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UPDATE: Hike for Hospice Raises Over $100,000

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This year's Hike for Hospice has raised over $100,000 for VON Sakura House and donations are still being accepted.

UPDATE: Hike for Hospice has officially raised over $100,000.

As of this morning, the fundraiser had raised a total of $100,032.17 for VON Sakura House.

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WOODSTOCK - The first in-person Hike for Hospice since COVID began was a huge success!

A total of 201 people and 35 teams registered to participate in the walk on Saturday, September 17th. Some of them showed up to the in-person event at Roth Park, while others chose to do their own walk in their community.

Michelle Dykstra, the Fund Development Coordinator with VON Oxford, says donations are still being accepted.

"We are currently at $99,467.17 and counting! Hopefully, we can get a little bit trickling in to get us to that $100,000 mark, but we are super thrilled with our current total. We are super grateful for everybody's fundraising, the donations we got, the sponsorships, and everybody that contributed."

Dykstra also wanted to give a special shoutout to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada for their support as the Title Sponsor for this event.

Those interested in donating to the Hike for Hospice campaign can do so online here. Those who prefer to donate using cash or a cheque can stop by the VON Oxford office at 550 Ingersoll Ave in Woodstock.

All of the money raised will be going to Sakura House, the local hospice right here in Woodstock. It provides end of life care free of cost, using donations from the public and little support from the government.

(Team Sakura was the top fundraising team at this year's event. Submitted photo)

(Lots of volunteers stepped up to help make this event successful. Submitted photo)

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(Ms. Sara Face Painting offered face painting to participants of all ages. Submitted photo)

(The Memorial Tree. Submitted photo)

(The 2022 Hike for Hospice Committee donated the Memorial Bench and it will be placed in the gardens at Sakura House. Submitted photo)

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