Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual hike?
A Virtual Walk can be done anytime and anywhere and allows you to participate in the Crossroads Hospice Society’s VIRTUAL Hike for Hospice event safely to stay active and raise awareness for hospice care. You choose when and how to walk, whether indoors on a treadmill or getting your steps in doing an aerobic video; you decide when and how you want to participate.
Why is this year’s Hike for Hospice virtual again?
These are extraordinary times and like you, Crossroads Hospice Society is working to adapt. Crossroads Hospice remains open as we continue to meet our community’s needs in this ever-changing, turbulent world. In normal times, Crossroads would be gearing up for our annual Hike for Hospice. These are not normal times, yet we still need the funds raised by our Hike to cover the costs of providing compassionate, quality care for people with life-limiting illness and grief support for our community. With this in mind, we invite you to join our second ever VIRTUAL Hike for Hospice.
How does a virtual hike work?
Our Virtual Hike for Hospice is an online fundraising initiative that allows you to register and hold your own symbolic ‘walk’ and still fundraise for an important cause. Simply register for the Virtual Hike for Hospice by clicking here and complete your “Walk” anytime and anywhere you desire. Spread awareness for palliative care in your community!
Can anyone participate?
Absolutely! We encourage participants of all ages and ability levels to participate. During these unprecedented times, it is important to stay active and healthy. Take initiative to engage in healthy activities!
Are we limited to just “hiking”?
No! You are encouraged to be creative in the type of activities you do such as walking outdoors with social distancing in mind, using home exercising equipment such as treadmills, or following a YouTube walking video! Just be sure to be mindful and do your part in keeping our community safe. Times like these require some creativity in staying safe and healthy. Here are some ideas – Socially Distanced Fun Activity Ideas – on fun ways you can stay active and healthy indoors while practicing social distancing.
How do I track my progress?
The 5km pledge is a suggestion as our original event was 5km. For your personal progress and monitoring, we recommend you use devices such as your cellphone, Fit-bits, and fitness tracking apps to help track your progress.
How can I register for the Hike for Hospice?
Our Virtual Hike for Hospice Campaign is now live! Please click here to start your registration process and fundraise for Crossroads Hospice Society!
Do you have any tips for fundraising during COVID-19 times?
Yes! Please check out our Virtual Fundraising Tips Document
Who should I contact if I have questions?
For any questions or inquiries, please reach out to Jaimie at 604-554-0544 or email@example.com