Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog
Fun Run Success!
The sun actually shone for a little bit this year as 240 participants walked, jogged, and biked to help raise money for VNA's Vermont Respite House, Vermont's only Medicare-certified hospice home.
Money raised helps provide room, board, personal care and special service for residents, regardless of their ability to pay.
Thanks to the participants and our many corporate and individual sponsors, we met our goal and raised $50,000.
All costs for this event are generously underwritten by:
Willie Racine's, Inc.
Birchwood North Building Services
And Media Sponsors:
The VNA would especially like to thank Principal John Terko and the Allen Brook School for generously donating their site for this event.
Vermont Respite House
Founded in 1991, Vermont Respite House is a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. Vermont Respite House is not a hospital, nursing home or institution, but truly a home-away-from-home where people with terminal illness can spend their final days in peace surrounded by the love of family and friends. Respite House is a unique model in health care. It is the first and currently only Medicare-certified hospice residence in Vermont. Vermont Respite House is committed to the Hospice philosophy of helping people live a quality life until their death by respecting and supporting the uniqueness of each person. A variety of personalized services are provided by a well-qualified interdisciplinary team, house managers and trained volunteers. Services are provided regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or diagnosis.
For more information about Vermont Respite House or to take an online virtual tour, click here.