“What is Our Number One
Fear at End of Life?”
…the Answer is
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?
Home Hospice Association can change how we live and die, but only if our work matters as much to you as it does to us. We are not funded by the Canadian health care system. Many corporations want to make a donation to something that feels good…like cures. But regardless of medical advances, sadly, illness takes more lives than it cures. The reality is that we are desperately needed, and that need is growing at an alarming rate.
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!
Why is the
Moonlit Memory Walk
Home Hospice Association’s
Major Annual Fundraiser?
Similar to the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, end of life care needs the support of an entire community. This requires funding. As a Canadian Registered Charity, donations are the only way we are able to end the suffering that a terminal diagnosis most often causes. Fundraising events, such as Moonlit Memory Walk, raise awareness, generate much needed funding and introduces new potential to our cause. Our event was also designed to “give back” to those who participate. Moonlit Memory Walk helps to promote teamwork/synergy, reduces the feeling of isolation and disconnection while giving those who participate a safe, non-judgemental space to honour their loved ones and say their name.