COVID has made fundraising challenging for all non-profits, including the Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy while working within pandemic restrictions, the QDHPCA decided to try a Virtual Hike for Hospice this year.
The premise was simple. Sign up at www.QDHPCA.org, gather pledges from March 15 - May 2, 2021, and then Hike from May 3-9 in a safe, socially distanced manner that works for the participants. Teams received prizes for signing up and their name was put into a draw for a basket prize.
The response was overwhelming. Sixteen teams signed up and raised over $11,000 for Hospice Palliative care needs in Quesnel. The funds will go towards a new bariatric wheelchair for Dunrovin Lodge, a new TV and non-slip socks for Quesnel Hospice, and a new palliative mattress for GRB Hospital.
The top 4 fundraisers were
Team Never too Late (Carol Weremy)
Team Gonzalez (Melissa Gonzalez)
McKerlie Family (Dwayne McKerlie)
Judy's Hike for Hospice (Judy Monych)
The winner of the Basket Draw was Melissa Gonzalez.
If you would like to see who our teams were, please go to https://www.qdhpca.org/hike-for-hospice-thank-you.
The QDHPCA would also like to thank the Quesnel Businesses that donated items for our participants.
Clayton's Funeral Directors (Gold Corporate Sponsor)
South Quesnel Business Association
Red Tomato Pies
Katsura Soap Company
Heavy D's Restaurant
Green Tree Health & Wellness
Quesnel Family Optometric Center
Thank you to everyone that donated their time, money, and items to help us help others in their palliative care journey.
If you haven't received your team participation tote bag yet or offline donation receipt (if you donated by etransfer, cash, or cheque), please contact the QDHPCA Executive Director at Suzannah.Meir@northernhealth.ca or by phone at (250) 985-5816 or cell: (250) 991-1244