Wal­kers wan­ted for pal­lia­tive care home event

Five walk lo­ca­tions make par­ti­ci­pa­tion ea­sy

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A third an­nual team walk to be­ne­fit the Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence is just around the cor­ner, but or­ga­ni­zers say there is still time to si­gn up.

The Bou­ras­sa Boyer Walk for the VSPCR, ta­king place at exact­ly 10 a.m. on May 4, will si­mul­ta­neous­ly kick off in five dif­ferent re­gio­nal towns in­clu­ding Hud­son, Ri­gaud, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Co­teau­du-Lac and Vau­dreuil-Do­rion.

Fa­mi­lies, friends, co-wor­kers and par­ti­ci­pants of all ages are en­cou­ra­ged to form teams of two or more par­ti­ci­pants. Each team must col­lect a mi­ni­mum $1,000 in or­der to par­ti­ci­pate.

Those or­ga­ni­zing the day say they hope to raise at least $175,000 during the walk that will conclude at each lo­ca­tion with bar­be­cues or fa­mi­ly pic­nics.

The towns

The first walk, which took place in Hud­son, has ex­pan­ded to in­clude five dif­ferent walk sites in­clu­ding: No­treDame-de-l’Île-Perrot where par­ti­ci­pants will walk the wa­ter­front grounds of the his­to­ric Pointe-du-Mou­lin Park and Ri­gaud, where wal­ker will de­part from Park Char­tier-De Lot­bi­nière and tra­vel along the trails of the l’Es­ca­pade path. Wal­kers in Co­teau-du-Lac will de­par­ture from that town’s com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter, tra­vel along the bike trails and end at the Co­teau-du-Lac Na­tio­nal His­to­ric Site, while those si­gning up to walk in Vau­dreuil-Do­rion will start at Va­lois Park, tra­vel along the bike path run­ning pa­ral­lel to the Lake of Two Moun­tains, and end at the Châ­teau Vau­dreuil. They will head back to Va­lois Park for the pic­nic.

Fi­nal­ly, Hud­son wal­kers will de­part from Jack Lay­ton Park, make their way through the town to­ward the San­dy Beach Na­ture Trail and re­turn to Lay­ton Park for the post walk fes­ti­vi­ties.

With si­mul­ta­neous walks ta­king place in so ma­ny no­table lo­ca­tions, the theme of the event ac­cor­ding to or­ga­ni­zers, is Dis­co­ve­ry, So­cia­li­za­tion and Health Be­ne­fits.

Funds rai­sed during the five walks will be used to help the VSPCR conti­nue of­fe­ring its end-of-life care free of charge to pa­tients and their fa­mi­lies.

To re­gis­ter for the May 4 walk, or to volunteer, contact Su­zanne Chevrier at 450 202-2202, ex­ten­sion 126, or by email at: sche­vrier@mspvs.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, vi­sit the VSPCR at www.vspcr.org.

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