Go the Distance or Swim the Lake for Hospicare!

Go the Distance or Swim the Lake for Hospicare! supporting Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Hospicare & Palliative Care Services

About WS2021

In 2020, thanks to our amazing community, we hit our goal of raising more than $425,000….in the middle of a pandemic!! THANK YOU!! ​ For 2021 we are planning a hybrid event with different options to participate. YOU choose which is the best fit for you!

  • GO THE DISTANCE – Between May 3 and August 14 anyone can participate by doing any activity in support of Hospicare. Whether you are walkin’, swimmin' laps, knittin’, bikin’, or pickin’ up trash, we are grateful for your support!
  • WOMEN SWIMMIN' FOR HOSPICARE – Swim the lake! Our swimmin' women are invited to join us for a 1.2 mile out and back swim in our beloved Cayuga Lake. Our modified Swim Day event on August 14 will adhere to CDC guidelines and prioritizes the safety of our community and our swimmers. We will start and end at the Yacht Club. Spectators will be able to watch via Live Stream. 

Our Mission Statement 

Go the Distance and Women Swimmin' for Hospicare is a fundraising event that supports the care which Hospicare & Palliative Care Services brings to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a life-limiting  illness and/or following a death. This event raises funds and provides information and education about the agency and its mission in a manner that is inclusive, fun, and consistent with Hospicare’s ideal of respect for all people.


Starts at:  April 30, 2021 5:00 AM
Ends at:  December 31, 2021 10:59 PM


Ithaca Yacht Club
1090 Glenwood Road
Ithaca,NY 14850 USA


Terry Taney

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Where Does The Money Go?

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors who cover event expenses, 100% of funds raised are used to help care for patients and support their loved ones. 

What About Insurance or Medicare/Medicaid?

About 83% of Hospicare’s services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances. Funds raised bridge the gap and ensure that everyone in our community has access to high-quality and compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay.

What Is Hospicare?​

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services is a 501c(3) non-profit hospice that serves Cortland and Tompkins counties in NY. We provide medical expertise and compassionate, respectful care to anyone in our community who is facing a life-limiting illness, and we support their loved ones through the illness and their grief.

For more information, please visit our website:


Thanks to our generous sponsors

You make our community a wonderful place to call home!

Our sponsors enable Hospicare to cover all costs associated with Go the Distance and Women Swimmin’, guaranteeing that every dollar raised can go directly to supporting patients and families throughout Cortland and Tompkins counties. In exchange for this generosity, Hospicare celebrates its sponsors in many ways, ranging from name or logo inclusion on our marketing materials to guaranteed registration spots for your employees and friends!