SAVE THE DATE – The 2012 Last Mile Ride

2012 Last Mile RideThe 7th annual Last Mile Ride will be held on August 18, 2012, at Gifford Medical Center in beautiful Randolph, Vt.

Staging begins at 8:30 a.m. and motorcyclists depart at 10 a.m. for a 100-mile ride through some of Vermont’s most beautiful countryside. The guided ride includes some spectacular landscape and a mid-way break for riders to stretch their legs. The ride ends at Gifford Medical Center, where it will have begun, with a barbecue lunch, live music and prize giveaways.

The cost is $50 for one rider and $75 for two riders (on one bike). Riders need not pay the money themselves. They can fundraise the fee by asking friends and family for donations.

For their effort, riders get free commemorative pins, T-shirts if they register early, an escorted ride, a very fun day and the opportunity to support an outstanding cause. The ride raises money for services for terminally ill patients at Gifford, or those in the last mile of life. Visit http://www.giffordmed.org for more information.

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Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, is a community medical center with family health centers in Bethel, Chelsea, Rochester, and Sharon and specialty clinics throughout the area. Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and an inpatient unit, Howell Pavilion. Gifford has a 30-bed nursing home, the Menig Extended Care Facility, which has been named among the U.S. News and World Report's "2011 Best Nursing Homes" in the nation. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries and continues to be a leader in low-intervention midwifery and family-centered care today.
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