More than 400 people came out to walk the Mud Creek Trail for the second annual Hike for Hospice on April 29, raising in excess of $60,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of Chatham-Kent Hospice.
Many hikers were walking in memory of someone and took the opportunity to tie a ribbon on the Memory Wall to honour their loved one.
“Once again, I am amazed with the generosity of our community. Thank you Chatham-Kent! Your support allows Hospice to continue to offer end-of-life care to families when they need it the most. A special thank you to the many volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible including our lead sponsors the Chatham Lions Club, MC Business Solutions and MicroAge,” said Jodi Maroney, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, said in a release.
The fundraising walk coincided with the residential hospice’s two-year anniversary of operations. Over the past 24 months, Chatham-Kent Hospice has cared for over 425 families from across the municipality. Residents and their families receive compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost to the family thanks to support from the community.