Radio Day thanks

To the editor and friends of our communities:

The week before last, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care held its 23rd annual Radio Day. We’d like to thank the many volunteers, businesses, and individual donors who, through their donations of time (over 200 hours donated and counting!), incentive gifts (worth more than $5,800!) and financial support, helped us raise over $35,000 at this event! It is the generosity of so many of our community members that allows us to provide compassionate end of life care in the North Country.

This includes our sponsors: Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Health, Adirondack Trust Co., Church of St. Luke, Eye Peek, Gordon W. Pratt Agency, High Peaks Church, Infant Jesus of Prague, Lake Placid Rotary Club, Lamb Lumber Co., Saranac Lake Elks Lodge, WNBZ Radio and Rock 105.

Thank you also to Adirondack Health for use of the Redfield Room and their technical and facility support teams; the Saranac Lake Elks Club and the volunteers who helped with data entry, answering phones, filing and so much more, especially Anita Meserole, Marilyn Bigelow, Nancy Duncan and Frank Turner, who played a large part leading up to the day’s success; Lakeview Deli, Pizza Hut, Dunkin’ Donuts and Hannaford for providing food throughout the day; Slic Network Solutions, The Wild Center and Rick Godin for live streaming video at L.P. Quinn Elementary School; our host at L.P. Quinn, Ted Merrihew, (and especially the amazing fundraising by the children at L.P. Quinn!); and LaValley Real Estate in Tupper Lake and UPS in Lake Placid for being drop-off points for donations in their communities.

We couldn’t have done it without our radio hosts: Adirondack Daily Enterprise senior reporter Chris Knight, interactive producer at Mountain Lake PBS Josh Clement, Adirondack Foundation Communications Director Chris Morris, special guest WPTZ meteorologist Gib Brown and especially Mountain Communications owner Ted Morgan, who donates an entire day of broadcasting on WNBZ and Rock 105 and countless hours to High Peaks Hospice Radio Day each year.

Lastly, thank you to our donors. Your gift will help us continue our mission to provide dignity, comfort and peace to those facing the challenges of life-limiting illness in our communities.

With sincere gratitude,

Susan Rdzanek, development coordinator, the board of directors and team at High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care

Saranac Lake