The Iowa City Hospice Walk for Dignity is a community event that gives families and friends an opportunity to remember and honor the memories of their loved ones, celebrate life, and show support for Iowa City Hospice. Iowa City Hospice has been committed to making this event possible since 2000. The best part of this event is that 100% of the donations collected and financial gifts received support direct patient care for Iowa City Hospice.
We not only encourage individuals to get involved, but also promote groups to form teams to raise funds and walk on the day of the event. Whether a person is gathering financial support individually, or getting a team group together, it is likely that many of those people have been impacted in some way by hospice care. It may have been locally by Iowa City Hospice, or by a different agency in another community.
With the support of events like the Walk for Dignity, Iowa City Hospice can continue to ensure that quality, compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement services are available to anyone in our community who needs them for many years to come.
2017 Walk for Dignity Recap
The 2017 Walk for Dignity Honorary Family, the Classy Chassy Cruisers Car Club of Iowa City, led over 400 supporters of Iowa City Hospice at the 18th Annual Walk for Dignity, held on Sunday, April 23rd in Willow Creek Park.
Participants, many honoring loved ones who had been cared for by Iowa City Hospice, raised critical funds for patient care with a fundraising total of over $72,000. In 2016, Iowa City Hospice provided 1,093 days of charity care. The Walk for Dignity event is vital to the support of our ongoing mission. For over 33 years, Iowa City Hospice continues to provide care to those who need it, without regard for the ability to pay.
“Many members of Classy Chassy Cruisers and their families have been touched by the compassionate end-of-life care provided by Iowa City Hospice. We are proud to participate in the Walk for Dignity to not only raise funds for Iowa City Hospice’s continued work, but also to raise awareness of the extraordinary contribution Iowa City Hospice makes in adding life to each day,” said Mike Drapac of the Classy Chassy Cruisers.