The first annual Take a Hike for Headwaters, Saturday, June 3, 2017, provides participants with the choice of three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin-Hi-land section of the Bruce Trail – The Challenge (approx. 3 hours), The Intermediate (approx. 2 hours) and The Family (approx. 1 hour) – and incorporates sections of private land opened up for this inaugural fundraising event. The goal of this hiking event is to raise funds to purchase vital medical equipment for Headwaters Health Care Centre, the hospital serving the residents of the Dufferin-Caledon region.
“Although we work to get the message out, the general public doesn’t realize that the government does not provide funding to hospitals for medical equipment,” explains the Foundation’s Annual Giving Manager, Nicole Hand. “These annual purchases are made through the donations of generous people in our community, which in part come from events just like this one.”
Hike starts will be staggered on the hour beginning at 8:30 am for the longest route, 9:30 am for the middle distance, and 10:30 am for the family hike. The hikes will be completed independently with participants expected to return to the start for lunch by approximately 11:30 am. Hikes will go rain or shine. This event is not appropriate for pets. Volunteers with water and snacks will be stationed at pre-determined check points along the routes. Sweep teams will ensure no hiker is left behind.
The registration fee is $50 for adults (18 years +) and $25 for youth (5-17 years old), and children under 5 are free with an adult. Participants are strongly encouraged to collect pledges. Registered hikers will be provided with a link to their own personal fundraising page to share with family and friends. Hikers will be treated to “fuel-up” snacks, prizes and a post-hike lunch at the start/finish location, Lyric Pond (Mulmur). Maps will be provided to all hikers on the day of the event.
For more details and to register, visit hhcfoundation.com/events or contact Headwaters Health Care Foundation at 519.941.2702, ext. 2303.
About Headwaters Health Care Foundation
Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising organization of Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for Headwaters Health Care Centre. Headwaters has provided over a century of the best care for the 135,000 men, women and children who live in our community. For more information, please visit hhcfoundation.com.
About Headwaters Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre is an acute and complex continuing care facility, offering both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage. By offering care closer to home and putting patients first, Headwaters aims to provide an exceptional experience every time. For more information and a full list of services visit headwatershealth.ca