Earlier this summer we introduced My Mile for Hospice. We asked you to choose an activity and “go extra mile” in support of our organization and those we serve. We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response from our community. A total of 84 participants ages 6 to 70+ logged nearly 2,500 Miles, hundreds of community members made donations in support of our participants’ efforts to walk, run, bike, hike and swim for Hospice. While we couldn’t formally gather together, collectively this effort raised nearly $42,000 making this our most successful special event ever. More importantly, our community rallied around the importance of hospice care in the time of a health crisis. You recognized our frontline staff and their willingness to continue to serve your friends and family during one of life’s most difficult times. The support from My Mile for Hospice will ensure the compassionate care our patients and their families count on will continue to be available no matter what challenges lie ahead.
From everyone at Hospice, thank you for going the extra mile.
To view pictures of our participants completing their activities click here. We truly enjoyed seeing so many smiles as you supported Hospice!
Due to the unique situation we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley has made the difficult decision to temporarily depart from our signature Swim a Mile for Hospice event for the summer of 2020. At this time, support for our organization is more important than ever before and we needed to get creative to ensure our faithful participants and community members have an opportunity to participate in an activity in support of Hospice.
This year, we are asking community members of all ages to “go the extra mile for Hospice” by selecting any activity they choose and ask for donations to Hospice. It doesn’t have to be a full mile or it can be longer. My Mile for Hospice is an opportunity to take on a personal challenge like training for and completing your first 5K, hiking your first high peak, exploring a new trail or going on a family bike ride, all while collecting much needed funds to support hospice care in our community.
Not in to athletics? Perhaps you are a talented performer. Consider putting on a performance of your favorite play, a concert of songs you’ve mastered or performing a dance you choreographed. Admission to your show could be a donation to Hospice!
Whatever you are challenged by, passionate about or interested in can be used as tool to support a very important community organization. We hope you’ll join us and “Go the Extra Mile for Hospice” this summer!
- Choose your activity
- Register for the event now through the END of August!
- Start fundraising by using your personal fundraising page or however you are comfortable asking friends and family support you as you fundraise for Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley
- The event will “kick-off” on Saturday, August 1st when participants can pick up their My Mile Packs and turn in any money they’ve collected. Fundraising can continue throughout the month of August. Totals will be announced on Friday, September 4th.
- Complete your activity any time during the month of August. Be sure to take photos and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Facebook @hospiceslv so we can show the community how many people are going the extra mile!