Join Our Virtual Walk!

Walk, run, step, dance or whatever, in support of palliative care and bereavement support for people living in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill!

Open from now until May 30th, you can join up and get sponsors or create a team to raise money for bereavement counselling and support in your community.

What’s happening? While we cannot physically come together for our annual memorial dove release and walk, we can still connect virtually! Evergreen Hospice is asking people in the community to join us, virtually, to remember the special people in their own families who have died, while passing the care forward to people who will need bereavement support in the coming year.

Walk on your own or create a team! Evergreen clients, their families, local businesses and others in the community can register teams to participate virtually, while maintaining physical distancing.

Access our printable (PDF) walk brochure here to manually write down your sponsors or, create your own virtual fundraising page here and send your donors there to pledge their support. Deadline for participating in our walk is May 30, 2020. Deadline for submission of donations is June 30, 2020. Submit your paper forms with your sponsors’ cheques (payable to Evergreen Hospice) to our office at 5762 Hwy 7 E, Markham, ON L3P 1A8.

What can you do virtually? Walk around your neighbourhood, dance, skip rope, climb the stairs for 30 minutes. Do a little, if that’s what you can manage, or do a lot to challenge yourself and others. You can also challenge family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to join you. Show the world that now, more than ever, our connections matter. “Pass the care forward” to others in need.

Why participate? To honour the memory of a loved one who has died while providing funds to carry on the services for other bereaved families. This year participants can also acknowledge the efforts and sacrifices of frontline workers who are working within a COVID- 19 environment.

Thank You to our Amazing Walk Sponsors for their Support!

Memorial Activities You Can Do At Home

Write a poem or a message to share on a virtual dove. See our Memorial Wall of Memories here. Upload your message here. It may take a few days for it to show up on the wall because it is done manually.

Butterfly colouring pages to download and print: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5. Share them with us by emailing rsimkin@evgcares.org with a scan or photo of your butterflies for our Memorial Wall of Memories.

Instruction video for Origami Doves you can make at home.

Watch our video from last year! We hope to do a dove release again soon!