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LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk Proves a Success in First Year!

FRANKLIN, NH – The LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk, held on Sunday, May 7th at 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 & staff for a 2-mile walk followed by a brunch celebration on the FRH 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 NH 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.
To make a donation in support of mental health services or substance addiction programs 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: The Franklin Savings Bank Smile Squad showed their support for the LRGHealthcare Bridge to Recovery Walk on Sunday, May 7th at Franklin Regional Hospital.
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