The LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk, held on May 7 at the Franklin Regional Hospital was a great success in its first year, raising more than $20,000 in support of those in our community who are struggling with, or recovering from, substance addiction or mental illness.
The event welcomed more than 300 community friends and neighbors, local businesses, and LRGHealthcare providers and staff for a two-mile walk followed by a brunch celebration on the Franklin Regional Hospital lawn, which showcased the culinary skills of Dr. Paul Racicot and his colleagues. The morning included live music, face painting, educational tables, and an opportunity to write messages in honor or memory of a loved one.
Several sponsors supported the Bridge to Recovery Walk, including: Stroll Sponsors: ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, and Andrew & Donna Hosmer and AutoServ of Tilton: Team Camren in Memory of Camren Ess; Shuffle Sponsors: New Hampshire Healthy Families, Gil Schohan & Nils Skorve, and Thrift Clothes Closet in Franklin; Skip Sponsors: Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists, Beck & Bellucci, Inc., Belknap Landscape Company, Inc., and Franklin Savings Bank. Several Community Partners also supported the event and cause. Major in-kind supporters included: Paul F. Racicot, MD, event chair, who provided and cooked brunch; the Concord Monitor; Inspire Music Studio; Rowell’s Services; and Taylor Rental.