hike-for-hope-hikersGather your family, friends and co-workers or come solo for Hope Hospice’s Sixth Annual The Hike for Hope 2016 on Saturday, April 30, at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Participants can check-in and start their hike from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The event ends at noon.

The Hike for Hope is a memorial hike and fundraiser. All net proceeds from this worthy event enable Hope Hospice to continue a 35-year tradition of providing comfort and compassion to patients and their families at the end of life. Hope Hospice relies on the generous support of the event hikers and the community to make this fundraising effort a success.

Two trail options are available for The Hike for Hope participants.  One is an easy 2.6 mile roundtrip route (which is easily shortened) traveling along the lake, turning around at the Hetch Hetchy Group Camp. The other route is a 4.4 mile hike with a moderate incline. It follows along the Ridgeline and Hetch Hetchy trails, providing spectacular views of the valley, lake and surrounding hills.

Hikers can form teams for fun, to build camaraderie or engage in a spirited competition with other organizations and businesses.

Early registration fee for The Hike for Hope is $35 through April 15; and $45 on or after April 16. Hikers can easily sign up by going to TheHikeForHope.com or by calling Hope Hospice at 925-829-8770 for a printed registration form.

We invite businesses in the community to support this event by becoming a sponsor.  Corporate sponsorship levels are Hope, $15,000; Excellence, $10,000; Compassion, $5,000; Comfort, $2,500 and Kindness, $1,000. Interested sponsors please contact Natalie Brown on her direct line at (925) 829-0119, x222.