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Annual Hike for Hospice Cancelled for 2016
New event to be determined for 2017
The North Okanagan Hospice Society’s (NOHS) annual Hike for Hospice event, previously scheduled for the first Sunday in May, has been cancelled due to a conflict with another local fundraising event taking place the same day.
“We have appreciated the tremendous support and participation from citizens around the region in our previous Hikes for Hospice over the past 10 years,” says Ruth Edwards, Executive Director, NOHS. “The North Okanagan Hospice Society has been fortunate to have had such great community involvement and we thank everyone who has been a part of this wonderful event.”
The Hike for Hospice is coordinated in part by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the national association that provides leadership in hospice palliative and end-of-life care in Canada. Locally, the hike is organized by NOHS and its many volunteers where all of the funds raised from the Hike supports operations and programs at Hospice House which cares for those at end of life and their loved ones.
“We felt it was time to put some new ideas together to help raise funds for NOHS and we hope supporters will return in 2017 once we roll out a new celebration that won’t conflict with other local charities and their fundraising efforts,” states Edwards.
Other upcoming events for NOHS include Bookland’s “Day of Sales Fundraiser” at the Sunshine Festival in Downtown Vernon on June 18, 2016; Butcher Boys Food Store’s “9th
Annual Chris Huculak Memorial Hospice BBQ fundraiser” on July 16, 2016; and Dancing with the Vernon Stars on September 30, 2016.
Please watch our website at www.nohs.ca for details as they become available.###>
North Okanagan Hospice Society exists so there will be quality end-of-life care for all in the North Okanagan community at a cost that demonstrates good stewardship. The Society was incorporated in 1984 as a charitable organization with the purpose of supporting those with a palliative diagnosis, their loved ones and the bereaved. Initially formed as a small volunteer organization with a visiting program, the Society is currently recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of comprehensive hospice palliative care services in British Columbia.
For more information contact:
Leslie Harvey, Financial Officer
North Okanagan Hospice Society
Tel: 250-503-1800 (ext. 103) / Email: [email protected]