Please support our Great 2020 Hospice Activity Challenge!
“You matter because you are you,
And you matter to the last moment of your life.
We will do all we can, not only to help
you die peacefully, but also to live until you die”.
-Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Hospice Movement
Hospice has a very special place in my heart and I am privileged to be part of a team that lives by this philosophy every day. Through the services that we provide at Margaret Bahen Hospice and Doane House Hospice, our team of exceptional volunteers and staff strives to provide dignity, comfort and compassionate support to individuals in our community who have been recently diagnosed with a life limiting illness through to the end of life, and grief and bereavement support to their families.
Hospices could not survive without the support of volunteers and donors. While the Province of Ontario, through the Local Health Integration Network, covers the cost of nursing and personal support services at our residential hospice, all of the costs for administration, building operations, repairs, food, and psychosocial services must be covered by donations. Together, Doane House Hospice and Margaret Bahen Hospice need to raise over $850,000 in charitable donations on an annual basis.
Because of COVID-19, we were forced to cancel our Annual Hike for Hospice and are now asking our community to support us in our Great 2020 Hospice Activity Challenge for the month of August. My family, including myself, my husband Stuart, my children Tristan, Camryn and Logan, and dog, Tucker, are committing to collectively walk, bike and skateboard a total of 600 kms during the month of August, to raise funds for our hospices. I would like to ask each of you to join a team and challenge yourself to an activity for the month of August to help us to raise funds for hospice, or to support us through a donation to reach our goal of $80,000. Your commitment to care for Doane House Hospice and Margaret Bahen Hospice will make certain we can continue to provide exceptional care to our community.
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