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Second annual Hospice Colour Walk goes ahead with a twist #togetherapart

Last year marked the first annual Hospice Colour Walk. The family-friendly event was hosted on UNBC campus and gave people the opportunity to share and celebrate memories of loved ones who have died.

Over 300 supported the fundraiser. Event participants walked a designated route as coloured powder was thrown from various sponsor stations to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost.

Donna Flood, Executive Director of the Prince George Hospice Society was very delighted of the event’s inaugural success.

“Last year, the community showed its support for Hospice and we couldn’t have been more grateful,” Flood said. “The second annual Hospice Colour Walk was originally scheduled for May 24, however, due to imposed COVID-19 restrictions, we have gotten creative with this year’s fundraiser to avoid a complete cancellation, especially after our Antique Fair and High Tea fundraisers were cancelled, along side the closure of our retail store.

“Not wanting to lose the importance and meaning of the Hospice Colour Walk, we have decided to go ahead with a modified, safe, physical-distancing-friendly Hospice Colour Walk.

The second annual Hospice Colour Walk will now take place from the safety of Prince George residents’ home neighbourhood and/or favourite walking destinations. The Hospice Colour Walk will no longer be concentrating on walking just one day; instead, it will be stretching over the entire month of May.

We are encouraging people to walk 100 kilometres during the month of May. In the process, participants are encouraged to try and raise pledges in support of the Prince George Hospice Society.

The 100-kilometre distance can be reached by walking in your own home, backyard, neighbourhood or favourite walking trails. The distance can be shared between a family or couple. For example, a family of four people can each commit to walking a distance of 25 kilometres each.

  • 100k over 30 days
  • 3.3 km/10
  • 10,000 steps in13 days
  • <1k per day for a family of 4

With the 100km commitment, Hospice is also encouraging people to share their stories on why and who they are walking for. People can chose to walk while wearing a certain colour in memory of a loved one.

Donations are desperately needed for the Prince George Hospice Society right now, especially after the loss of important fundraising dollars from the cancellation of other major events.

Flood also summarized the importance of the fundraising event from a perspective of uniting the community during uncertain times: “Participants will also have an opportunity to share their colours of choice – along with their stories – on the PG Hospice Colour Walk Facebook Page. We are hoping the Prince George community will find comfort, courage and inspiration throughout the month of May by participating in the second annual Hospice Colour Walk and completing the 100km distance.”

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