Seven Years Later: looking back at our CHaD experience

This will be our 7th year participating in the CHaD Hero Event...

Ever since our son, Jack started receiving care at CHaD back in 2012 I knew I wanted to run the CHaD Hero Half Marathon. Actually, I wanted to WIN the race. I haven't won it yet, but I'll keep coming back until I do;)

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Running goals aside, I know that we have been making a difference with our fundraising over the past 7 years. When Jack was receiving care at CHaD I knew I wanted to raise as much money as possible so that other families, just like ours, could continue to benefit from the excellent care and support services that the hospital provides.


[Read Jack’s story HERE.]

Each October when we go back for the event it renews my passion and commitment to keep making a difference for CHaD Kids. 


The race raises funds for the care and services provided to the children and families of CHaD, some of which we have benefited from directly. Like Molly’s Place Family Center, which is a resource room and playroom. It provided our family a place to wait for appointments; after a long two hour drive Sophia could play and I could nurse Jack peacefully. 


The money raised by the CHaD Hero Half-Marathon also provides funds for the Child Life Program which provides toys, books, DVD’s, and special art and pet therapy programs for the little patients of CHaD. 

Regardless of size, every donation matters, and I sincerely appreciate your support on behalf of CHaD. Here are some reasons I'm asking for your donation:

•CHaD serves 85,000 unique pediatric patients annually from across Northern New England

•No child is ever turned away due to financial or insurance circumstances

•The Child Life Program alone is able to serve 12,000 kids each year thanks, in part, to fundraising from the CHaD HERO.

My goal this year is to raise $1000 for CHaD Kids and I can’t do it without you. Every donation, no matter how big or small makes a huge difference. 

You can make a donation on my fundraising page HERE.

Thank you so much for supporting CHaD Kids!


Sarah Canney