Hospice Launches Bucket List Initiative
Prince George, B.C. – Bucket lists, the things you would like to accomplish, the dream you would like to fulfil during your life. A new initiative has been started in Prince George to make those dreams come true.
It’s a two part initiative says PG Hospice Society executive Director Donna Flood “We want to create a community that is committed to understanding how important it is to pause and do the things you need to do to fulfill your bucket list.”
Part one will involve commenting on a facebook page, (Bucket List PG) sharing your bucket list items. That facebook page will also allow local businesses to step up and fulfill some of those dreams. “It’s a two fold opportunity about engaging people in the community and those in the community who want to fulfill those wishes.”
She encourages people to post videos or images of themselves achieving their bucket list goals and to use #bucketlistpg on twitter and the facebook page.
Part two is a gala event set for September 22nd at the Civic Centre. An individual ticket for this dinner and speaker event will include an opportunity for the ticket purchaser to list three items they would like to achieve in this life. The “A” item would be the one that is probably the most difficult to achieve, such as meeting a famous person or climbing Mount Everest. The “B” and “C” items could be things that are more easily achievable, such as getting in shape, learning camera skills, taking up fly fishing, learning how to cook French cuisine.
Each week, one ticket will be drawn, and someone’s “B” or “C” item will become reality. Their ticket will go back in the barrel, and the grand prize, which is the awarding of the “A” list item, will be drawn at the gala.'”It’s about changing the way we live and think” says Flood “It’s really about living our best life, getting out there and rejoicing in our own experiences and excitement and enjoying other peoples.”
The project has been developed in conjunction with UNLTD Media Events and CBIG- the Canadian Benefits Investment & Insurance Group in Prince George.
The gala is a fundraiser for the Prince George Hospice Society , guest speaker will be Ben Nemtin from the MTV series on bucket lists “The Buried Life”. During that series, he and three friends hit the road in a motor home in an effort achieve their bucket list dreams which included appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show, asking Taylor Swift for a date, and playing basketball with former U.S. President Barrack Obama.
While participating in the facebook page and social media portion of this initiative is free, tickets for the gala go on sale tomorrow at noon at Central Interior Ticketing.
Donna Flood says while there is a fundraising component to the campaign, it’s so much more than that “When I look at this, I look at it through the lens of how do we create a community that really values living and supports each other in achieving the goals?”