Postcards from Scotland: Colchester East Hants Hospice employee heads to Scotland to raise funds and awareness for Hospice.

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Truro, NS – Colchester East Hants Hospice social worker, Linda Turner, is headed for Scotland! Linda will be participating in the Scottish Half Marathon on September 6th 2014 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Hospice. With an aim of raising $2500.00, Linda will send a postcard, from Scotland, to each individual who sponsors her run!

Linda decided to take on this challenge for four reasons: to promote healthy/active living; to promote living life to its fullest; to set an example of how an individual can raise funds for a cause; and, most importantly, as a thank-you to all those who have supported Hospice over the years. As a staff member Linda feels it is still important to be “part of the fundraising process, and to contribute to Hospice in a different way.”

On a personal note, Linda turns 54 the day after the race: “I believe it is important to remain active through all our lives, and always be pursing new challenges.” Linda’s 22 year old daughter Genevieve will be there to celebrate this with her. “Genevieve will be participating in the race with me. I hope others may look to our adventure as an example of how they too can have fun with a loved one for a great cause!” 

Anyone interested in supporting Linda, and receiving a postcard from Scotland, can make a pledge in two ways: 

  1. Visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street Truro, NS
  2. Visiting www.runningroom.com – click “Giving” and then search Linda Turner under “Pledge an Athlete.” 

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying. 

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

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Media Contact Information:
Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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The Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draws are growing! During rollover weeks pots have grown to nearly $500 - a nice return on playing a toonie!

You can now play from Masstown to Enfield and many points in between (Truro, Brookfield, Middle/Upper Stewiacke, Stewiacke, Milford, Elmsdale, Enfield). See exact locations below or call Hospice to pre-pay!

Masstown Market
The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub
Esso Robie Street Truro
NovelTea Bookstore Cafe
Roops Esso
Bistro 2511
Upper Stewiacke Co-op
Esso Milford
Coldstream Clear Distillery
Esso Elmsdale
Leno's Stop Shop
Cup of Soul
Esso Enfield
Hospice Truro Office (89 Queen Street)

A BIG thank you for supporting hospice to our players and business bucket locations!
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A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn

Stop by the @Col_Historeum tonight at 7pm for "Historical Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief". A panel discussion in collaboration with @hospice_ceh This is a free event, all welcome!

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