A charity that provides a critical service for Tri-City and New Westminster residents will again move one of its annual fundraisers online.
But Crossroads Hospice’s Hike for Hospice 2021 will also include a new component to help raise cash for the non-profit group’s operations.
Besides the virtual Hike, which is on now until June 5, the society is hosting a 50/50 draw that will also close on June 5; the draw will take place on June 7.
Organizers want to raise $5,000 from the draw as well as meet or beat last year’s total of $37,000 for the virtual Hike.
Jaimie Jeon, Crossroads’ development officer, told the Tri-City News that individuals and teams can register online; go on their 5-km hike (or do any other form of activity); and let Crossroads and the community know about their efforts and the cause, by using the social media hashtag #chshikingforhospice2021.
The Hike will culminate with an online celebration on June 5 at 10 a.m. via YouTube Live.
Presented by Phoenix Truck & Crane, the Hike supports end-of-life care for people with a terminal illness, and grief programs for their families and friends.
Crossroads, which has its 10-bed hospice is located in the Inlet Centre, in Port Moody, is governed by a board of directors and run by executive director Janice Boyle.
Last November, its signature fundraiser gala, Treasures of Christmas, also went virtual due to the physical distancing restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic.
• To participate in Hike for Hospice 2021, visit crossroadshospice.org. A link to the 50/50 draw is on the home page.