End-of-life care should not be an uphill battle for anyone. To draw attention to that sentiment, the 7th annual Hike for Hospice is a symbolic family event this Sunday where participants make a trek up Olinger Mount Lindo in Morrison, CO. This 5-mile round-trip benefits Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice, two local non-profit programs that have provided care to thousands in the Denver-metro area for more than 25 years.
“It’s very special to see our hospice families and community members come back to Hike for Hospice year after year to hike in memory of their loved ones,” says Paige Leonard, public relations manager for Centura Health at Home. “The event is very healing for those who have lost a loved one and the views from the summit are incredible.”
Hikers have the option of a releasing a dove in honor or memory of a loved one as they look over downtown Denver and the foothills. All of the proceeds go toward supporting charity care and hospice services not reimbursed, including spiritual care, bereavement services, volunteer coordination and services for children through the Butterfly Program.
Even pets are welcome, provided they’re on leash, so bring the entire family.
“We hope to grow the hike this year to support the Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice programs,” Leonard says.
- Sunday, June 24, 2012
- Check in from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; hikers may begin after checking in
- Olinger Mount Lindo
- 5928 South Turkey Creek Road (off 285 South)
- Morrison, CO
All hikers can register online before June 22 for $30 or for $40 the day of the event. Hikers can participate individually or in teams and can hike in memory or honor of a loved one. For those unable to attend, sign up to be a “virtual hiker” and receive a Hike for Hospice t-shirt!
To register or for more information, visit HikeforHospice.org or call 303.561.5790
Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice are part of Centura Health at Home and the Centura Health system of care.