Hike for Hospice on course

The North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike for Hospice is drawing near

The North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike for Hospice is drawing near.

The event takes place at Polson Park May 3 and it starts with a $5 pancake breakfast provided by the Lions Club, registration at 9:15 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.

“It’s important to know that you don’t have to be on a team or join as a participant to attend the festivities. We really encourage the community to come down, celebrate and help us reach our fundraising goal,” said Ruth Edwards, executive director.

Everyone in the community is also challenged to come up with a team or to pledge as an individual.

Pledge forms can be printed on the www.nohs.ca website or pick one up at Nolan’s Pharmasave or VantageOne Credit Union at all three branches.

“We hope everyone will join us and take part in some good fun in the park,” said Edwards.

“We are really expanding this event to celebrate Hospice. Hospice has offered a wide range of palliative care services in our community for more than 30 years. We have a lot to be grateful for.”

If you would like to register a team or join a team, visit www.nohs.ca or you can also like the Facebook page for regular updates and progress leading up to the event.

Sponsors include Nolan’s Pharmasave, VantageOne Credit Union, Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services, Protocol Technologies, Wayside, Sproing Creative, Sun FM and The Morning Star.

Dogs are not allowed in Polson Park, so for those who are dog walkers, Pooch Partners has set up a team and walk specifically for them. For more information, refer to the website for more details.