In 2018, heavy rains couldn’t dampen the spirits of the participants of the annual Hike For Hospice. This year’s event is set for Sept. 22. / File Photo

Mission’s Hike For Hospice set for Sunday

On Sept. 22 everyone is encouraged to remember loved ones and raise funds for the hospice society

Get your running shoes on. The Mission Hospice Society is hosting the annual Hike For Hospice fundraising event on Sept. 22 at Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St.).

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the hike starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $12 per person, or a family is $30. If you have pledges valued at more than $200, then registration is free.

Hikers will walk a five kilometre trail through the park to support one another and acknowledge the loss of loved ones.

This event is designed to remind people that they are not alone in their grief, and encourages connection.

Participants can form teams in honour of a loved one. Organizers hope that the public will join in the hike and collecting pledges to support the Mission Hospice Society.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go directly towards supporting local grief and bereavement support programs as well as work with the Christine Morrison Hospice.

There will be some great prizes for those who collect the highest pledges.

For more information, please visit missionhospice.bc.ca.

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