July 16, 2020
The Hospice of Windsor is excited to announce the results of the annual Hospice LifeWalk, which raised over $10,500! This year, due to social distancing requirements, the event was held “virtually” for the first time. In the past, the annual event culminated in an in-person walk celebrating participants and paying tribute to those they were honouring. This year, instead of taking part in-person, participants were asked to “choose a challenge” or goal to complete during the month of June, and share their personal challenge with friends and family. Challenges ranged from holding 10-minute planks, to walking over 75 KM during the month, to making the trek from Kingsville to Leamington and back!
“Our community is one that never ceases to amaze me,” said Colleen Reaume, Executive Director for the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. “Our LifeWalk is an annual event that recognizes and honours those we love. At a time when COVID has been keeping us physically apart, our community came together virtually to continue our LifeWalk celebrations. We are so grateful for all the support shown for our Hospice and for the patients and families we care for.”
The Hospice worked alongside Erie Shores Health Foundation in coordinating a virtual event for each location. Thanks to the support of our community, more than $45,000 was rasied to support the unfunded costs of both Hospice Residential Homes.