Parker Kennedy

From left, Shelly Parker and David Kennedy, received congratulations from Executive Director Cathy Herbert, for being the first and second highest fundraisers, respectively, for the Huron Shores Hospice Hike for Hospice May 7. Photo submitted

Tiverton's Huron Shores Hospice exceeded their fundraising goal on Saturday by more than 30 percent. Their Hike for Hospice event, held in Kincardine on May 7, raised a total of $78,488.96, far surpassing their $60,000 goal, with more donations expected.

"It truly was a beautiful day for a hike," said Cheryl Cottrill, Co-Chair Huron Shores Hospice, in an email to Saugeen Shores Hub. "We are so very grateful to our community for this tremendous show of support."

The event kicked off at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine with in-person hikers, many with children in tow, taking to Kincardine trails and looping looped back to the Davidson Centre following for prizes, activities and fundraising announcements. Virtual participants also had an opportunity to participate and could walk, run, bike or canoe in their area.

All told, the 2022 event saw 200 participants and the funds raised will go to support quality end-of-life care in Huron Shores Hospice's two-bed hospice as well as their community programs.

The Top Team title went to Nuclear Powered Design who raised $18,997. Second was Bruce Power Operational and Project Services raising $10322.

For the top individual fundraisers, first place went to Shelly Parker who raised $6,822, second was David Kennedy with $5,760 and third was Keith Battler with 3,086.

Adding to the total raised was a $6,000 donation from Bruce Power, part of their 2022 contribution of $25,000.

Dave Kennedy

Dave Kennedy, Nuclear Powered Design Team, accepted the Team Challenge Trophy from Cathy Herbert, Executive Director and Catherine Evans, Community Engagement Coordinator, Huron Shores Hospice. Photo submitted