woods is popular for those who do not wish to tackle the trails. And there’s a barbecue lunch for everyone to enjoy.

There are prizes of local dining and entertainment for fundraising and the top fundraising team wins an evening out together at a Reel Alternatives movie and the Craig Street Brew Pub.

Cowichan Hospice supports more than 800 people each year who are facing advancing illness or grief. An emailed note tells the story of one mother’s journey with grief.

Dear Shelley,

I believe the time has come where I can say that I will bow out of the monthly meeting. Over two years ago, during one of our group gatherings, someone said “it’s not that the burden gets lighter over time, it’s that your back gets stronger to support that burden”. My back is stronger and I owe that to the wonderfully kind and compassionate people I have met at Hospice: staff and fellow travellers.

Hospice has given me a chance to breathe and feel like I can dance in the rain again. The journey since September 2011 has been extraordinary. I give thanks to you and the wonderful folks who have helped make the journey for me a gentler one.

Yours truly,

Chris

It is hoped that that the fundraiser will contribute $26,000 to Hospice care for the region.

To register for the Hike and download a pledge form visit: wwwcowichanhospice.org or call 250-701-4242 for more information.