Powell River Hospice Society’s 2021 Walk, Run and Hike for Hospice is taking place virtually from May 2 to 9. The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
All monies raised during its major yearly fundraiser will go toward society sustainment and delivery of programs and services to the entire community, according to a media release.
“Taking the Walk, Run and Hike for Hospice to a virtual format gives our participants the opportunity to take part from the safety of their homes and small social or work groups, as allowed by current public health orders,” stated Cathy Fisher, president of the hospice society. “This is a great opportunity to help raise money for an organization which provides valuable services to the community and to get some exercise and fresh air in the process.”
Participants can walk when they want, where they want this year, rather than gathering together as was done in the past, added Fisher.
Powell River Hospice Society is a community-based, nonprofit organization that offers social, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of their life. The society also supports family and friends in grief and bereavement, and is committed to providing education and advocacy throughout the community. The registered charity provides these services free of charge to everyone in Tla’amin Nation and qathet Regional District, including Powell River and Texada Island.
For more information about participating or making a donation, go to prhospice.org.