The annual Hike for Hospice returns to Mill Lake Park on Sept. 29.  File photo

The annual Hike for Hospice returns to Mill Lake Park on Sept. 29. File photo

Abbotsford’s Hike for Hospice set for Sept. 29

Annual event at Mill Lake Park raises funds for Abbotsford Hospice Society

The Abbotsford Hospice Society’s annual Hike for Hospice event returns to Mill Lake Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, for an afternoon full of activity and fun for the whole family.

The event, which has occurred in May in the past, features refreshments, music, face painting and also a best dressed dog award.

The goal of the event is to raise both funds and awareness of hospice in Abbotsford. All of the money raised stays local to support programs and services based in Abbotsford.

Participants have the opportunity to hike around Mill Lake Park and pledge money for hospice services. Every participant also has the opportunity to wear a blue butterfly with the name of the loved one they are walking for. The butterfly offers hikers the chance to celebrate and honour a loved one in support of a good cause.

Pledge forms are available online at abbotsfordhospicesociety.org/hike, and attendees can register as either an individual or a team.

Dave Kandal, the former mayor of Abbotsford, is the honorary chair of the 2019 event.

The hike runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and begins off Bevan Avenue. All ages and abilities are encouraged to walk in memory and walk in support.

For more information, visit abbotsfordhospice.org.