Inaugural High Country Hike for Hospice to Benefit Local Hospice Care

The inspirational 3-mile loop will provide the hikers with a panoramic view of the majestic Ten Mile Range and Lake Dillon. Thought provoking quotes along the path will encourage reflection, healing and growth.

Check-in for the hike starts at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 15 at the Nordic Center Lodge in Frisco and participants can begin hiking immediately after check-in. The High Country Hike for Hospice is a pet-friendly event and leashed, tail wagging dogs are welcome to join.

All funds raised from High Country Hike for Hospice go towards supporting charity care and hospice services not reimbursed by the Medicare Hospice Benefit including spiritual care, bereavement services and volunteer coordination. Bristlecone Health Services is a non-profit, fully licensed organization that relies heavily on the support of the Summit County community.

Hikers can register for $25 by calling sa Armstrong at 970-668-8444 or email asaarmstrong@centura.org. Hikers may also register the morning of the event at check-in.

For an additional $20 donation, hikers can purchase a seedling in memory of loved ones to be planted in 2011 through the Legacy Forest campaign. All proceeds from the campaign benefits hospice and home healthcare programs with Bristlecone Health Services and also helps renews our Summit County Forests.

About Bristlecone Health Services

Bristlecone Health Services offers home health services to those in need in Summit County. The non-profit team of nurses, therapists, social workers, aides and chaplains provide compassionate care right in the comfort of the patients home. Bristlecone Health Services is a part of Centura Health at Home, with more than 1,300 employees serving communities across the state, caring for more people in more places than any other organization of its kind in Colorado. Together with Centura Health at Home, Bristlecone Health Services brings a continuum of expert, innovative, compassionate care to people of all ages, in all the places they call home. For more information about Bristlecone Health Services, please visit bristleconehealthservices.org