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Over $22,000 Raised for Health and Wellness at Vinfen

On May 10 and 11, three 12-person teams of Vinfen staff, supporters, and people we serve ran the 190-mile Run-4-Life relay from Hull to Yarmouth, MA. They ran all day and all night to raise funds and awareness for Vinfen health and wellness initiatives. We are thrilled to announce that with your support, this year we raised over $22,000!

One of the runners this year was Vinfen’s Employee Wellness Program Manager Ella Froggatt. This was her first time participating and she cannot wait for next year. “Run-4-Life was everything I could have hoped for and more as far as combining my love for running and supporting a great cause. The energy of all of the teams was contagious, even running on little to no sleep. I’m already excited about next year!” Ella shared.

Vinfen’s Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Team Leader Mike Collins has completed six relays. “It’s an event that I look forward to every year for so many reasons. The biggest thing for me is that I love to challenge myself. I also love the comradery and escapades, which occur when you aren’t actually running. This year I slept in a hammock for about 3 hours in the middle of the woods prior to my long third leg. That just doesn’t happen in real life. I also love increasing awareness of the major health issues the people we serve face. Physical health and wellness is a passion of mine and increasing Vinfen’s ability to support people to improve their health is important to me,” Mike explained.

Because of your donations, Vinfen will enhance the health and well-being of people by developing programs that increase health awareness, encourage physical activity, provide nutrition education, create opportunities for exercise and fitness, and promote community involvement and partnerships that support healthy living.

Your generous support of Vinfen’s Run-4-Life has funded some incredible health and wellness initiatives here at Vinfen, including a Garden Project, yoga classes, walking groups, fitness memberships, and much more.

Special thanks to this year’s event sponsors: Merchants Fleet, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., J&F Construction Inc., Afia, Inc., Atlantis Investments, LLC, Principal Builders LLC, Fenway Consulting Group LLC, Watertown Savings Bank, Commonwealth Solutions LTD, Boston’s Best Reality, Marathon Sports, Muqueca Restaurant, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Forge Baking Company, Aeronaut Brewing Co., and Cumberland Farms!

Though we have raised an incredible amount of money this year, it’s not too late to enhance health and well-being of people! Click the button below to be a part of our Run-4-Life team.

 

 

 

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