Thank you for 6 amazing weeks of healing!

159 people logged an astounding 12,776 miles by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, and other activities throughout May and June 2022. There was participation in California, Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, and Washington. It was truly a walk across America!

471 people donated $53,537 to surpass our fundraising goal of $50,000! Hospice SLO County is extremely grateful for this tremendous support.

Individual Winners*

The “Individual with the most Footprints” was quite competitive this year!

Congratulations to Charlotte Hodgkinson who came in first and won the “Individual with the most Footprints” trophy with 130,894 Footprints. Charlotte raised $4,843 and logged 196.4 miles.

Coming in second was Rob Gordon with 129,675 Footprints. Rob participated in memory of his wife Jan and raised $4,525 and biked 331 miles.

As a reminder, 1 Miles covered = 50 Footprints; $1 raised = 25 Footprints.

Congratulations to so many for their heartfelt participation!

Of note:

  • 3rd Place – Dan Troy with 50,915 Footprints
  • 4th Place – Trevor Grimshaw with 48,810 Footprints
  • 5th Place – Sandy Rakowitz with 45,603 Footprints

See all of the individual results here:

*HSLO staff and board where not included in this competition.

Team Winners

Congratulations to Morris & Garritano who collectively earned 274,195 Footprints and came in first for the “Team with the most Footprints!”

With 33 staff members participating, this is the second year in a row that Morris & Garritano has come in first!

Congratulations to all the teams for a job well done!

Of note:

  • Team Hospice Volunteers had 16 members and earned 186,194 Footprints! They also raised the most money of any team, a whopping $6,317.69!

See all of the team results here:



It is our honor to list our sponsors:

  • Sandra Lee & Diane Moroski of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and Haven Properties
  • KSBY
  • Morris & Garritano Insurance
  • Carmel and Naccasha, LLP
  • Cerro Pacific Wealth
  • Dignified Hope Care
  • Dignity Health French Hospital
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Radiology Associates
  • SESLOC Federal Credit Union
  • Trout & Associates
  • Velo Vineyard
  • Elder Placement Professionals
  • Foronjy Financial
  • Idler's Appliances
  • In Trust Legal, Inc
  • More Diagnostics
  • Radovich Mediation Group

$18,000 of the money raised came from our sponsors.


You can see our sponsors here:

We will be celebrating this great accomplishment on social media so please check out our and pages.

The WALK FOR HEALING challenge raised funds to ensure Hospice SLO County has enough resources to recruit, train, supervise, and support volunteers. With the support of volunteers, staff, and donors, Hospice SLO County has a robust Counseling Program, a strong In-Home Support and End-of-Life Doula Program, a dedicated Pet Peace of Mind Program, and a growing Volunteer Corps. Hospice SLO County, a small but mighty local non-profit, has helped thousands of people over the past 44 years and with the support of our community, Hospice SLO County will thrive for another 44 years.