Mission's annual Hike For Hospice set for Sunday

Mission’s annual Hike For Hospice set for Sunday

The event is a five kilometre fun walk and team or individual participants are welcome. Register at 9 a.m. in Fraser River Heritage Park.

The Mission Hospice Society’s annual Hike For Hospice takes place on Sunday September 11 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

Registration takes place at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.

The event is a five kilometre fun walk and team or individual participants are welcome.

There will be prizes, food and plenty of fun.

All money raised goes to the Mission Hospice Society.

For more information visit missionhospice.bc.ca

In other Hospice news:

 

Mission Hospice Society to provide all comfort care  for Christine Morrison Hospice

The Christine Morrison Hospice (CMH) – a 10 bed hospice residence located on the third floor of the Mission Memorial Hospital – has been in operation since 2005.

Since that time, the Mission Hospice Society has supported CMH with volunteer services, with a focus on bereavement support for patients and their families.

Also, pursuant to an agreement with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF), the society has managed the provision of daily comfort measures at the CMH, using funds donated for that purpose.

While fruitful, the agreement between the society, FVHCF and CMH led to some confusion among donors in our community. It was not always clear to them which organization they should donate to and for what purpose or service.

According to a press release from the society:

“In 2016, the FVHCF determined that the agreement no longer fit within its mandate and ended its involvement in the provision of comfort measures at CMH. Effective July 1, 2016, the Mission Hospice Society assumed sole financial and managerial responsibility for providing comfort measures at CMH.  The comfort measures include but are not limited to the following:

· Food and snacks in the pantry

· Beverages

· General Maintenance

· Toiletries

· Laundry services

· Entertainment

· Welcome Bears and Journals

· Art Supplies

· Art Therapy

· Facilitation of end of life wishes

· Patio facility

· Seasonal and Indoor flowers

· Memorial Flowers”

Moving forward, essentially all non-medical services at CMH will be provided by the society and its volunteers.

“The Mission Hospice Society is very happy and proud to take on full responsibility for comfort measures at CMH,” said board president Chris Stenerson.

“Our volunteers will continue their great work in providing comfort and bereavement support to families at the CMH and we will now be able to fund those services directly as well. This new arrangement should also help clear up any confusion for donors wishing to support comfort measures at CMH.”

When making a donation to the Christine Morrison Hospice for comfort measures, please make your cheque payable to the Mission Hospice Society. One hundred per cent of donations will go towards CMH comforts.

No administration fee is taken.  You can also designate your donation specifically for a certain item or area in the CMH.

Please send all donations to 32180 Hillcrest Ave., Mission, BC, V2V 3B8.

Just Posted

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of June 20

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Woman’s 100-km birthday marathon from Chilliwack to Abbotsford will benefit Special Olympics B.C.

Kalyn Head hopes run raises awareness, advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs was found deceased on Thursday evening (June 17).
Body of missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs found

Hobbs was reported missing Monday after leaving his job site in Langley

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

(file)
Pedestrian hit by police vehicle in Langley

Injuries described as serious, requiring surgery

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Most Read