Virtual LifeWalk event raises over $45K for Hospice

The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County logo, from the official website.

Physical distancing did not affect the generosity toward The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.

Its annual LifeWalk fundraiser, typically done as long-distance walks in Windsor and Leamington, was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the two virtual events brought in a total of just over $45,000.

One event was held in Windsor, and the other, in Leamington.

This time, participants were invited to complete a challenge during June, and share the experience with family and friends. Challenges that were completed had ranged from holding 10-minute planks, to walking over 75 kilometres during the month, to walking from Kingsville to Leamington and back.

“Our community is one that never ceases to amaze me,” said Colleen Reaume, executive director for the hospice.  “Our LifeWalk is an annual event that recognizes and honours those we love. At a time when COVID has been keeping us physically apart, our community came together virtually to continue our LifeWalk celebrations. We are so grateful for all the support shown for our Hospice and for the patients and families we care for.”

The money raised is going toward covering the unfunded costs for the Residential Home and Welcome Centre at both the Windsor campus, as well as the Erie Shores facility in Leamington.

The hospice is hoping to hold the LifeWalk as an in-person event once again in 2021.