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Hike/Bike for Hospice:

Celebrating Over 30 years of Sparrow Hospice Services


Please note that the date of the 2015 Hike/Bike for Hospice has changed:


Save the Date


May 17, 2015


This year's Hike/Bike for Hospice was a touching tribute to those who have ended life's journey. Memorial pickets lined the pathway as the hiker walked: a lasting memorial to those we honor every year with love. All participants enjoyed great music, wonderful food, and family centered activities. We'd like to extend a very special thank you for everyone who attended, volunteered their time or services, or generously sponsored the 2014 Hike/Bike for Hospice. This beloved event would not have been possible without your support. 


Didn't make it to this year's event, or in need of some inspiration? Read our 2014 highlighted heartwarming story: Annabelle Kong.


This year's Hike/Bike for Hospice debuted a brand new event:

A Just for Kids! Duathalon

Registration fee (per child): $25.00*

Age groups:     4-6 year olds: bike 1 mile and run 0.5 mile

                         7-10 year olds: bike 2 miles and run 1 mile 


For participation tipsand additional information about this fun and exciting event, visit: Motiv8Training.com


*The Duathlon registration fee also allows children to hike, with parents, during the Hike/Bike event as well.


20/40 MILE BIKE  

  • For the bike portion of the event, we are offering two biking routes for different experience levels. You may choose from either a 20 or 40 mile route. Both routes have been carefully mapped out by our Biking Sub-Committee.
  • Please note that the bike routes will start and finish at Granger Meadows Park
  • ALL bikers are invited to join hikers for the opening ceremony prior to their journey.
  • There will be SAG support and a rest stop along the way.
  • Helmets are required. 

Order a picket in memory of your loved one for 2015.  



Children's Activities: 

           Ultimate Bounce Inflatables

           Face Painting

           Potter Park Petting Zoo   


           Special Appearances by Sparty,

           Big Lug, Zeke the Wonder Dog

           and Sir Duncan


Additional Hike/Bike Pathway Activities:


Remembrance Room

A special place to remember loved ones. Please bring a framed photo for display.


Picket Fence Memorial

Keep a loved one's memory alive by purchasing a fence picket. These pickets will line the path of the hikers every year; a lasting tribute to that special loved one. 


Music Therapy

Musical instruments for attendees to play, courtesy of Marshall Music. 


Proceeds from the Hike/Bike for Hospice help to support hospice care for terminally ill individuals with limited or no health insurance.


Our unique and caring offerings:

  • Final dream fulfillment
  • Vigil companions
  • Music therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Life stories
  • Pet therapy

Funds raised to support the following areas of Sparrow Hospice:

  • Bereavement support services
  • Hospice staff education
  • New equipment and technology
  • Charity care for the uninsured
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Rooftop garden


 Thank You to our Generous 2014 Hike/Bike for Hospice Sponsors


Presenting Circle of Life Sponsor (Exclusive) 

Feldman's Bud Kouts Chevrolet


 Quality of Life Bike Sponsor 

Cynthia and David Kragt

Mid-Michigan ParrotHead Club


 Maple Sponsor 

Capital Area Muscle Car Club 

Ron and Carol Horowitz 

Farm Bureau Insurance


Magnolia Memorial Sponsor (Exclusive)


Cedar Lunch Sponsor (Exclusive)


Poplar Picket Fence Sponsor (Exclusive)


Birch Refreshment Sponsor (Exclusive)


Cherry Entertainment Sponsor (Exclusive)


Oak Sponsor 

Azzi Jewelers 




Progressive Impressions International 


MSU Federal Credit Union 


White Pine Sponsor 

 Dewitt Moose Lodge 2291 


Diekema Hamann Architecture


Joe Dimmick Memorial Foundation

 Mint City Jammers

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management  

Norm & Julie Spalding

Marvin & Marie Smokoska

 Schindler Elevator

 Tom & Michelle Wiseman


Walnut Sponsor  


Caliber Home Loans


Lansing Ophthalmology


In-Kind Sponsors 

Capital City Wedding Doves 

The Guitar Center 

PAL Stables 

Lights on Studio 

Planet X 

Qdoba Mexican Grill 

Reno's Sports Bar 

Seta's Fruit 

Sohn Linen 

Quality Dairy





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about Annabelle's

heartwarming story