06 Jun Hike for Hospice 2021
Support end-of-life care in our Coastal communities through a gift to our 2021 Hike for Hospice. We need your help, more than ever before in our organization’s 33-year history.
The pandemic hit the Sunshine Coast Hospice community especially hard. Each Hospice client faced increased hardship. From the isolated at-home caregiver, to the person facing a life-limiting, terminal illness. As did families, grieving the loss of their loved one.
You can help us to meet the demand for our services and emerge resiliently out of COVID-19. Please support compassionate care in our community today through a gift to our Hike for Hospice. You can read more about the impact of your gift, and how it will support our community below.
The Hike for Hospice event will take place with everyone doing a physically distanced hike, walk, run or wheel on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Advantage Dental | B & K Soils & Landscape Supply | Canadian Tire | Coast Wide Spray Foam | Crystal Creek Homes | Dr. Frank Berger MidCoast Dental Clinic | Dr. Lorne Berman Sechelt Dental Centre |Giampa Homes Ltd. | Gibsons Building Supplies | Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Ltd. | James & McIntyre CPA | Matthew Kliewer Painting |Paul’s Paintin’ Place | Peter Kalita RBC Dominion Securities | Royal Bank Sunshine Coast | Stacey Buchhorn Real Estate | Strait Coffee | Sunshine Coast GM | Sunshine Coast Nursery | Straight Land Surveying | The Co-operators Sunshine Coast Insurance Services Inc. | Tim Howard Law |
Brenda Sopel RE/MAX Oceanview Realty | Coast Builders RONA | Cowrie Street Dental | Dr. Evangelos Papoutsis Gibsons Dental Centre | Holywell Properties | Ross Concrete Ltd. | Shoreline Technical | Sunco Building Supplies | The Gumboot Cafe | The Gumboot Restaurant
Get more involved with our 2021 Hike for Hospice!
In addition to your charitable gift, you can be involved in our Hike for Hospice in other ways, such as:
Hike and Raise Funds
Gather your friends, family or colleagues to run/walk/hike/wheel on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Together, you can raise funds and awareness for Hospice services leading up to the event day.
Start by creating a personal page. Then you can join an existing team, or create your own team page. Share your personal or team page online through e-mail and social media. Ask us about business cards to hand out in-person so you can share your team’s fundraising efforts!
Become a Hike Sponsor
Become a bronze ($250), silver ($500), gold ($1,000), platinum ($2,000) or title ($5,000) sponsor and have your company advertised in our event marketing.
In 2021, your sponsorship will include:
- reaching 5,000 people on Facebook through boosted Facebook posts
- 60 posters distributed throughout the Coast
- 4 sponsorship recognition ads in the Coast Reporter, reaching 30,000 readers
- 3 emails to 1,200+ e-mail contacts, with a 55.6% open rate
- Sponsor recognition on our website and Canada Helps pages
- Event day signage, if the in-person event can take place
Bronze sponsors and silver sponsors will receive text recognition, and gold and platinum sponsors receive logo recognition.
Sponsorship commitments are due by June 30 in order to enjoy the full benefits of sponsor recognition. Sponsorships are not eligible for charitable tax receipts.
Learn more about the impact of your gift
Here are just some of the ways that your financial support of Hike for Hospice will make a positive difference in our Coastal communities. You can also read more in our 2019-2020 Annual Report. (Print copies are available at Hospice House!)
Palliative and Caregiver Support Services
Sunshine Coast Hospice is part of the “Care Team” and works in partnership with the health care community to support a palliative client’s care at home, hospital or care facility. We provide trained volunteers and staff to be active listeners and supporters of the emotional, social and mental health needs of palliative clients and their loved ones. We offer respite to the caregiver when they need a bit of time off for self-care, which is so essential, because caring for a terminally ill loved one can be physically and emotionally draining. Hospice’s caring community supports people in all stages of their end-of-life journey.
Hospice Suites & Gardens at Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Home
Hospice has an agreement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to care for the decoration, comfort and upgrades of two hospice rooms and a family room, and to maintain the beautiful, tranquil perennial garden at Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Home. Our Hospice rooms provide patients and their families with a place to live at the end-of-life when care at home becomes too challenging or is no longer possible. The care of patients in Hospice suites is provided by a VCH care team and focuses on managing the symptoms of a person’s final days with dignity by relieving symptoms, pain and stress. Our volunteers also provide companionship or sit vigil with patients as they are dying in Hospice care, and support the families, so they are not alone.
Grief grows softer over time. Hospice provides a supportive and healing community that equips grieving individuals with helpful tools to utilize on their journey with grief. Our staff and volunteers provide one-to-one emotional support, private group support, and community events which acknowledge our loved ones who have died and help grieving individuals to feel less alone.
Complicated Grief Counselling Fund
Some of our clients experience more intense and persistent grief that is beyond what our typical services can support, and in those cases we connect them with a local clinical counsellor, subsidizing the cost for low-income clients. Complicated grief may be attributed to such causes as PTSD, the family situation, or the cause of death. A counsellor will work with the grieving person to reach a greater sense of well-being, resilience and strength.
Pilot Palliative Day Program
Hospice has also been awarded a grant by the Government of Canada to provide a palliative day program. This pilot program will invite those with life-limiting illness and their caregivers to participate in wellbeing sessions, such as music and art therapy, legacy projects, counselling, and education sessions. The aim is to provide a community of belonging for palliative clients going through similar lived experiences.
Volunteers are the heart of hospice. One of the biggest responsibilities of Hospice is training and equipping our volunteers to provide services to our community. We provide a 30+ hour new volunteer orientation, offered once yearly, as well as monthly in-service training opportunities for volunteers.
Public Education about End-of-Life Care
For decades, Hospice has been hosting public education events – such as lectures, art events, book clubs, webinars, classes or film viewings – on subjects related to end-of-life care. During Covid-19, we pivoted more into video production and collaboration with local specialists to offer videos on a variety of practical topics that will help people on the Coast to navigate what to expect in their end-of-life journey. We also host a Kate Webb Library at Hospice House, with a collection of books on topics of death, dying, bereavement, grief, pregnancy loss, and other subjects.
Green Sleeve Advance Care Plan
Coast Hospice has teamed up with the shíshálh Nation Home Care, Sunshine Coast Divisions of Family Practice, and BC Emergency Health Services to build a project called “Green Sleeve” for the Coast. A Green Sleeve is a folder to store advance care plan (ACP) documents and emergency medical information that will be used by first responders, medical professionals, and your loved ones so they know your wishes for care, and can speak on your behalf if you cannot speak for yourself. This helps to avoid the scenario in which someone gets critically ill or injured and the family is faced with making decisions on their behalf, without really knowing what they want. Learn more at www.coasthospice.com/ACP.
Options for Corporate Sponsorship
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HOWE SOUND PULP & PAPER
DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME
TERRA FIRMA DIGITAL ARTS
COOPERATORS SUNSHINE COAST INSURANCE SERVICES
DR. FRANK BERGER
DR. LORNE BERMAN
SUNSHINE COAST NURSERY
SUNSHINE COAST GM
LEHIGH HANSON MATERIALS
HOME HEALTHCARE NETWORK
PAUL’S PAINTIN’ PLACE
Gibsons Building Supplies
Dr. Evangelo Papoutis
Mike Carson, Realtor
Wilson Creek Pharmacy