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Local Businesses Support LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk

FRANKLIN, NH – All are welcome to attend the inaugural LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk on Sunday morning, May 7th at Franklin Regional Hospital.   
This family-friendly event will bring together community friends and neighbors, local businesses, and LRGHealthcare providers & staff, to raise awareness and funds and to show our support for those in our community who are struggling with, or recovering from, substance addiction or mental illness. 
LRGHealthcare is grateful and honored to announce the very generous Stroll Sponsors of the Bridge to Recovery Walk: ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care; Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary; and Andrew & Donna Hosmer and AutoServ of Tilton: Team Camren in Memory of Camren Ess.
“Countless families in our communities have been touched, or deeply impacted by mental illness, substance addiction, or both. We at LRGHealthcare are proud to stand beside our community partners as we strive to find solutions and offer resources to those during their time of need,” states LRGHealthcare President & CEO Kevin Donovan. “We are so excited to host the first Bridge to Recovery Walk at Franklin Regional Hospital and encourage everyone in the community to come on out for a nice walk and brunch celebration. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff, and patients at LRGHealthcare I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to our sponsors and those who are supporting this event in any way,” adds Donovan.
The 2-mile walk will begin and end at Franklin Regional Hospital (8:00 a.m. Registration; 8:30 speaking; 9:00 Walk), followed by a springtime brunch celebration on the FRH lawn, showcasing the culinary skills of Dr. Paul Racicot & colleagues. The morning will include live music, educational tables, and an opportunity to write messages in honor or memory of a loved one.
A $20 donation covers the Walk and includes brunch; Walk Superstars who raise at least $100 will receive an event shirt. Children 10 and under are free. There will be contests for largest team, most spirited team, most money raised by a team, and most raised by an individual. Winners in each category will receive a special gift, and of course bragging rights.
Joining Stroll Sponsors ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, and Andrew & Donna Hosmer and AutoServ of Tilton: Team Camren in Memory of Camren Ess are Shuffle Sponsors NH Healthy Families, Gil Schohan & Nils Skorve, and Thrift Clothes Closet in Franklin. Skip Sponsors include: Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists; Beck & Bellucci, Inc.; Belknap Landscape Company, Inc.; and Franklin Savings Bank. Several Community Partners are also supporting the event and cause. Major in-kind supporters include: Paul F. Racicot, MD (event chair) who will be providing and cooking brunch; Concord Monitor; Inspire Music Studio; Rowell’s Services; and Taylor Rental.
To learn more about the Bridge to Recovery Walk please contact the LRGHealthcare Office of Philanthropy: 527-7063 or
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Photo: High-level Stroll Sponsors recently gathered to show support for the Bridge to Recovery Walk, to be held at Franklin Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 7.  This inaugural event, which will include a 2-mile walk followed by brunch on the lawn at FRH, will benefit substance addiction programs and mental health services at LRGHealthcare.
Left to right: AutoServ of Tilton representatives Donna Hosmer, Carolyn Gaudet, Chelsey Gaudet, and Paul Gaudet; Tom Brady metal art; LRGHealthcare President & CEO Kevin W. Donovan; ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Marketing Director Samantha Hosking; Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary representatives Stephanie Caldon (President) and Christine Dzujna (Past President); and Andrew Hosmer of AutoServ.
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