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Blue boots are popping up around the Tri-Cities. Here's why

Crossroads Hospice Society, which has a palliative care centre in Port Moody, has two big fundraisers happening this spring.

A pair of blue hiking boots is popping up around the Tri-Cities to promote the Crossroads Hospice Society's annual Hike for Hospice.

This year’s charitable event takes place on Sunday, May 5, in Port Moody with the aim to raise $50,000 for hospice care for people with terminal illness, as well as grief support for their loved ones.

Operated in partnership with Fraser Health, Crossroads’ 10-bed hospice centre is located at 101 Noons Creek Dr.

The five-kilometre walk launches at 10 a.m. from Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.) following warm-up exercises and speeches at 9:30 a.m.

Afterwards, participants can listen to the live music, and tuck into ice cream or a barbecue lunch for a donation. Dogs are welcome to join the walk.

"It's one of our signature events," executive director Jackie Gorton told the Tri-City News

"We want people to support the impactful work that Crossroads does because without the support from the community, we can't continue to do the work we do."

To register for Hike for Hospice, visit Crossroads' website.

Presented by Phoenix Truck and Crane, Hike for Hospice 2024 comes as the Crossroads Hospice Society marks four milestones this year:

  • 20th anniversary of the Crossroads Thrift Store
  • 21st anniversary of the Crossroads Hospice
  • 25th anniversary of the Crossroads Coffeehouse music series
  • 36th anniversary of the Crossroads Hospice Society

Meanwhile, the society also opened its spring 50/50 raffle. Tickets are 1 for $5, five for $20 and 30 for $60.

The winner will be named on July 2. There are 7,200 tickets available for sale.