The 8th annual Hike for Hospice is truly a unique event that offers families and community members a chance to come together get and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while remembering loved ones and supporting end of life care. Hikers enjoy breath-taking views as they make the 5-mile round trip trek to the top of historic Olinger Mount Lindo to benefit Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice, two local non-profit programs that provide care in the Denver-metro area.
The illuminated cross on the mountain can be seen for over 80 miles east of Denver, symbolizing hope and light. At the summit, hikers can release a dove in honor or memory of a loved one while overlooking downtown Denver and the foothills. Leashed dogs are welcome to hike with their owners.
WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Check in from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; hikers may begin after checking in
WHERE: Olinger Mount Lindo
5928 South Turkey Creek Road
(off 285 South)
COST: All hikers can register online before September 20th for $30 or for $40 the day of the event. Hikers can participate individually or in teams and can hike in memory or honor of a loved one. For those unable to attend, sign up to be a "virtual hiker" and receive a Hike for Hospice t-shirt!
INFO: To register or for more information, visit HikeforHospice.org or call 303.561.5790
WHY: For more than twenty five years, Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice have helped thousands of people through their end-of-life journey, giving them comfort and peace at a time when they need it most. All funds raised from Hike for Hospice go towards supporting charity care and hospice services not reimbursed including spiritual care, bereavement services, volunteer coordination and services for children through the Butterfly Program. Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice are part of Centura Health at Home and the Centura Health system of care.
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