This Saturday is the Hike for Hospice hosted by the Airdrie and District Hospice Society. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Nose Creek Park.

Lise Blanchette, the Board President of the Airdrie and District Hospice Society explained how this event came about.

"We became a charitable society in 2011, then the first thing we did was have our first Hike for Hospice."

According to Blanchette, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown, Airdrie East Member of Legislative Assembly Angela Pitt and Airdrie Member of Parliament Blake Richards will be in attendance to give a little speech. The hike offers two different distances, one kilometre and five kilometres.

"The money that we're raising this weekend is for our compassionate care fund. it is one of the most popular programs that we assist people with that have an end-of-life diagnosis with additional expenses that are not paid by anybody else."

This would include things like additional medication expenses, transportation, and oxygen tubing.

They will be holding a small barbeque afterwards to allow participating Airdronians to ask questions about the society. 

If you would like to participate, you can always register online or registration opens at 8:30 am at the event. It costs $20 to sign up.

The Society is also offering some free palliative care training on the 16 and 17 of May, click HERE to learn more.

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