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Bayshore Foundation for Empowered Living Donates $40,000 to Bobby’s Hospice

July 15, 2019
Hospice Memorial Walk

Staff from Bayshore Home Health, Saint John participated in the annual Memorial Walk for Hospice Saint John on Saturday and presented a $40,000 donation from the Bayshore Foundation.

The main goals of the walk are to raise funds for hospice palliative care at the community level, raise awareness of the many issues related to hospice palliative care and recognize the phenomenal work done by volunteers and professionals in the field.

“Bayshore Home Health’s nurses and caregivers provide palliative care every day so it’s a cause we are very passionate about,” says Tina Learmonth, Area Director for Bayshore Home Health’s New Brunswick offices. “Many of our staff has witnessed the benefits of hospice care at either a professional or personal level. They’re incredibly committed to the walk and many bring their family and friends along to help with the fund-raising.”

According to Statistics Canada, more than 269,000 Canadians died in 2016. Projections also show Canada will have far more elderly people. In 2016, there were roughly 1.5 million people aged 80 or over. It is projected to increase to 3.3 million by 2036. Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives and manage pain and symptoms more effectively. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is working toward ensuring that more Canadians receive the end-of-life care they desire.

“The Walk allows us to give back to the communities we serve and raise much-needed dollars for our local hospice,” adds Learmonth. “We all appreciate that the funds raised stay in the local area.”

This is the 14th year that Bayshore Home Health has been a sponsor of the Walk. While most Bayshore Home Health branches participate in the Hike by teaming up with a local hospice, others conduct various fundraising efforts throughout the year. Since 2006, Bayshore employees and community partners have raised and donated more than $1.8 million to the CHPCA through the Hike for Hospice and related events.

How to get involved

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Our charity partners

Proud Supporter of Alzheimer Society
Canadian Red Cross
Variety - The Children’s Charity of BC
Proud Supporter of Alzheimer Society
Caregivers Alberta
Youth Haven
We Are Young
Victoria Hospice
The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families
The Mark Preece Family House
Surrey Hospice Society
St. Joseph's Hospice Sarnia-Lambton
St. John Ambulance
Silver Harbour Centre
River Valley Cancer Support Group
Operation Friendship Seniors Society
MS Society of Canada
Make Children Better Now
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospices
Legion National Foundation
Lanark County Interval House and Community Support
Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Hospice Wellington
Hospice Prince Edward
Hospice Greater Saint John
Hospice Southeast New Brunswick
Hospice Fredericton
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre
The Food Bank of York Region
The Dorothy Ley Hospice
Distress Centre
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Connected in Motion
Community Home Support Lanark County
Children's Link
Hospice Cornwall
Candlelighters Simcoe
Canadian Cancer Society
Brockville and District Hospital Foundation
Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County
Blue Door Soup Kitchen
Beth Donovan Hospice