Walk to aid Pal­lia­tive Care home war­ming up

Ear­ly res­ponse good

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A first an­nual walk to benefit the Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence in Hud­son may on­ly be ta­king place in May, but par­ti­ci­pants are al­rea­dy la­cing up and re­gis­te­ring to help make a dif­fe­rence.

The Vau­dreuil-sou­langes Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence is in­vi­ting people to join the inau­gu­ral event: I walk for the Vau­dreuil-sou­langes Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence. The fun­drai­ser will take place in Hud­son on May 6.

A team of doc­tors in­clu­ding Dr's Syl­vie Du­fresne, An­dreea Ian­cu, Aï­da Pop, Chan­tal Anc­til and He­le­na Neamt, and VSPCR Health Care Di­rec­tor Lu­cie Gui­mond will share ho­no­ra­ry pre­sident's du­ties.

Others from the home ex­pec­ted to walk in­clude nurses, nur­sing as­sis­tants, or­der­lies and pa­tient care vo­lun­teers.

Teams of two or more will need to col­lect $1,000 in or­der to par­ti­ci­pate in the 6 km walk that will start at the Ste­phen F. Shaar Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter in Hud­son. A fa­mi­ly­style pic­nic and ac­ti­vi­ties at Thomp­son Park will fol­low. Or­ga­ni­zers hope to get as ma­ny as 300 wal­kers to par­ti­ci­pate in the first an­nual fun­drai­ser, which they say is "an ab­so­lute ne­ces­si­ty."

Funds will help the home conti­nue to of­fer end-of-life care free of charge to pa­tients and their fa­mi­lies.

To re­gis­ter, go to www.mspvs.org and down­load re­gis­tra­tion and lea­der forms, or call Su­zanne Che­vrier, Events Co­or­di­na­tor at 450 202-2202, ext. 126.

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