Join Ian Bos as he walks through our community on his cross-Canada hike in support of hospice palliative care! The Shuswap Hospice Society will be hosting Ian while he’s in Salmon Arm so come out to the Prestige Harbourfront Resort on Oct. 12. Doors open at 1:30pm. Watch for more information in the local newspapers.
His personal story:
My name is Ian Bos. On 16 January 2015, my father, Ted Bos, passed away after a brave fight with cancer. He was 68 years old. We had many ups and downs with the medical system; however, Ted was treated with the utmost compassion and dignity by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
With their assistance, we were able to keep Dad at home where he wanted to be with his family with the confidence that if we needed anything, they would be there. And they were there with us every step of the way.
On 21 May 2015, I embarked on a cross-country walk in memory of my father and in honor of the excellent care that Dad received at the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
My goal is to raise $25,000 for the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society and to raise funds and awareness for palliative care societies across Canada, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), and the provincial palliative care associations.