CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Apr. 28, 2022) — The Hike for Hope fundraiser has raised more than $112K to support the non-profit organization Hope Hospice. They have set a goal of $125K which they would like to reach before the May 14 hike at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.
The Hike for Hope is an annual memorial hike and fundraiser that generates support for Hope Hospice. As a non-profit, Hope relies on this important event to raise crucial funding for patient care and to keep our grief support services, dementia education, and family caregiver resources available to the community at no charge.
The live event happens Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Del Valle Regional Park, Fiesta Grande Picnic Area, in Livermore, CA.
You can hike at your own pace, choosing between an easy out-and-back route along the lake of about 2.6 miles (or shortened to your preference); and a 4.4-mile option that tacks on a moderate incline loop with a payoff view from the top.
Remembering loved ones
Hike for Hope is a celebration of the outdoors and, for many participants, a remembrance of family and other loved ones who have departed us. It’s also a fundraiser for Hope Hospice, which has been caring for families throughout the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay cities since 1980.
All of the hike’s net proceeds help Hope Hospice care for more than 700 patients and their families each year.
Hope helps patients affirm life and live every day to the fullest by providing compassionate end-of-life care of exceptional quality, grief support services, and community education.
As a community-driven non-profit organization, Hope Hospice serves everyone regardless of their insurance or income status, nation of origin, or religion.
To join the Hike for Hope or to make a donation, visit their website here.
Family Caregiver Education Series
If you’re caring for an elderly family member, Hope Hospice can help with their free education series. They now offer interactive classes through Zoom. Recordings of past events are available on our website, too. Register at HopeHospice.com/family. Questions? Call (925) 829-8770.
May 12, 10–11:30 a.m. | “End-of-Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care”
End-of-life care refers to both the medical care and the emotional support that patients and families receive when death is imminent. Hope Hospice clinical staff will share general information about what to expect in the final days of life, transitioning to comfort care, selecting hospice services, and making funeral arrangements.
June 9, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Self-Care for the Caregiver”
The stress that family caregivers experience as their loved one declines can be staggering. The constant fluctuation of changing roles, uncertainty about the future, and fatigue may ultimately result in compromised health and family dysfunction. This webinar will focus on understanding the causes of stress, strategies for coping, and the importance of seeking support and utilizing resources.
July 14, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Handling Grief and Loss”
No matter how thoroughly one has prepared for the inevitability of death of a loved one, when the time comes it still can be a shock to the system. In this webinar, a local marriage and family therapist will discuss the complexities of grief and loss, including anticipatory grief and ambiguous loss. Participants will be provided with coping strategies to help them both during the final stages of life and after their loved one has passed.
For more information, visit the Hope Hospice website.