This is National Hospice Palliative Care Week. The week began with the annual Hike for Hospice in the town of Olds on Sunday, May 5th.
The 2019 Hike for Hospice in Olds raised $16-thousand dollars.
Funds collected through the event on Sunday, May 5th will support palliative care in the community, bereavement programs and awareness.
Board Member Kathy Kemmere says they can't thank the community enough.
She adds, the Olds & District Hospice Society has also been given a grant to have a position for a part time Executive Director. They are looking forward to transition from a working board to a governing board.
Kemmere says its important to have a conversation about palliative care.
The Hike for Hospice kicked off National Hospice Palliative Care which runs from May 5-11th.