Why Jason runs the CHaD...
Let's get real here. I'm running the CHaD HERO again and my mission is just to make it over the finish line. The course has always been devilish but construction impacting Tuck Drive means we are now running UP Wheelock from the River, and then UP to Thayer - I mean, that's practically a right angle hill.
But I am glad our course is the toughest in the land, because it reminds us all that this is about more than just going for a long run. It's about kids going through scary tough times and how we as a community rally around to make it as bearable for them and their families as possible. So when I hit that hill, and I am hurting, I am thinking about Avery and her battle with leukemia. And I am thinking about Jasper crutching his way across the finish line of Cam's Course. That bravery and courage. And inspiring.
It would be very inspiring to me if you would participate in this great cause by clocking the "Donate Now" button on the right. Any amount will do. Why? Here is why:
100% of the CHaD HERO proceeds fund critical child and family support services at CHaD, including the Child Life Program, Molly's Place, and the Child Advocacy & Protection Program and more.
•CHaD serves 85,000 unique pediatric patients annually from across Northern New England
•No child is ever turned away due to financial or insurance circumstances
•The Child Life Program alone is able to serve 12,000 kids each year thanks, in part, to fundraising from the CHaD HERO.
If you live in or near the Upper Valley, you know a child (or have a child) who has benefited from the fantastic care provided at CHaD.
I am not going to say which Hero I will be running as this year, but I will simply end this pitch by saying....
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