Sunday June 4th, 2017
Hike Start Time 10:00AM
On an otherwise gloomy day…the sun burst out of the sky as the pipes started to play and they were off on the 9th Annual Hike for Innisfree House and Lisaard House on Sunday June 4th. Strolling through the beautiful grounds of Doon Heritage Village dodging the puddles created by the earlier down pour that did not deter these hikers from participating in honour of a loved one. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have surpassed our $80,000 goal this year to reach in excess of $131,000”, claimed Margot Vanderlaan, Development Manager.
Among those introduced to the crowd, Catherine Fife, MPP Kitchener-Waterloo, Councillors, Brian Bourke and Yvonne Fernandes and Kim Robinson Executive Director of Innisfree House and Lisaard House.
The hike is the only fundraiser organized by the hospice. The rest of the facility's operating expenses - between $1.5 million and $2 million a year - come from corporate contributions, personal donations and memorial donations.
Only a portion of nursing care at the hospice is offset by government funding. Utility costs, medical equipment, furnishings, food and other expenses are all covered through community funding.
The Hike website will remain open until June 30th.
990 Speedsville Rd
2375 Homer Watson Blvd.