FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17th, 2022

Community Care Northumberland’s Annual Hike, Bike and Bark is back from August 27th to September 10th, 2022. This event is an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s hospice services program, based out of Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, which supports those with a life-threatening illness, their caregivers and loved ones.

Selena Forsyth is a member of our Board of Directors, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, and an active volunteer for Community Care Northumberland (CCN) programs.

She has worn a number of hats throughout her long working life but was first and foremost a journalist and writer for print, radio and TV, a producer with CBC and TV Ontario and even wrote a column for the local Port Hope-Cobourg papers for ten years and was the in-house writer for a local media company.

Selena is once again getting ready for the CCN’s annual Hospice fundraiser, Hike, Bike and Bark. She has been involved for a span of 12 years, and for 12 years has earned the top individual fundraiser award, raising upwards of $50,000! She is now hoping to raise another $6000 in 2022! If you are new to her page for this annual fundraiser, (you can find her amusing exercise regimen story click here) and a link to her fundraiser here:

Selena has been using her story (and sending it by email) to get across why raising money for hospice care is so important to her, adding,

“Volunteering for hospice, for me, has to do with people I know that have died alone…it is very important to me to have someone have a good death and not be scared to die…it is a privilege for me to hear their stories about their life.”

“Ed’s House has been my dream for ten years. Every time I hear people saying good things about Ed’s House, it absolutely makes my heart burst!”

Trish Baird, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Northumberland adds,

“There is no cost to access hospice services whether you are living in your home in the community or while a resident at Ed’s House. The funds raised through this event are critical to support hospice care.  Many thanks go to Selena’s ongoing efforts to make this event a success year after year.”

There is still time to register for Hike, Bike and Bark as an individual, a family or a team or donate to Selena’s fundraising goal here:

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring this event, please phone Community Care Northumberland’s Donor Relations and Communications Office at 905-885-0466.

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Trish Baird                                                                   Lynda Kay

Chief Executive Officer                                                    Director, Donor Relations & Communications

Community Care Northumberland                                  Community Care Northumberland

1-705-653-0955                                                                  1-905-375-5628                                              


Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is a multi-service community support organization in Northumberland County. Through the creation, coordination, and delivery of nutrition, transportation, wellness, in-home and hospice services, CCN improves the health and wellbeing of our clients. Our programs and services improve the quality of life of seniors, adults with disabilities, those recovering from illness or injury, and hospice clients and their loved ones and caregivers, allowing them to remain in their own homes and communities.

Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre is a hospice centre in Hamilton Township that opened in the fall of 2020. An integral service of Community Care Northumberland, the centre acts as a centralized ‘hub’ for CCN’s interdisciplinary hospice services team by providing caregiver support, palliative outreach and education, health system navigation and grief and bereavement support in addition to resident hospice care. Ed’s House provides a comfortable setting to receive palliative support from early family engagement and beyond at no cost to hospice clients and their families.