The Hike for Hope raises more than $90,000
The eighth annual Hike for Hope, a memorial hike and fundraiser for Hope Hospice, raised more than $90,000 for Hope Hospice. Held at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore on May 19, the hike is one of Hope Hospice’s major fundraising events of the year. This year, 520 hikers registered to benefit Hope Hospice, remember loved ones and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The 2018 hike was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Peter Wong who so compassionately cared for Hope Hospice’s patients and their families and led the hospice’s team for more than 32 years until he retired in 2014. He was an inspiration to the staff, patients and colleagues.
“The weather was perfect for hiking and being with friends and family while supporting a wonderful organization like Hope Hospice,” says Brian Kehoe, chair of the 2018 Hike for Hope Committee. “So many people helped make this event a success, and it was great to see them out on the trail.”
All of the hike’s net proceeds are used to care for more than 2,600 area residents Hope Hospice serves each year.
“As a community-based, non-profit agency, Hope Hospice relies on the generosity of community members to provide quality end-of-life care, home health care, grief support and community education,” says Bob Boehm, Hope Hospice CEO. “We are grateful to everyone who participated in this year’s Hike for Hope.”
Hope Hospice recognizes the Hike for Hope leading corporate sponsors and the top team and individual fundraisers for their noteworthy support.
Leading Corporate Sponsors
Graham Hitch-Jess E. Spencer Mortuary
Top Team Fundraisers
First Place, $2,708 Raised – Team Roger – Angie Birdwell Royers, Team Captain
Second Place, $2,199 Raised – California Business Technology – Heidi Hall, Team Captain
Third Place, $1,986 Raised – Revelli Team Hope – Joanne Revelli, Team Captain
Top Individual Fundraisers
First Place, $1,670 Raised – Angie Birdwell Royers
Second Place, $969 Raised – Joanne Revelli
Third Place, $540 Raised – Carlye Mecozzi
Other teams and individuals, as well as local corporate and in-kind sponsorships, can be viewed at TheHikeforHope.com.
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About Hope Hospice
For nearly 40 years, Hope Hospice has provided personalized end-of-life care to families in the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities. Included in its scope of care is hospice and home health care, bereavement and community education. As a community-led, non-profit organization, Hope Hospice offers services regardless of insurance, income status or nation of origin or religion. Staff is available 24/7. Hope Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission, licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and Medicare/Medi-Cal certified. Learn more at HopeHospice.com or contact us at (925) 829-8770.