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 Hospice Huntsville stay in our community
Hike for Hospice has become a Signature Fundraising Event. Under the Hike for Hospice umbrella, there are three fundraising activities:

1. Purple Tea and Silent Auction: These fundraising activities will be held at the Huntsville Place Mall on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Come early to check out the auction items and purchase your tea ticket.

a) The Silent Auction will be set up in a vacant store close to the Winner’s store (same location as last year).
Advance Bidding
 Wednesday, April 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Thursday, April 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Friday, April 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Bidding Deadline is 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th.
• How to Donate an Item: If you would like to donate a Silent Auction item, please contact Sandra Rosewarne, Signature Events Coordinator, 705-789-6878 ext. 260 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or email srosewarne.hospiceH@vianet.ca. To allow time for the committee to prepare for the auction, the cut-off date for donating items is Monday, April 1, 2019. We welcome the donation of NEW Items only.

b) The Purple Tea will be held in the Bears Den Restaurant (new location) in the Huntsville Place Mall on Saturday, April 13, 2019
• Tickets can be purchased in advance at the “Purple Tea Table” in the Silent Auction store area. Only 120 tickets will be sold, so please purchase in advance.
• There is a minimum donation of $5 for the Purple Tea Ticket.
• Purple Tea Time: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Delicious treats will be served with your tea.

2. Purple Boot Campaign: During the month of April, look for the Purple Boots at your local businesses in the Huntsville area.
• Please donate when you see a purple boot!
• If your business would like one of the Purple Boots, please contact Sandra Rosewarne, Signature Events Coordinator, 705-789-6878 ext. 260 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or email srosewarne.hospiceH@vianet.ca.

3. Hike for Hospice: The final fundraising event is the Hike for Hospice itself. The Hike takes place at River Mill Park (10 King Street in downtown Huntsville) on Sunday, May 5th 2019. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. and hikers leave River Mill Park at 1:15 p.m.

a) Overview: This family fundraising event 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 a variety of fun activities. A special Celebration of Life gathering space provides an opportunity to remember loved ones.

b) How to Fundraise

There are two ways to fundraise:
• Online Fundraising System, which simplifies and streamlines the donation process. Please click here for the Hike for Hospice Fundraising link. You will be taken directly to the Hike for Hospice Huntsville CanadaHelps Donation Landing page.
• Paper Pledge Form, which will be available for pick up starting January 1, 2019, at Algonquin Grace – Hospice Huntsville, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville. Or you can simply download the form online. Click here to download pledge form

c) Fundraising Ideas and Opportunities

Fundraising Tips
Do you find it difficult to ask your friends and family to donate?
A great tip sheet has been created for you. Click on Hike for Hospice Fundraising Tips

Corporate Matching
Inquire at your workplace to see if Corporate Matching is offered to increase your fundraising total.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Rosewarne, Signature Events Coordinator, 705-789-6878 ext. 260 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or email srosewarne.hospiceH@vianet.ca.

Fundraising results from the Hike for Hospice Huntsville Fundraising Campaign will be posted on the Hospice Huntsville website at the end of May 2019.


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.

Special Events and Fundraising: Volunteer at our annual fundraising events (Purple Tea Party & Silent Auction April 13,2019, Hike for Hospice in May 5, 2019, Swim for Hospice: July 2019) or assisting at third party events. Please click here to download Signature Events Volunteer Form


2018 Hike for Hospice
Thank you incredible Hike for Hospice Huntsville supporters!
We applaud you all!
Over 200 participants gathered at River Mill Park, Huntsville on Sunday for the 8th Annual Hike for Hospice Huntsville


 Your incredible support has helped us surpass our goal of $55,000

All proceeds (100%) from Hike for Hospice stay in our community; ensuring that Hospice Huntsville’s vitally important services and programs continue to remain free of charge to those who need it most.

On behalf of all of our residents, clients, family members and caregivers that Hospice Huntsville has had the honour of serving,
we sincerely appreciate

Every dollar raised,
Every volunteer hour given,
Every “step” that has made a difference!

Thank you to our “extended family” of Hike participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers and the Hike for Hospice Committee who literally put their heart and “sole/soul” into this fantastic event!

The 8th Annual Hike for Hospice Huntsville was an incredible reflection of our community’s passion towards end-of-life care

Thank you

 

 

 


Sponsorship

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their commitment to the 2018 Hike for Hospice & Swim for Hospice.  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 2019 Hike for Hospice Huntsville/Swim for Hospice sponsor please contact Hospice Huntsville at (705) 789-6878 ext. 260 or email: hospiceH@vianet.ca

Visit our Sponsorship Page to support our 2019 Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice Sponsors


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