On May 3rd, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the 2015 Stedman Community Hospice’s Hike for Hospice. It was an eye-opening, well run, fun event that consisted of a 1 mile hike around the block where the hospice is and lots of mingling, food and kiddie train rides!
There were a ton of people there, and it was astonishing to see how many people are
affected by the generosity of the general public and their fundraising for this hospice. On each t-shirt given out, there was a blue and white butterfly across the front. At first glance, the blue looks like simple lines (especially if you’re far sighted like me), but as you look closer, you see that the lines are writing, but not just any writing. They’re all names of people who have passed away in the hospice in the 2014 alone. Multiply all those names by the average number of family members affected in their passings, you would have over 1000. Thanks to the annual Hike for Hospice, and the donations of the public, these families are only encouraged to give what they can.
It was an amazing experience, and I plan on attending next year as well!!