Hike for Hospice Raises $48,000
Toronto, ON – On Sunday, May 6, 2012 Sutton Group – Assurance Realty Inc.* participated for the first time in the 5-kilometre Hike for Hospice benefiting the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke. With 61 sponsors and 21 hikers, the Sutton office raised an amazing $5,800 making them the top fundraising team! In total, this year’s event raised $48,000 for the hospice, which provides compassionate care free of charge to terminally ill patients. The care facility relies entirely on donations and community partners.
Broker of Record Carol Payne was happy to rally her team to participate in the Hike for Hospice. “We feel proud and privileged to be part of this worthy cause and hope this is the beginning of an annual event for our team,” says Carol.
“The Dorothy Ley Hospice does invaluable work in the community, not only providing nursing care, compassion and kindness to the terminally ill but in providing support to the many families of the sick. They rely on community fundraising events to add to their limited government funds in order to keep all of their beds open.”
Hiking for the Sutton Group – Assurance Realty Inc.* team were REALTORS® Corinne Del Piero, Karena Koh, David Young, Anne Thorburn, Irene Murray and Catherine Hayward; Broker of Record Carol Payne and Administrator Marisa Mendonca. They each received generous donations from REALTORS® in their office as well as community sponsors and were accompanied by numerous family and friends.
Participants enjoyed a beautiful sunny day and the supportive cheers of people along the route. After the hike, there were heartfelt speeches, a dove release to remember those who have passed away and a barbeque. “The camaraderie enjoyed by our whole team was inspiring,” says Carol.
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