The 12th Annual Hike for Hospice is happening in Airdrie on Saturday, at East Lake Park, behind Genesis Place. This event is one of Airdrie and District Hospice Society's biggest fundraisers of the year.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 25th
  • Location: East Lake Park, near Genesis Place
  • Registration: Opens at 8:30 AM

The Hike for Hospice is more than just a walk, it's about having fun and making a difference. Funds raised from the event primarily support their Compassionate Care Fund, which helps cover costs not covered by other programs, such as medications, medical supplies, and transportation. This year, a portion of the proceeds will also support our children’s grief programs by purchasing journals and materials for this free service.

Programs Supported:

Compassionate Care Fund: This fund helps individuals and families with the financial burdens that come with end-of-life diagnoses, such as cancer or ALS. The fund covers costs that are not covered by other programs. Applicants need a signature from a doctor or an RN to access these funds.

Children’s Grief Program: Aimed at children aged 12 to 16, this program provides necessary materials like booklets and journals. It is supported through the Rainbows for All Children Canada.

Event Schedule:

  1. 8:30 AM: Registration opens
  2. Opening Remarks and Warm-Up: Led by Blossom Tai Chi
  3. Hike Options: 1 km and 5 km routes, suitable for all ages and abilities
  4. Post-Hike BBQ: A perfect way to relax and socialize

How to Participate:

  • Pre-Register: Via our social media platforms at Airdrie Hospice
  • Register In-Person: On the day of the event with cash or checks
  • Contact Us: Email for more information

Lise Blanchette, President and Administrator for the Airdrie and District Hospice Society encourages participants to share their experience.

"We encourage participants to share their photos using the hashtag #Hike2024 and we want to thank you in advance for any sport and we can't wait to hike with you this weekend."

For more information about our programs and how you can help, visit our website at

Who Are You Hiking For in 2024?

The organization has been a nonprofit, charitable organization for 14 years, offering free programs and services to citizens of Airdrie and surrounding communities said Blanchette.

"We provide free programs, all our services to citizens of not just Airdrie but the surrounding communities like Balzac by secular Carstairs. Crossfield, Ericana, Catherine Kremona and Madden."

Join their family-friendly event this weekend by bringing your loved ones, pets, and children, and spend some quality time together while supporting a great cause.

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