May 7, 2017
Nearly 600 participants gathered in Inglewood on Sunday, May 7 at the annual Hike for Bethell Hospice. This year’s event raised an unprecedented $163,000 for Bethell Hospice Foundation, shattering the event’s goal by $33,000.
The event featured an accessible, five kilometre hike along the Caledon Trailway, a memory board full of remembrances, a delicious barbecue lunch prepared by the Caledon Lions Club, a silent auction supported by countless local businesses, and a tremendous feeling of positive good will.
Bethell Hospice Foundation co-chair, Tim Powell, thanked the large crowd for their generous support. “Each of you here today is aware how vital the services of Bethell Hospice are to our community. As the words on the back of our hike t-shirts remind us, Bethell Hospice is a place of Caring, Compassion, Love, Empathy, Respect, Comfort, Serenity, and Peace. Many of you have experienced those feelings first hand, and each of you have cared enough to come forward today, to ensure that Bethell Hospice services will be here for the next families in need. Thank you all so much for your belief in the importance of Bethell Hospice in our community.”
Hike for Bethell Hospice was proudly presented by Meadowvale Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Centres and The Simple Alternative Funeral Centres – Mississauga. The hike was also generously supported by:
Platinum Level Community Partners Brampton Brick, Cart-All Express Inc., Cavalier Transportation Services, and Scotiabank.
Gold Sponsors – Graham Munro Charitable Foundation, and Scott Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel.
Silver Sponsors – Benson Steel Limited, James Dick Aggregates, Rotary Club of Brampton, Thomas Carberry Insurance Ltd., Trailcon Leasing, Rotary Club of Bolton, and Ward Funeral Home, Brampton & Woodbridge Chapels
Bronze Sponsors – Balzan Truck Centre Inc., BDO Financial Services, Dods & McNair Funeral Home Chapel & Reception Centre, J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, and TD Canada Trust, Broadway Orangeville Branch
Route Sponsors – Andrews Community Funeral Centre, Bramalea Chapel, and Inlay Creations Inc.
Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor
and our Platinum Community Partners