Fourth Annual "Hike for Hospice"

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA: Registration is now open for the fourth annual Hike for Hospice art Governor's Land Park East on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to benefit Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. The event features a leisurely two-mile walk, music by DJ Bobby Hornsby, food and drinks, silent auction and door prizes. Participants may check in beginning at 12:30pm; the hike starts at 2 p.m. ; festivities conclude at 3:30pm. The Hike will take place ''rain or shine.''Participants walk to celebrate the memory of loved ones, to honor someone or simply to support Hospice House. Register online at or by contacting Hospice House at 253-1220. Participants may form teams or walk as individuals.

Team awards include:

GOLDEN SHOE AWARD: Team with the largest number of walkers.
BEST DREAM TEAM AWARD: Team with the most interesting theme/costumes.
TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM AWARD: Team that rises the most by April 21, 2016.

The Hike for Hospice began in April 2013 as a way for people to celebrate the lives of loved ones while raising support for Hospice House & Support Care. In its inaugural run, the event attracted 350 ''hikers'' and approximately 50 volunteers for the day. Almost double that number visited the event website to sponsor a hiker. In 2015 the event sold out with 400 hikers and raised more than $100,000 for services provided to our community by Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.

About Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg is a social-model hospice that provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life. Through our extensive bereavement programs we also provide support for grieving families in our community. Hospice Hose is a 501 © (3) organization that is entirely funded by contributors. No family or individual ever receives a bill for our services, programs or support. For more information about Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, please visit

Posted by : Janet Reid,, 757-564-8591

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