Registration is open for Hike for Hospice May 7, 2023

Registration is open for Hike for Hospice at Fisherman’s Wharf Park Sunday, May 7, 2023.

The annual Victoria Hospice event brings families and friends together to honour loved ones who have died and raises critical funds for compassionate end-of-life care.

Kim and Brodie Johnson’s close-knit group of friends will be there.

They surrounded Kim and Brodie with care when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. And they were right there to support Kim and her children after Brodie died at Victoria Hospice two years later.

“When Brodie was admitted to Hospice, we knew he was going to be cared for by the best,” family friend Brian Mitchell said. “The love and respect I have for Hospice is not just what they do for those dying, it is what they do for those staying behind. They support family and friends, they let them know it’s okay. They are there for them too.”

Now they’re honouring Brodie’s memory and raising funds for compassionate care at Victoria Hospice by teaming up for Hike for Hospice.

Join Kim, Brian, and hundreds more for a 3.5 km scenic walk starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf Park to support patients and families in the Victoria Hospice circle of care.

The event promises friendly competition for recognition and awards for the top team and individual fundraisers and for the Workplace and Service Club Challenge. Four-legged walkers can compete for the coveted Pawsitive Spirit and the Best-dressed Dog Awards.

Although the Dallas Road route is accessible for people comfortable walking 3.5 km among groups of people, some participants may choose to Hike on Your Site, for any distance, whether at a park, condo building, retirement residence, or anywhere that suits you!

Learn more and register for Hike for Hospice.

You can also support Victoria Hospice with your purchase of a Hike for Hospice 50/50 raffle ticket.

Sales are open until Saturday, May 6 at 4 pm and the draw is at 5 pm. The winner will be announced on the raffle website and at the Hike for Hospice event on Sunday. Buy single tickets for $10, a three-pack for $25, 10 for $50 or 50 for $200. The anticipated jackpot is $15,000 – the raffle winner takes half.