Every year in October you’ll find groups of individuals in crazy gear pushing beds along Bloor Street West in The Kingsway. Don’t call the police just yet as these upstanding individuals are participating in the Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race in Etobicoke and are doing it all for charity!
The 8th Annual Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race takes place in the morning of Saturday October 29th and gains in popularity each year. I can’t think of many things more fun than dressing up in your favourite costume and together with your friends, family, or co-workers, push a bed as fast as you can down a street that is usually full of cars. Teams can have as many people as they choose but only six can actually participate in the race. Beds are provided the Dorothy Lee Hospice but your team can dress them up as however you like five minutes before race time. Prices are given out for Best Costume, Best Bed Decorations, and Fastest Bed Race Times. Team entry is only $100 but you are asked to raise $1,000 for this great charity. For more details please check out the website below for the brochure, race rules, and schedule which includes a team breakfast.
The event raises much-needed funds for The Dorothy Ley Hospice. “Founded in 1990, The Dorothy Ley Hospice is a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss. Their programs meet the patient’s physical, emotional, spiritual and support needs helping them to live life to the fullest. Our services are provided at no cost to the individual thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners.”
Just a quick note that the fun is not only for the teams participating but for the spectators as well. There will be face painting, pumpkin carving, and live music throughout the event including Pumpkinfest in The Kingsway for the kids. So head on down to the Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race. No bed required!
Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race: Where and When in Etobicoke…
|WHERE:||Bloor Street West (The Kingsway), Etobicoke, ON|
|WHEN:||Saturday, October 29th 2016, 10am to 1pm|
|WEBSITE:||Bed Race Signup Site|