Organization embraces change for annual fundraiser
Thousands of people in Greater Sudbury have benefited from the Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers and its programs and services.
In order to deliver those programs and services free of charge, the community-based not-for-profit organization that provides end-of-life support through hospice volunteer visiting, advocacy and education must raise funds. Enter the Warmhearts Twilight Walk to Remember, scheduled for Sept. 22 at the CNIB at 303 York St. Registration begins at 6 p.m.
“Through our Twilight Walk to Remember, we honour hundreds of people in our community who have benefited from Warmhearts programs and services,” said Madeleine Sauvé, client services co-ordinator. “We remember thousands of people who were able to remain in their homes during the last days and months of their lives thanks to the respite services and compassionate care provided by Warmhearts volunteers.”
This marks the 10th year for a fundraising walk for the organization. The name change this year only adds to the theme of remembering those people who have received services throught Warmhearts. Northern Life is a sponsor of the event.
Hundreds of volunteers have enriched the lives of many people as they travel through the final journey of their lives, she said.
Warmhearts' specially trained team of volunteers visit and support terminally ill individuals in their homes, in hospital, in residential hospice or in a long-term care facility. Over the past 25 years, Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers Sudbury/Manitoulin has trained 883 volunteers to provide that support and deliver programs to more than 5,000 clients and their families.
For more information, go to www.warmhearts.ca.