Reflection and Celebration at St. Peter’s Hospital

The preciousness of life and the importance of family were the inspiration behind some memorable events held at St. Peter’s Hospital this past summer.

Walk Around the Block participants enjoy the photo booth.

Walk Around the Block participants enjoy the photo booth.

It was a beautiful sight to behold on June 26, as 190 guests released butterflies in honour of their loved ones. St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation hosted the fifth annual Celebration of Life and Memorial Wall Service. The Memorial Wall features names of loved ones whose families have donated $1,000 or more to honour their memory, and the wall serves as a place for families to reflect and show gratitude for the care their loved ones have received.

On September 10, the Foundation was host to a more lighthearted event when participants traveled back in time to the 1960s at the second annual Walk Around the Block. As part of the Grandparents Day celebration, Walk Around the Block was a non-competitive fundraising walk and wheelchair stroll for participants all ages. Prizes were awarded for best costume and best decorated wheelchair. Proceeds support priority needs.