Barriere Hospice Walk-a-Thon well supported

A successful Barriere Hospice Walk, thanks to the generosity and support of the community.

Some of the enthusiastic people (and dogs) who took part in the Barriere Hospice Society Walk-a-Thon on May 28.

Some of the enthusiastic people (and dogs) who took part in the Barriere Hospice Society Walk-a-Thon on May 28.

Twenty people and three dogs gathered at the Station House Restaurant on May 28 for the start of the  annual Barriere Hospice Society Walk-a-Thon fundraiser.

This year’s event organizer, Marnie Pfeifer, said, “We had such a nice group of people, it was fun to be  with them.  Lucky for us, the rain held off, so it was a beautiful evening walk.”  She also mentioned some of this year’s walkers had come from as far away as Rosedale and Vancouver, making a great addition to the group.

Refreshments of oranges, water, and homemade cookies were also on hand for the walkers to fuel their energy for walking .

Jane Millburn, president of Barriere Hospice, said she thanks everybody who supported the Walk, noting this will be the only fundraiser they will hold this year, and that all donations will stay with the local Society to help cover annual expenses.

An added bonus, which the Society much appreciatted, was the on-air promotional coverage from Barriere’s new radio station ‘The Bear’.

 

Once again a successful Barriere Hospice Walk,  thanks to the generosity and support of the community.