North Okanagan Hospice Society fundraiser at Vernon's Polson Park June 5

Take a hike for hospice

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Hike for Hospice has returned to Vernon's Polson Park.

Walkers and runners of all ages - and their four-legged friends - are encouraged to take part to raise awareness and donate funds for North Okanagan Hospice Society programs.

In-person registration begins at 9:15 a.m. June 5 at the Polson Park Pavilion.

The event will also feature entertainment, food trucks, warm up exercises and a short ceremony.

Participants can then complete the scenic two-km route twice if they are able to and complete the four-km hike.

Funds raised from the hike support operations and programs at the Vernon Hospice H ouse where those at the end of life and their loved ones are cared for in a 12-bed home.

NOHS also offers respite care as grief and bereavement counselling and programs.

NOHS relies heavily on the generosity of North Okanagan businesses and residents for funding.

The Hike for Hospice is co-ordinated 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.

Team and individual registration can be done in person, through the NOHS website, or on the day of the event at Polson Park.

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