Hospice says take a hike

There’s a new event being added to Kitimat’s recreational calendar this year.

There’s a new event being added to Kitimat’s recreational calendar this year.

Sunday, May 1 will see the first annual Hike for Hospice, put on by the Kitimat Hospice Palliative Care Association.

Registration takes place in the Riverlodge parking lot at 9 a.m. with the hike starting at 10 a.m.

There will be a snack and social to follow and a door prize draw for participants.

All money raised by the event will remain in Kitimat to be used to enhance programs and services offered here.

Founded in 1992, the association is dedicated to supporting people dealing with advanced illness, death and bereavement.

Their trained and carefully screened volunteers provide practical, emotional and spiritual support in collaboration with family caregivers, health care providers and community support agencies.

“We attend clients in their homes, in the hospital and in community care facilities,” explained association president Frank da Silveira, adding, “all our services are provided at no cost to the client.”

To find out more about how you can support or take part in the hike, call the association at 250-632-2278 or drop by their City Centre mall office.