Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate International Women's Day on March 4. Our keynote speaker was Kim Plewes of Free the Children and honoured guest was Donna Cansfield, MPP for Etobicoke Centre. International Women's Day is celebrated around the world through inspiring stories of women who made a difference through their passion and determination.
Hike for Hospice - May 4, 2014
Join us on Sunday, May 4 for a great day of fun and exercise as we celebration the 12th Hike for Hospice. The 5 kilometre route begins and ends at The Dorothy Ley Hospice. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a gift and a chance to win an iPad mini.
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. Join us for 18 holes of golf, complimentary use of the practice range, a boxed lunch, wine and food station reception after golf, silent auction, activities and contests.
When: Wednesday, May 28
Where: Caledon Country Club
Foursome is $780 before April 18 and $900 after.
Foursome & hole sponsor is $930 before April 18 and $1,050 after.
Individual Golfer is $195 before April 18 and $225 after.
Wine and Food reception only $50.
Halloween Bed Race - October 26, 2014
With costumes flying and beds racing down Bloor Street, you don't want to miss for the 6th Annual Halloween Bed Race on Sunday, October 26, 2014. 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.
Doves of Hope and Remembrance
The "Doves" is a special two-month campaign that is the Hospice's single largest fundraising event. It engages more than 180 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.