Vermont Respite House 5k Jiggety Jog and Fun Run

I’ve registered for yet another 5k!  This one is supporting an organization that is really important to me.  The Vermont Respite House provides 24-hour end-of-life care for Vermonters who have terminal illnesses.  Personalized meals, massage, and the ability for beloved pets to stay with patients in the facility are just a few of the wonderful services offered.

My grandmother, Patricia Buckler, spent the last few weeks of her life at the Vermont Respite House, and honestly, if it weren’t for the care and attention she and my whole family received, I don’t know how we would have gotten through such a difficult time.  Not only was my grandmother given the best care, but the staff counseled the entire family through “letting go” and being able to say goodbye.

My mother was actually the top individual fund raiser for 3 years running, but due to bursitis in her hip, she’s no longer able to participate.  That means it’s up to me to carry on the family legacy and raise money in memory of my Gramma Pat.  I have set a personal goal of raising at least $1000 before the race on May 10.  That’s the day after my birthday, so instead of gifts, just donate! 😉

If you are interested in reading more about the Vermont Respite House, or donating to my page, please click here.  Every little bit goes directly towards helping a wonderful organization.

Have you ever done a race to raise money for a charity, or in memory of a loved one?

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3 thoughts on “Vermont Respite House 5k Jiggety Jog and Fun Run

  1. dgobs says:

    What a great cause to run for. Good luck with fundraising and with the race!

    I haven’t run a race for charity yet, but in August I’ll be running a 10K in memory of my cousin. I’m looking forward to it, and hoping I can raise a decent amount for a good cause (http://www.intercommunityct.org)!

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