Hike for Hospice Huntsville

What is the Hike for Hospice?

The Hike for Hospice is a nationwide event hosted by hospice and palliative care organizations. This event occurs annually on the first Sunday of May and kicks off National Palliative Care Week. The hike helps build awareness and raise funds to ensure individuals, and their family members, facing end of life situations receive support at no charge.
The hike is also a way to celebrate and honour our loved ones in a special and meaningful way.

100% of the funds raised by Hike for Hospice Huntsville
stay in our community

 

Hike for Hospice Huntsville has become a signature fundraising event for Hospice Huntsville.
Under the Hike for Hospice Huntsville umbrella, there are three fundraising activities:

1. Hike for Hospice Purple Tea and Silent Auction: The Purple Tea and Silent Auction kicks off our annual Hike for Hospice Huntsville Fundraiser. The tea and auction will be held at Huntsville Place Mall on Saturday April 7, 2018.
o The Purple Tea starts at 1:00 p.m., admission by donation. Delicious treats will be served with your tea.
o The Silent Auction commences with advance bidding during the week leading up to the tea. Bidding ends at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 7th, 2018.
o We are expecting a large and enthusiastic turnout for the Purple Tea and the Silent Auction. Come early to check out the auction items and to get your tea ticket.
o If you would like to donate a Silent Auction item, please contact Hospice Huntsville
705-789-6878 ext. 236 or email hospiceH@vianet.ca and someone will be happy to help you.
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2. Hike for Hospice Purple Boots: During the month of April 2018, look for the Purple Boots at your local businesses around Huntsville and the surrounding communities.
o Please donate when you see a purple boot!
o If your business would like to host a boot, please contact Hospice Huntsville at 705-789-6878 ext. 236 or email hospiceH@vianet.ca and someone will be happy to supply you with a fabulous, shiny Purple Boot!

3. Hike for Hospice: The final Hike for Hospice fundraising event is the Hike itself which takes place at River Mill Park (10 King Street in downtown Huntsville) on Sunday May 6th 2018. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. and hikers leave River Mill Park at 1:15 p.m.
o The Hike is a family fundraising event which creates awareness about the need for compassionate end of life care and celebrates the donations made to support this need. Families and friends gather to hike, and enjoy event activities and goodies provided by local businesses. A very special Celebration of Life provides an opportunity to remember those who have needed the services of Hospice Huntsville in the past.


Fundraising for the Hike

There are two ways to fundraise for the hike:
• Fundraise using our Online Fundraising system which simplifies and streamlines the donation process. If you are familiar with our online donation system you will be able to click on the Hike for Hospice Online Registration/Donation System link effective January 1, 2018. You will be taken directly to the Hike for Hospice Huntsville CanadaHelps Donation Landing page.
o If you would like to learn more about our online donation system, please contact Hospice Huntsville 705-789-6878 ext 236 or hospiceH@vianet.ca and someone will be happy to help you set up your fundraising page and show you how to share it.

• Fundraise using a Paper Pledge Form. These forms will be available for pick up starting January 1, 2018 at Algonquin Grace/Hospice Huntsville, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville. Or you can simply download the form online. Click here to download Hike for Hospice Pledge Form

If you have any questions or need more information about any of our fundraising activities, please contact Hospice Huntsville 705-789-6878 ext 236 or email hospiceH@vianet.ca and someone will be happy to help you.

Fundraising results from the Hike for Hospice Huntsville Fundraising Campaign will be posted on the Hospice Huntsville website at the end of May 2018.

Fundraising Ideas and Opportunities

Fundraising Tips
Do you find fundraising or asking your friends and family to donate difficult?
A great tip sheet has been created for you.  Click here to download fundraising tips

Corporate Matching
Inquire at your workplace to see if Corporate Matching is offered and you may be able to increase your fundraising total.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
We have excellent opportunities for businesses to support Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice. If you are interested in receiving a Sponsorship Package or becoming a 2018 Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice sponsor please contact Hospice Huntsville 705-789-6878 ext 236 or email hospiceH@vianet.ca


Volunteers

Volunteers make our fundraising activities run smoothly so our events are fun and enjoyable for all participants. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for any of our fundraising activities, please contact Hospice Huntsville at 705-789-6878 ext. 236 or email hospiceH@vianet.ca.

 


Sponsorship

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2017 Hike for Hospice & Swim for Hospice possible.  Our sponsors proudly demonstrate their commitment to our local communities and to end of life care!

We have many excellent opportunities for your business to support the Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice

If you are interested in receiving a Sponsorship Package or becoming a 2018 Hike for Hospice Huntsville/Swim for Hospice sponsor please contact Hospice Huntsville at (705) 789-6878 ext. 236 or email: hospiceH@vianet.ca

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