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Hike for Hope raises $90,000

Over 600 hikers joined together for Hope at Del Valle Regional Park

Over 600 people took part in the ninth annual Hike for Hope, raising money for Hope Hospice and Home Health. (Photo by Chuck Deckert)

The ninth annual Hike for Hope at Livermore’s Del Valle Regional Park last month raised more than $90,000 for Hope Hospice and Home Health.

With more than 600 hikers and walkers on the trails, the Hike for Hope gave participants an opportunity to remember departed loved ones and support Hope in its mission as a local patient caregiver. The funds raised during the event allow Hope to provide services such as the Family Caregiver Education Series and grief support services to the public for no cost.

“We are so grateful to the Hike for Hope participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers,” Hope CEO Jennifer Hansen said in a statement. “As a nonprofit agency, Hope is blessed by the generosity of our community, which makes our programs and services possible.”

Jennifer Pettley, Hope’s director of development, added, “We are also grateful for the folks from MCE Corp., which treated all the hikers and volunteers to a wonderful barbecue lunch following the hike.”

Go to the event website for a full list of sponsors and to view updates for the 10th anniversary of the Hike for Hope, set to take place next year on May 2.

Top Team Fundraisers

First place: Team Bravehearts, $3,232

Second place: Revelli Team Hope, $2,073

Third place: Team Roger, $1,815

Fourth place: Team Peachy, $1,352

Top Individual Fundraisers

First place: Victoria Oliver, $1,540

Second place: Colin Ritchie, $1,515

Third place: Linda Simpson, $1,370

Fourth place: Angie Birdwell-Royers, $1,210

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