March 5, 2015 – Gather your family, friends and co-workers or come solo for Hope Hospice’s Fifth Annual The Hike for Hope 2015 on Saturday, May 2, at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Participants can check-in and start their hike from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The event ends at noon.
The Hike for Hope is a memorial hike and fundraiser. All net proceeds from this worthy event enable Hope Hospice to continue a 35-year tradition of providing comfort and compassion to patients and their families at the end of life. Hope Hospice relies on the generous support of the event hikers and the community to make this fundraising effort a success.
Two trail options are available for The Hike for Hope participants. One is an easy 2.6 mile roundtrip route (which is easily shortened) traveling along the lake, turning around at the Hetch Hetchy Group Camp. The other route is a 4.4 mile hike with a moderate incline. It follows along the Ridgeline and Hetch Hetchy trails, providing spectacular views of the valley, lake and surrounding hills.
Hikers can form teams for fun, to build camaraderie or engage in a spirited competition with other organizations and businesses.
Early registration fee for The Hike for Hope is $30 through April 14; and $40 on or after April 15. Hikers can easily sign up by going to TheHikeForHope.com or by calling Hope Hospice at 925-829-8770 for a printed registration form.
“The hike is an opportunity to celebrate the joy our loved ones brought us, and we encourage hikers to bring photos or mementos of their special person with them,” says Victoria Emmons, CEO of Hope Hospice. “The event also raises funds for Hope Hospice. All of the hike’s net proceeds are used to care for the more than 2,600 area residents we serve each year. I’m hoping community members will join me for this deeply rewarding event as a hiker or donor.”
Del Valle Regional Park is located just 10 miles south of Livermore. The centerpiece of the park is a 5-mile long lake that is surrounded by approximately 5,000 acres of beautiful land for hiking.
Hope Hospice is grateful to the many local sponsors who are supporting this event including Hitachi Data Systems, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Heritage Bank of Commerce (Pleasanton), San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Heritage Estates; and to our media sponsors KKIQ, Diablo Magazine and Fox 2/KTVU.
“We appreciate the businesses in the community that believe in the work Hope Hospice provides and are helping to make The Hike for Hope a success,” says William Harvey, Hope Hospice Board of Directors member and chair of The Hike for Hope Planning Committee. “We hope to see more businesses get involved in this worthy event.”
Corporate sponsorship levels are Hope, $15,000; Excellence, $10,000; Compassion, $5,000; Comfort, $2,500 and Kindness, $1,000.
When you register for The Hike for Hope 2015, you are helping to support patient care for the families served by Hope Hospice. It’s a wonderful outdoor event to enjoy with your family and friends.
Sign up today at TheHikeforHope.com and learn more about the event and our Early Bird Awards.