Walk, run, step, dance or whatever, in support of palliative care and bereavement support for people living in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill!

Evergreen Hospice is asking people in the community to join us, virtually, to remember the special people in their own families who have died, while passing the care forward to people who will need bereavement support in the coming year.

Open from now until April 24th, you can join up and get sponsors or create a team to raise money for bereavement counselling and support in your community. Donations will be accepted for this event until May 30th.

Walk on your own or create a team! Evergreen clients, their families, local businesses and others in the community can register teams to participate virtually, while maintaining physical distancing.

What can you do virtually? Walk around your neighbourhood, dance, skip rope, climb the stairs for 30 minutes. Do a little, if that’s what you can manage, or do a lot to challenge yourself and others. You can also challenge family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to join you. Show the world that now, more than ever, our connections matter. “Pass the care forward” to others in need.

Why participate? To honour the memory of a loved one who has died while providing funds to carry on the services for other bereaved families. This year participants can also acknowledge the efforts and sacrifices of frontline workers who are working within a COVID- 19 environment.

What else is involved? Go to our walk page for at home memorial activities and to upload your message for our Virtual Memorial Wall. http://evgcares.org/?page_id=1925 

Here is how you can help 'pass the care forward' in 2021:

STEP ONE - Choose your team. Get the 2020 team back together or create a new one with colleagues, friends or family that you’ve been missing. (You can skip this step and participate as an individual too)

STEP TWO - Start your fundrasier by clicking on the FUNDRAISE button and set your goal.

STEP THREE - Get creative! Once you complete the online sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to personalize your team/personal fundraising page. Make your page your own by customizing your description. Share how long you have been involved with Evergreen or who you are honouring by participating. Upload photos from events past or of your loved-one. Let us know if you need support with this step. 

STEP FOUR - Share your fundraising page with your network and ask them to contribute!