Q. What motivates you to participate in the Hike each year?
A. I have been a hospice volunteer since 2003, working with individuals who are in palliative and bereavement groups for kids, teens, and parents. My mother died in 2004 and I am so thankful for hospice services on a personal level. I am now working part time at Hospice Peterborough in bereavement and see the benefits of the services every day. Our community is building a new 10-bed care facility and the services are so necessary! The Hike is one way to support this great cause.
Q. Are you hiking along with any friends or family this year?
A. I have a bunch of friends and family that support me by donating or joining me on the hike every year. Our hike has become an inspirational day!
Q. Who are you hiking for this year?
A. I definitely hike for my mother, who died 12 years ago and for the care she received. I also hike for all the people in my community who need hospice services or may need it in the future. I want to be a part of better hospice and palliative care in my community.
Q. Do you have a favourite memory of a past Hike?
A. I love the family friendly atmosphere and seeing such a strong show of community support for an organization that is close to my heart. One of my favourite memories is when my friend came to the hike nine months pregnant and had the baby the next day.
To help Anne along her journey, please visit her Hike fundraising page.