When asked “What is our number one fear at end of life?”
…the answer is most often “Dying alone”
Not all of us have the advantage of a deep pocket, nor are we all able to have the invaluable emotional support and care provided by a family member in our last months of life. Not all of us have access to palliative care, or have a dignified death. The sad reality is that only a small percentage of us have access to these privileges at the end of our lives. Is that fair?
When it comes to care, we expect the highest level of service. We want our loved ones to feel comfortable, to be treated with dignity and respect, and especially, to have peace and compassion in the last days and hours. But who provides this if our loved one isn’t in a hospice building or in one of the few hospice beds available in the hospital?
When we forget about those for whom there will not be a cure, are we saying their lives don’t matter? What if that person is someone you love? What if it is you? Could anything feel more lonely or terrifying?
The mission of Home Hospice Association is to provide compassionate, high-quality end of life care to absolutely everyone at no cost to them or their family. We want to change how we treat our dying. Be the change with us!
Join our 2023 Fundraising Event and Walk in Memory Of
A Loved One: The Moonlit Memory Walk celebrates the lives of parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and colleagues who have died. It honours loved ones lost before, during, or after a pregnancy. It celebrates the memory of pets that are no longer with us. The walk also honours those who donated life-saving organs to others.
Walk in support of someone who needs us right now
COVID-19 changed the landscape for many things, including how we were able to grieve the loss of a loved one. The Moonlit Memory Walk event provides an opportunity to come together as a community to process our grief. It brings great comfort to share grief together, and it’s also okay to give yourself time to grieve. Come join us even when there are no words left to say. Let’s grieve and heal together while raising money for a Home Hospice Association program that would have meant so much to your loved one.
A "Fur Buddy" Across the Rainbow Bridge: Walk in memory of a pet who died and support The Bello Project - a Home Hospice Association program that honours the bond between people and their pets. Join an Across the Rainbow Bridge team and help us care for pets of clients at their end of life, so pets and their loved ones can stay together.
A Lost Pregnancy with Team 10-15
Walk in support of our Pre & Perinatal Hospice Program where our Pregnancy Loss Doulas support families during and after labours that end in losses. We also host a six-week progressive healing program that connects parents to real-time support; by providing a non-judgmental safe space to share and talk about a loss.
Create or join a team
Gather your family, friends, co-workers, or sports team members and be part of Home Hospice Association’s Moonlit Memory Walk Team Challenge. Whether you decide to create a team, or join one of the existing teams, people from your family, networking group, community or service group, faith community or workplace are welcome. T.E.A.M. -> Together Everyone Achieves More.
Host your own Walk
Home Hospice Association invites you to draw members of your circle together in celebration of loved ones, while supporting individual and collective healing through our annual Moonlit Memory Walk. Hosting a walk is easy, rewarding, and gives you and your group the opportunity to participate at your most convenient location.
The best part… you decide how your fundraising dollars will be spent in your community.