Hike for Hospice

Hike for Hospice Surpasses Fundraising Goal!

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The Hike for Hospice was a resounding success! We're thrilled to announce that we not only reached our $20,000 goal, but we're surpassing it thanks to the incredible support of our community.

Our hike for hospice event achieved $25,624!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to MacNaughton Park in Exeter, Ontario on May 25th, 2024. Your participation made this event truly special.

Missed the Hike? No Problem!

Even if you couldn't join us on event day, you can still experience the Trail Stories we created. Doug's Story is located on the StoryTime Trail in Exeter, along the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail. Take a walk and discover Diane's story on the Walnut Street Walking Path in Lucan, Ontario. Don't miss out on these touching tributes!

Share the Memories!

We'd love to see photos from the event! If you attended, please tag us in your social media posts.

Together, we're making a difference for Jessica's House!

Story Trail Illustrations created by:

Bluewater Elementary School logo

Bluewater Coast Elementary School - Mrs. Schepers Grade 5/6

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School logo 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School - Mrs. Willemse Garde 5/6

Stories Displayed through the help of Exeter Library and Lucan Library!

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Middlesex county library logo

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do at registration?

  • You can drop off any donations you did not collect through your online fundraising page, and we will ensure they are added to your team.
  • If you or someone from your team did not sign a waiver form, you can sign one at the registration desk.
  • If you have filled out the waiver when you set up your fundraising page, you have already completed this.
  • If you want to make any additional donations, you will need to fill out donation forms in person. Donations of $20 or more can receive a receipt.

How long is the walk?

  • The trail has different loops. You and/or your team are welcome to walk any length you like!
  • The story trail is placed in the story frames on the first loop. You would cross the Sterling Bridge (the first bridge) to see the second half of the story.
  • If you would like to do the longer loop continue on the path and read the second half of the stories when you pass by it on the other side!
  • Here is a link to the Trail information brochure! Map of Trail

What if I can’t make the event in person?

  • If you are unable to attend in person, no worries! Go for your walk wherever you can that weekend!
  • Take a photo for your social media, tag us, and use #JHH2024hike so we can see where you are walking that day!
  • Make sure to check out the story on the trail in Exeter and in Lucan at some point in the following couple of weeks after the event! We would hate for you to miss those great stories!
  • You can walk at any point that day!

Will there be food provided?

  • We will have snacks such as granola bars and bottles of water provided for our participants!
  • We encourage everyone to bring a picnic for your team and enjoy the park after your walk.

You can create a fundraising page online through our website to share your story!

How long is the event?

  • The walk starts at 10am. We will make an opening announcement, and then everyone can take their time on their walk.
  • Depending on what length of loop you desire to take will depend on the length of your time.
  • The whole thing should wrap up at noon at the latest.
  • In the park, we will have our interactive legacy wall, a photo opportunity, facts about Jessica’s House and volunteers to answer any of your questions about our amazing hospice!

How can I represent my loved ones who have passed at the event?

  • Legacy Wall—This year, we will have a legacy wall where you can fill out a tag and place it on our display. This board will be placed at JHH for two weeks following our event. The names will also be displayed on a slide show on our lobby TV.
  • Be creative and have a team uniform that represents who you are walking in memory of.

Will I be able to see the story that will be placed in Lucan at the event?

  • Yes! The story placed in Lucan will be printed on display in the park for everyone to read and enjoy in Exeter at the event!

Who did the illustrations of the stories?

  • We were honoured to work with Bluewater Coast Elementary School in Hensall and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Mt.Carmel to bring the legacy of two individuals to the public!
  • Their hard work and creativity brings a smile to your face as you walk the trails!

What happens if it rains?

  • The event takes place rain or shine! So, dress appropriately!


Check out all the amazing Hike for Hospice sponsors! Explore the list of incredible businesses that are backing Jessica's House Hospice and championing the importance of hospice care. Their support makes a significant impact, and we're incredibly grateful for their generosity!

View our past Hike for Hospice event photo galleries!

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Your donations allow us to continue to bring great support and services to our residents and their families.

Your donation will also help us continue to grow education and our grief support to our residents, their loved ones, and our community. Each donation allows us to keep all our resources FREE to anyone in need.