Hike/Bike for Hospice:
Celebrating Over 30 years of Sparrow Hospice Services
Please note that the date of the 2015 Hike/Bike for Hospice has changed:
Save the Date
May 17, 2015
This year's Hike/Bike for Hospice was a touching tribute to those who have ended life's journey. Memorial pickets lined the pathway as the hiker walked: a lasting memorial to those we honor every year with love. All participants enjoyed great music, wonderful food, and family centered activities. We'd like to extend a very special thank you for everyone who attended, volunteered their time or services, or generously sponsored the 2014 Hike/Bike for Hospice. This beloved event would not have been possible without your support.
Didn't make it to this year's event, or in need of some inspiration? Read our 2014 highlighted heartwarming story: Annabelle Kong.
This year's Hike/Bike for Hospice debuted a brand new event:
A Just for Kids! Duathalon
Registration fee (per child): $25.00*
Age groups: 4-6 year olds: bike 1 mile and run 0.5 mile
7-10 year olds: bike 2 miles and run 1 mile
For participation tipsand additional information about this fun and exciting event, visit: Motiv8Training.com
*The Duathlon registration fee also allows children to hike, with parents, during the Hike/Bike event as well.
20/40 MILE BIKE
- For the bike portion of the event, we are offering two biking routes for different experience levels. You may choose from either a 20 or 40 mile route. Both routes have been carefully mapped out by our Biking Sub-Committee.
- Please note that the bike routes will start and finish at Granger Meadows Park.
- ALL bikers are invited to join hikers for the opening ceremony prior to their journey.
- There will be SAG support and a rest stop along the way.
- Helmets are required.
Order a picket in memory of your loved one for 2015.
Ultimate Bounce Inflatables
Potter Park Petting Zoo
Special Appearances by Sparty,
Big Lug, Zeke the Wonder Dog
Additional Hike/Bike Pathway Activities:
A special place to remember loved ones. Please bring a framed photo for display.
Picket Fence Memorial
Keep a loved one's memory alive by purchasing a fence picket. These pickets will line the path of the hikers every year; a lasting tribute to that special loved one.
Musical instruments for attendees to play, courtesy of Marshall Music.
Proceeds from the Hike/Bike for Hospice help to support hospice care for terminally ill individuals with limited or no health insurance.
Our unique and caring offerings:
- Final dream fulfillment
- Vigil companions
- Music therapy
- Massage therapy
- Life stories
- Pet therapy
Funds raised to support the following areas of Sparrow Hospice:
- Bereavement support services
- Hospice staff education
- New equipment and technology
- Charity care for the uninsured
- Complimentary therapies
- Rooftop garden
Thank You to our Generous 2014 Hike/Bike for Hospice Sponsors
Presenting Circle of Life Sponsor (Exclusive)
Feldman's Bud Kouts Chevrolet
Quality of Life Bike Sponsor
Cynthia and David Kragt
Mid-Michigan ParrotHead Club
Capital Area Muscle Car Club
Ron and Carol Horowitz
Farm Bureau Insurance
Magnolia Memorial Sponsor (Exclusive)
Cedar Lunch Sponsor (Exclusive)
Poplar Picket Fence Sponsor (Exclusive)
Birch Refreshment Sponsor (Exclusive)
Cherry Entertainment Sponsor (Exclusive)
Progressive Impressions International
MSU Federal Credit Union
White Pine Sponsor
Dewitt Moose Lodge 2291
Diekema Hamann Architecture
Joe Dimmick Memorial Foundation
Mint City Jammers
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Norm & Julie Spalding
Marvin & Marie Smokoska
Tom & Michelle Wiseman
Caliber Home Loans
Capital City Wedding Doves
The Guitar Center
Lights on Studio
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Reno's Sports Bar