About the Event

Our Hike for Hospice has been a community supported event in Oxford County for 20 years! We are happy to announce that this year, for the first time since the pandemic, we are planning for a live event at Roth Park! For those who would prefer, there is also the option to participate virtually, or at your location of choice.

This family-friendly event is a wonderful opportunity to come together to raise money, connect families, friends and supporters to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones and raise awareness for local hospice palliative care services.

This event raises essential operating funds for VON Oxford Sakura House, Oxford County's only hospice. Will you help us?

You can hike has an individual or form a team. Hikers register for free and get a t-shirt and access to their own fundraising page, where you can start asking family members, friends and co-workers to sponsor you.

Why Hike? By participating in the 20th annual Hike for Hospice, you will make a difference in the lives of families in Oxford County. All funds raised at the Hike will go directly to Sakura House! Thanks in part to your support, VON Sakura House can offer 24-hour care and support at no cost to patients.

Stash The Cash, T-Shirt Pickup & Memorial Tree

On the following dates and times, our staff and volunteers will be in the parking lot of 550 Ingersoll Ave, Woodstock where you can safely drop off your pledge forms and donations, pick up your event t-shirt and water bottle*, and place a flower on our memorial tree. If you cannot make it to our tent, you can email a message and/or picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place your tribute on the tree.

You are also welcome to bring your pledge forms and donations with you to Roth Park on the morning of the Hike – Saturday, September 17th!

Monday Sept 12, 2022- 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday Sept 13, 2022 – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday Sept 14, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday Sept 15, 2022 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Friday Sept 16, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

*Must be a registered Hiker and have raised $250 or more confirmed gifts at the time of pickup

Memorial Tree

Hike for Hospice is not only an event to raise essential funds for Sakura House, but a way to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died. We will have our memorial tree on display at Roth Park during the Hike where participants can place a flower with their loved one's name, message, and/or picture.

For those who choose to join the Hike virtually, or in your own neighbourhood, we invite you to remember your loved one in the following ways.

1. Visit our Hike for Hospice Tent

Visit us at our Hike for Hospice Tent during the above times and write the name of your loved one on a flower and place it on our tree. You can also bring a small picture to place with your flower.

2. Send us an Email

Send us and email with the subject line as "Memorial Tree" and include in the email, the name of your loved one, a message, and/or a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we would be happy to place it on the Memorial Tree for you.

3. Colour a Butterfly

Print out these Memorial Butterfly Colouring Pages colour them however you like and either bring it to our Hike for Hospice Tent or email a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place it on the Memorial Tree for you.