The Cochrane Hospice Society is set to hold their annual Hike for Hospice this weekend. 

Society President, Ozzie Sawicki said their goal is advocacy and education on end-of-life care. 

"For people who have lost loved ones, it's a great opportunity for them to come out and share stories and share experiences with people who are going through similar grief, and an opportunity for them to celebrate their loved ones who have passed on." 

Everyone in Cochrane is welcome to attend the event on Sunday. 

Right now, people must travel to the city or outlying areas for end-of-life care, but Sawicki is hoping that will change soon and they will be able to provide hospice care right here in Cochrane. 

"I think the goal for us isn't a bricks and mortar hospice, just the cost of managing something like that can be quite exorbitant. What we're doing is working with potential partners in the community. We're having discussions with Big Hill Lodge, with Hawthorne and facilities that would be a logical place to have hospice beds available to people."    

The hike will go on Sunday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Pre-registration will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The hike will be a five-kilometre round-trip that starts and ends at Mitford Park.

Burgers and hot dogs will be on hand after the hike. 

Event goers will have the opportunity to make a donation to support the society on Sunday in-person or online.

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Spray Lake Sport Centre, the society hosts a weekly support walk where anyone is welcome to attend.