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2017 Hike/Bike for Hospice

Granger Meadows Park

Sunday, May 21, 2017 



Online Registration for Hike is closed, though you are welcome to register at the event.  Click here to donate or support a Hiker/Biker. 



Each year, a family is selected from those who have benefitted 
from the services of Sparrow Hospice. This year, we are
proud to honor the life and family of Ari Golden.

Please click here to read Ari's story.

  Ari Golden, 1969-2015 




The Hike/Bike for Hospice is a touching tribute to those who have ended life's journey. Memorial pickets line the pathway of Granger Meadows Park as the hikers walk: a lasting memorial to those we honor every year with love. Join us and hike or bike for remembrance and reflection. All participants will enjoy great music, wonderful food, and family-centered activities.


We are so proud to celebrate over 30 years of dedication to Sparrow Hospice Services!


 (To donate without participating, please visit our donation page)



7:30 am	   
30 mile Bike Registration (Bikers will begin at 8:00 am)
10:00 am
Hike Registration
11:00 am	
Ceremonies and introduction of Honorary Family
11:30 am
Hike begins

30 Mile Bike (Begins At 8:00 AM)         

Registration Fee: $25.00
This is a 30 mile route which has been carefully mapped out by our Biking Sub-committee.
Course begins and ends at Granger Meadows Park.
All bikers are invited to join hikers for the opening ceremony after their ride.
There will be SAG support and 1 rest stop along the route.
Helmets are required for all participants.



Hike (Begins At 11:30 AM)

Early Registration Fee:	$25.00
Registration Fee (ages 5-14):	$10.00
Day-of Registration Fee: $30.00

Children's Activities  




Bounce Inflatables

Face Painting

Marshall Music Booth

Potter Park Petting Zoo


Additional Activities & Information


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



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



If you have questions about the Hike/Bike for Hospice, please contact Lisa Stewart at Sparrow Foundation at 517.364.3631 or



Unique and caring offerings:            

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


Funds raised will 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
  • Gifts to the Hike/Bike for Hospice may also be used to support the growth of the Hospice Endowment


 Thank You to our Generous 2017 Hike/Bike for Hospice Sponsors!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Watters, Senior Development Officer, or by telephone at 517.364.3619. 




Presenting Circle of Life Sponsor

Maple Sponsor
In honor of Charles and Jeane Anderson
by Beacon of Hope
Carol Horowitz
Oak Sponsor
Azzi Jewelers
White Pine Sponsor
In loving memory of Ari Golden
Dick and Lori Iding
Jim and Margaret Iding
Maurer's Textile Services
Mint City Jammers
Tony Zale
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
In loving memory of Marvin & Marie Smokoska
Norm & Julie Spalding
Tom & Michelle Wiseman
Walnut Sponsor
Ken Bertram In Memory Of Susan Bertram
Caliber Home Loans
Media Sponsors
Foresight Group
Lansing State Journal
Townsquare Media