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Hospice Colour Walk registration now open

The month-long Hospice Colour Walk starts in May, participants and teams can start to sign up now.

“The Colour Walk is a really exciting community event,” Donna Flood, the Executive Director of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, told My PG Now.

The goal is to walk 100 kilometres in May, either as an individual or as a team, ending in the Colour Walk event at the end of the month in the CN Centre parking lot.

2023 Colour Walk for the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

“It is about getting out there and walking in the community,” Flood said, adding the event is about building community, sharing stories, and raising money for the Society’s Home Hospice program.

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“Most of the month is really social media heavy. People on Facebook are engaging and supporting each other,” she said. “We encourage people to share legacy stories about people who have passed.”

Flood said last 1500-2000 people took part in the end of month event last year, which is the target goal for this year’s walk as well.

2023 Colour Walk for the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

“We don’t charge people for the services that we do. We rely on the community and their support for the work that we do,” Flood said, explaining the Hospice House itself gets partial funding from Northern Health, but all other programs – including home hospice – are entirely community-funded.

“We really depend on the community so we can continue to support them when they need us,” Flood said.

The Home Hospice program has been running for a little over a year now, Flood is very happy with its early implementation.

“It allows people to die at home and not be hospitalized,” Flood said. “The feedback we are getting is remarkable. The support from our physician community to people in the program, it really is a game changer for people.”

You can learn more about the Colour Walk or sign up here.

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