The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society has had the Colour Walk event running since May 1st virtually, and it’s going until May 31st, with an in person event being held on the 29th.
Participants are being challenged to walk 100 kilometres in one month, and the money raised is going towards an outdoor recreation shed for Hospice.
“There’s a lot of people that don’t feel comfortable just coming into a group and talking about their grief. So this is a place where you can create things, build things, fix things, maybe work on a car, maybe work on a project, and just kind of be able to be surrounded by people and grieve in that way,” said Sandra Klimm with Hospice.
She noted that over 200 people are currently participating in the Colour Walk, adding that it’s totally possible for people to join now.
“Actually one gentleman is walking 1000 kilometres, there’s a couple people who are splitting kilometres, they’re doing 500 amongst the team.”
Klimm added that they’ll be getting together at the CN Centre on May 29th to walk to last few kilometres together, and celebrate their success of walking.
The Colour Walk has the goal of raising $50,000, but Klimm said they’ve only raised a little over $15,000.
But she noted that many organizations are in need at the moment.
“We’re all in Prince George, there’s so many things going on right now, everybody needs support, and we’re just one of many. So we’re asking anyone who can support us to please come out and do that.”