Ride Report: The 5th Annual Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care
Denis managed our Sidney store for 20 years. He was a strong cycling advocate and an active member of our community. He died in 2014, before my time here at Russ Hay’s. I never got to meet Denis but what I have been able to witness is his beautiful legacy -an annual ride that brings the community together to raise money for the Saanich Peninsula Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit (PCU).
What is Palliative Care?
Death. It’s funny that this inevitable part of life is something we don’t talk about very often. But all of us will die, and all of us probably want that process to be as comfortable and dignified as possible, for ourselves and the ones we love - this is where palliative care comes in.
When we think medical care, we think cure or getting better, but palliative care is about neither of these. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary care model for those who have a terminal illness. Perhaps better said, it is about providing comfort, relief, and the enabling people to traverse the process of death with dignity.
The Difference You Make
When you sign up for the Denis Ride 100% of your pedal strokes and your donations make a real difference. Fundraising from events like the Denis Ride contribute to funding special equipment, special spaces and special training for the healthcare team at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital PCU. Special equipment like the medication pumps that allow for continuous symptom management. Special spaces like private rooms, sleeping chairs for loved ones, and a sunroom. Special training like the cultural education for PCU staff that helps them understand the W’SANEC people’s traditions better.
See You Next Year
On Sunday, May 26th, 55 people got together this year’s 5th annual Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care. And this happy group of riders raised $6500 towards aiding the Saanich Peninsula Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit.
Next year, please join us for a great ride. Please join us in remembering one of our own. Please join us in making the 6th Annual Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care even more impactful.
Click here to learn more about the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation.
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Mike has been riding bikes ever since he graduated from his tricycle. Once a competitive triathlete, he now loves to ride for enjoyment. Currently, he is loving getting deeper into the gravel scene!
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