‘Hike for Hope’ benefit for West Valley nonprofit coming to Peoria

Billy’s Place sponsors annual event Feb. 15


The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 N. Black Rock Blvd., Peoria.

The hike is a family-friendly event for all ages, and will feature therapy animals, music, raffles, activities, food and fun.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m., and the hike will last approximately one hour with time before and after to partake in the activities. Individuals can participate for $40 or create a larger team online.

Registration required in advance to ensure a T-shirt, however registrations are welcome until the start of the hike. Register online at billysplace.me.

Sponsorship opportunities and vendor table rentals available for the event as well.

Billy’s Place is a safe community for grieving kids and families located in the West Valley. There are several options of free peer support/education groups for children ages 3 to 30 and their family members. The groups are open to those who have experienced the death of a mom, dad, brother, sister, or primary caregiver.

Participants take part in activities designed to help discuss death through play, art, storytelling, music and talking.

“Our community has been so supportive of Billy’s Place while helping those who are struggling with grief,” founder Juli Schragel stated in a news release. “This hike is such a great way to be outside, enjoy time with family and friends and memorialize your special person”

To register for the Hike for Hope, create a team or sponsor the event call 623-414-9838 or visit billysplace.me.