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The Kindred Credit Union Hike for Hospice: Supporting End of Life Care

Kitchener, ON – Kindred is pleased to join with Hospice of Waterloo Region for the third year as presenting partner of the Kindred Credit Union Hike for Hospice. This annual five kilometre walk or run raises funds for the programs and services offered by Hospice of Waterloo Region, including the Community Outreach Hospice Services program.

Hospice of Waterloo Region’s vision is to create a community where no one experiences the end of life alone. The Kindred Credit Union Hike for Hospice is one of Hospice of Waterloo Region’s main fundraisers, supporting programs that bring comfort and care to more than 1,400 people each year.

“This partnership speaks volumes about our mutual commitment to bringing peace and comfort to people and their families at the end of life’s journey,” notes Ian Thomas, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re pleased to support a local agency that shares our values and reflects our purpose.”

The Kindred Credit Union Hike for Hospice will be held on Sunday, September 22, on the beautiful trails of Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo.

Registration starts at Laurel Creek at 9:00 a.m.  A memorial reflection and moment of contemplation for those who have been served in the past year will begin at 10:00, and hikers will head to the trails at 10:30. A free barbecue lunch will start at 11:30, followed by entertainment and prizes.

“We are very thankful for Kindred’s support,” states Judy Nairn, Executive Director at Hospice of Waterloo Region. “Our collaboration, which is key to the success of our event, demonstrates the positive social impact that can be achieved when a community comes together for a great cause.”

To register, sponsor a participant, or learn more about the event, please visit

About Kindred Credit Union
Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Kitchener, Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for people across Ontario who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Through Kindred’s eight full-service branches and our award-winning online banking platform, we offer our members a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services. For more information please visit

About Hospice of Waterloo Region
Hospice of Waterloo Region is a charitable organization dedicated to providing comfort, care, and support to people affected by life threatening illness. In the past year, over 1,400 individuals have benefited from services and programs, which are provided at no charge.  Services and programs are provided in homes, hospitals, long-term care and residential hospices by specially trained staff and volunteers.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Parker  
Hike for Hospice Event Coordinator
519.743.4114, ext. 119          

Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, ext. 5211

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