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The final results are in for Hike & Bike for Hospice! Over $210,000 was raised for hospice palliative care patients and families in the South Georgian Bay Region. The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation is proud to announce that over $210,000 was raised at the Hike & Bike and counting. Funds raised support hospice palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Donations will still be accepted until June 15.

The 14th annual Hike & Bike for Hospice was the biggest success yet with over 650 participants who hiked and biked the trails of Collingwood, ensuring the programs and services of Hospice Georgian Triangle are provided at no cost to patients and families.

Participants hiked 6 km or biked 6 km / 20 km. The event kicked off at the Collingwood Curling Club with a sendoff from the Beinn Gorm Highlanders and traveled through the Collingwood trails and along the shore of Georgian Bay. At the finish line there was music and entertainment provided by 95.1 The PeakFM and vintage cars from the Wasaga Beach Cruisers were on display.

For the third year in a row, the top fundraising team was the outstanding Margot’s Motivators, led by Margot Brandreth. This year they raised an incredible $28,029. Margot is the longest living palliative care patient with Hospice Georgian Triangle. She is a true inspiration and incredible supporter and advocate of hospice palliative care.

Team Denis was the second highest with their fundraising efforts, raising $11,643. The Stayner District Kinsmen Club followed with $11,521 and close behind were the Hospice Angels with $11,026 and OB Babes with $9,291.

The top individual fundraiser was Laura Price. Laura inspired $5,015 in gifts from her family and friends she is also a dedicated volunteer on the committee for the Hike & Bike contributing many hours to a successful raffle.

“On behalf of the board of directors and leadership of Hospice Georgian Triangle and the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, we would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and donors and sponsors of the Hike & Bike for Hospice. Please accept our heartfelt thank you for raising the bar again this year with your leadership and participation in the Hike & Bike”, said Sandra Sullivan, Executive Director of the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Blue Mountain and gold sponsors Chatterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Affordable Cremation Services, Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home Ltd., and Precision Septic Service. Thank you to silver sponsors Tatham Engineering, Walker Aggregates, Collingwood Toyota and Royal LePage Locations North. Bronze sponsors are RBC Dominion Securities: Todd Christensen, Baker Tilly International, and Barriston Law. Friends of Hospice include Christie’s Clothing.

Lunch was provided thanks to generous donations from Boston Pizza, M&M Meats, Sanfilippo Wholesale, Cobbs Bread, Loblaws, Sobeys, Burger Bob, Collingwood Fuels Ltd, Sobeys, Loblaws, Ice River Springs Sustainable Solutions, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, and Tim Hortons Collingwood. Other gift-in-kind sponsors and special contributors included: Andrew’s Copy and Print, Town of Collingwood, Happenings Event Rentals, Chartwell Balmoral, and Roger Robinson CHS Productions.

This event also relies on more than 50 volunteers and many amazing local businesses contributing to a massive success!

For links to all the generous sponsors please visit the event landing page at Hospice Georgian Triangle provides compassionate care at Campbell House and in the community for individuals with life-limiting illness and their families in the Town of the Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach. Care programs come at no cost to the user and focus on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of the patient, family and caregivers, enhancing quality of life. Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation’s purpose is to raise the funds that allow Hospice Georgian Triangle to provide exceptional hospice palliative care and community programming.