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Gifford’s 17th Last Mile fundraiser kicks off Saturday

Aug 10 2022, 2:33 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

CONTACT: Scott Fleishman, Gifford Health Care, [email protected]

RANDOLPH, Vt., August 10, 2022— Since 2006, Gifford’s Last Mile event has raised more than $1 million dollars for patients and their families enduring the stress and heartache that comes with end-of-life care. That support continues the next two weekends starting this Saturday with a bicycle ride featuring gravel and road routes.

Check-in for the bicycle ride on August 13 begins at 8 a.m. at the Randolph Rec. Field. You can choose from a 24-mile road or 21-mile gravel route starting at 9 a.m. or an 11-mile road or 11-mile gravel route starting at 10 a.m. It’s $25 per person. Food will be provided.

Friday, August 19 is the Last Mile 5k Run and Walk beginning at 6 p.m.with check-in starting at 4:30 p.m. at Gifford Park in Randolph. The registration fee is $25 per person. Participants are encouraged to create teams with friends and family. There will be food provided and Royalton-based band, Something Reckless, will perform live.

The event concludes Saturday, August 20 with a 75-mile motorcycle ride through various central Vermont communities. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Gifford Park and the ride starts at 10 a.m. There will be a barbeque following the ride. The entrance fee is $50 per driver and $75 per driver and passenger.

You can also participate in the ride, run or walk virtually anytime before August 20.

Amazing door prizes will be available at all three events. Quilt and 50/50 raffle prizes are available as well with drawings taking place following the motorcycle ride on Aug. 20. To register and for more information on the event including routes and frequently asked questions, go to lastmileride.com.

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Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; an adult day program; 49-unit independent living facility, and an award-winning nursing home. Its mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.

 

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