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COVID-19 Updates from Bethell Hospice Foundation

The Foundation continues to reinvent our fundraising plans for 2020 in light of the realities of COVID-19. Some events have been cancelled for 2020, and others postponed until later in the year, assuming that COVID-19 restrictions by the new dates will allow the events to proceed.

Rescheduled 2020 Events

With heavy hearts, we have come to the disappointing decision that our in-person Hike for Bethell Hospice on September 13 must be cancelled, due to continuing COVID-19 event restrictions. We are excited, however, to be able to offer a Virtual Hike experience to continue the event tradition, and raise vital funds to ensure the ongoing operation of Bethell Hospice.

As a Virtual Hiker, you may choose any activity you wish to replace our hike on the Caledon Trailway. Ride your bike, take an online fitness class, walk your dog – it’s up to you! Whatever you choose, your support of Bethell Hospice in these difficult times means so much. To everyone who has already signed up as a Virtual Hiker, thank you. If you have not already registered, there is still time to participate and gather pledges of support for this wonderful organization that we all love so dearly. The Hike for Bethell Hospice website at bhf.akaraisin.com/ui/hikeforBH2020 will remain open until September 30.

The Diamond in the Hills organizers have rescheduled this year’s fashion show to November 22 at The Arlington Estate in Kleinburg. Tickets for this event are sold out, but to add your name to a wait list, please email Judy Petursson at judypetursson@sympatico.ca.

Events Cancelled for 2020

With regret, this year’s Golf 4 Bethell Hospice event at Hockley Valley Resort has been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming you back to Golf 4 Bethell Hospice in 2021.

Our friends at Glen Eagle Golf Course have advised us that they will be unable to operate the Glen Eagle Charity Classic Golf Tournament for Bethell Hospice in 2020. We look forward to a wonderful tournament in 2021.

The Foundation had planned to have a major Gala Celebration at the Pearson Convention Centre on September 19, 2020 in honour of the tenth anniversary year of Bethell Hospice. Regrettably, this event will be cancelled for 2020, and rescheduled to September 18, 2021.

We will continue to share updates with you as plans evolve. Thank you all for your continued support in this unprecedented time. As you know, fundraising events represent a significant portion of the revenue needed each year to fund the operations of Bethell Hospice, and allow all the programs and services to be available at no cost to residents and their families. Your support will help to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on hospice operations