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Hike For Hospice In Nine Local Towns

Grey Bruce | by Claire McCormack  

Event goes Sunday all across Grey Bruce.

The Grey Bruce Hike For Hospice is set to take place this weekend.

A number of walks will be held in nine locations Sunday throughout the area to raise money for end-of-life care.

Owen Sound, Meaford, The Town of the Blue Mountains, Markdale, Durham, Hanover, Mildmay, Brockton and Saugeen Shores are all holding walks.

All hikes have a starting check-in at 1 p.m.

Money raised will go to the daily operation of Chapman House in Owen Sound which provides end-of-life care.

Rachel Taylor, Fund Development Manager for the hospice, says the government pays wages for staff, but almost everything else is supported by the community, "The medical equipment that's needed, the food that our residents partake in every day, keeping the lights on and the heat on."

Chapman House serves people from all over Grey Bruce.

In 2018, the Hike For Hospice raised just over $170,000. This year they hope to raise $200,000.

It costs about $600 a day to operate a hospice bed. Chapman House has 8 beds in operation.

The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce is looking to expand, by putting a satellite hospice somewhere in Bruce County.

You can find out where hikes are taking place and register HERE

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