More than 60 people came out on Sunday morning to participate in the annual Hike For Hospice.

Hike For Hospice helps fund needed programs

Annual fundraiser attracted more than 60 people to Mission's Fraser River Heritage Park.

More than 60 people came out in the wind and rain to support the Mission Hospice Society.

The annual Hike For Hospice event took place on Sunday morning at Fraser River Heritage Park and both businesses and individuals donned coats and braved the wet weather to donate money and enjoy a brisk walk through the park.

The annual Hike For Hospice supports palliative and bereavement programs for the Mission Hospice Society.

“The turnout was pretty good today considering the weather conditions,” said executive director Angel Elias.

“We had probably about six corporate teams and all together we had about 60 people come out.”

Organizers are still tabulating a total of funds raised.

There was a fun atmosphere at the walk and some participants even attended dressed in costumes.

Prizes were awarded for the best team that participated and for the person who raised the most amount in pledges.

Elias said the event is extremely important for the societies programs.

“Without this event, we wouldn’t be able to offer the services we do.”

In the past few year’s the annual hike has generated “tens of thousands” of dollars for hospice.