Vaughan, ON – May 1, 2024 – The annual Hike for Hospice Vaughan is set to return to Sonoma Heights Park on Sunday June 2, 2024, promising a day filled with compassion, camaraderie, and community spirit. This signature fundraising event, open to individuals of all ages and abilities, serves as an annual fundraising event for Hospice Vaughan, a vital asset serving this community.


Hike for Hospice Vaughan is also an opportunity for residents of Vaughan to join hands and hearts in solidarity with those facing life-limiting illnesses and their families. By participating in this event, individuals will make a tangible difference in the lives of others while fostering a sense of unity and compassion within the community.


“We are thrilled to announce the return of Hike for Hospice Vaughan,” said Stephanie Karapita, Executive Director of Hospice Vaughan. “This event holds a special place in the hearts of our community as it allows us to come together, celebrate life, and honour the memory of our loved ones. Every step taken and every dollar raised helps ensure that Hospice Vaughan can continue to provide essential services and support to those in need at no charge.”


The Hike for Hospice Vaughan offers something for everyone, whether you prefer a leisurely stroll through the scenic trails of Sonoma Heights Park or a more brisk walk to get the heart pumping. Participants can register individually or as part of a team, making it a perfect opportunity to gather friends, family, and colleagues for a meaningful cause.


One of the most poignant aspects of Hike for Hospice Vaughan is its role in providing solace and comfort to grieving families and friends. For many, this event serves as an outlet to celebrate the enduring legacy of their loved one while finding strength in the support of others who understand their journey. This celebration is signified during the hike when all participants hold hands around the Hospice Vaughan building in a “hug” formation.


“As this year’s Chair of Hike for Hospice, I walk in honour of my father, in honour of the hundreds of families that have been welcomed through the doors of Hospice Vaughan, and in honour of all of those still to pass through them. ” shared Alex Lombardi, Chair of the Hike for Hospice Vaughan.


In addition to the hike itself, the event will feature entertainment, food vendors, and activities for children, creating a festive atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy. Participants are encouraged to fundraise leading up to the event, with all proceeds directly benefiting Hospice Vaughan’s programs and services.


Registration for Hike for Hospice Vaughan 2024 open April 15th, 2024. To register or learn more about how you can get involved, visit


Join us on June 2, 2024, as we lace up our hiking boots or sneakers, come together as a community, and take steps towards a brighter future for Hospice Vaughan and all those it serves.



Date & Time: June 2nd, 2024

9:00am: Registration Opens

10:00am: Opening Ceremonies

10:30am: Walk Starts

Lunch & festivities to follow

Location: Sonoma Heights Park- 100 Sunset Ridge, Woodbridge, ON

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About Hospice Vaughan:

Hospice Vaughan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality hospice palliative care wherever and whenever it is needed.  To learn more about Hospice Vaughan and our mission, please visit


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Mary Little

Communications and Stewardship Officer