Widowed Friends recently participated in Carpenter Hospice’s 9th annual Hike for the Hospice.
Carpenter Hospice offers both residential-based care to people in the last stages of their lives, and community-based programs for people dealing with grief or a life-limiting illness. It lets residents spend their final days together with loved ones in an environment that is peaceful, comfortable and meaningful.
Walking just 4.7 kilometres through neighbourhoods around the hospice, the Widowed Friends team raised over $1000 for the organization. The weather co-operated nicely and the crowd of over 400 made their way around the course easily, stopping mid-way to add the name of a loved one to the remembrance wall. Arriving back at Mountainside Recreation Centre, everyone was treated to lunch provided by a great team of volunteers.
Thanks to all the participants for coming out on a Saturday morning to support a great cause.