Thank you to everyone for supporting our 2017 Hike for Hospice! Despite the soggy park, road closures and cloudy sky, we had many familiar faces and some first-timers join in the celebration. We announced $65,396 raised by everyone all together, by hospice partners Hospice Toronto and Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care. We exceeded funds raised last year by a few thousand dollars!
Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre, raised over $45,000 this year, and some late donations are still straggling in. Once again, we had an amazing turnout of Emily’s House families! Great to see so many of our clinical, therapy, community, and frontline staff out for the morning. It was such a great reunion with everyone socializing, catching up, and lots of big hugs!
Thank you to Sponsors: Mount Pleasant Group / Toronto Necropolis; Swish Clean; and Ports Toronto. And Prize Donors / supporters: Artik promotions, Albert Pimbletts' Toronto Downtown Bed and Breakfast, Chef of India, Dairy Queen, Danny Marks Band, The Epicure Shop, Pet Value, Starbucks, Steve's Music Store and Toronto Community Acupuncture. Thank you to our national sponsors, engaged through the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association: Amgen, Bayshore Health Care and GSK.
Photos: Special thanks to our talented volunteer photographer, Andrea Chan. As well as photo contributors: CEO, Rauni Salminen and volunteer, Michael Potter. Also thanks to the Hospice Toronto Photographers: Mauricio Alas, helped out by volunteer Kerem Kotkas and Belinda Marchese.