Join us on Sunday, May 5 for a great day of fun and exercise as we celebration the 11th Hike for Hospice. The 5 kilometre route begins and ends at The Dorothy Ley Hospice. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a Dorothy Ley Hospice Hike T-shirt. In addition, for every $100 raised, you will receive a ticket to go into a draw for an iPad.
For more details about this year's Hike, please go to our Hike for Hospice page.
We've called for a sunny, warm day for the 18th Annual Hospice Golf Classic at Caledon Country Club. Plans are well underway and we have lots of great activities planned including a demo day for the latest golf clubs provided by PING, a chance to have a club golf pro be your caddy for the day, a fabulous silent auction and much, much more.
When: Wednesday, May 29
Where: Caledon Country Club
Start time: 11 a.m.
Cost: $1,180 for a foursome or $295 per person. Take advantage of our early bird specials if you sign up before April 12.
For more details about this great event, please go to our Hospice Golf Classic page.
Halloween Bed Race
With costumes flying and beds racing down Bloor Street, you don't want to miss for the 5th Annual Halloween Bed Race on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Teams of up to six members will race a hospital bed down the Kingsway in Etobicoke in a bid to be crowned the winner. Teams collect pledges and all the proceeds will be applied to support hospice palliative care in our community. The day includes breakfast, races and presentation of the Pumpkin Trophy. If you are interested in entering a team, please contact Melody Courtney at 416-626-0116 ext. 236.
Join the Circle of Friends for The Dorothy Ley Hospice, a great series of events that combine friendship, food and fund raising. The Circle of Friends is held in partnership with Cirillo's Culinary Academy.
Appetite for Opera - Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped make this evening, not only a terrific event, but helped to raise close to $12,000 after expenses. It was a perfect evening that blended fine dining, great wines and opera with lots of laughter and camaraderie.
A special thank you to John and Margit Cirillo for the wonderful food, Select Wines for the wine along with the Kingsway Conservator of Music, Douglas Tranquada, Catherine Carew, Christopher Mayell, Maika'i Nash, and Charlene Santoni for our musical entertainment.
Please enjoy pictures from the evening.
The "Doves" is a special two-month campaign that is the Hospice's single largest fundraising event. It engages more than 150 volunteers each year to help raise funds for the Hospice's Day Program. Decorative holiday trees are located in community locations such as Cloverdale Mall, and local schools and businesses. People can place their memory or message of hope on a special holiday dove and then place it on a tree. A holiday celebration for volunteers and a direct mail campaign are also part of the regular line-up of activities.
Community Sponsored Events
The Hospice has been blessed with the generous support of creative individuals and companies who take it upon themselves to help raise funds and awareness of the Hospice. These third-party events are a key part of helping keep Hospice services available.