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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for spending your Thanksgiving with us either in person or in spirit. We hope that you enjoyed the weather, the race course, the t-shirts, the treats from Champlain Orchards, the camaraderie and the giving spirit in which you all engaged. We love seeing returning participants and new faces each year. The turkey trot is certainly a fun and humbling way to start Thanksgiving morning. Each of your monetary contributions helped us surpass donations collected from passed years. It is with sincere gratitude that we share the outcome of the 2021 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in honor of Jarred Williams….$9,030.00! This total will allow us to help meet emergent needs of local families throughout this winter season! On behalf of the families we have served this past year and those we plan to help in the future, Thank you! You have truly made a difference!
Looking forward to having you back next year and as Dwayne said at his heartfelt welcome speech on race day, “Bring 10 friends next year, because fundraising for our community members is what this is really all about!”
-Jenny, Jackie & The Williams
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve support for local families. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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Our amazing team of regulars and volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch!
2 boys with big hearts and the desire to fundraise to help those more in need than even themselves and their families
Dustin and Jack were diagnosed with Neuroblastoma as young children. Between the two boys, they underwent treatment all over the world. The staff and community around VT embraced these boys and their families and wanted to continue their efforts even after their terrible disease had taken them. Jack’s famous “Never Give Up, Ever” quote was able to stay alive in the community in which he touched so deeply. It is with their passion and drive that we continue to move forward in raising money for research and helping families during the most difficult times in their lives.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change.
The mission of Never Giver Up Ever is to provide money for research for childhood diseases that are terminal or chronic in nature and to provide financial support for families who are experiencing serious financial hardship related to having a child with a chronic illness, terminal illness or life altering event in their lives that requires long term medical care at VT Children's Hospital. Support for these families may include, but is not limited to; gas cards, meal cards, money for lodging and inevitable related expenses due to the loss of wages and overwhelming medical bills during inpatient hospitalizations and outpatient appointments.
Encourage neighbors to sign up for an event, sponsor you or buy gear to spread the word about us. You’ll be glad you did!
The Social Workers and Case Managers at UVM Children’s Hospital (serving VT and upper state NY) fill out applications on behalf of families in financial need. The Never Give Up Ever board members review the applications for criteria that meet the mission‘s intent.
The board members strive to be good stewards of donor dollars.
Upon approval of the funding, money is distributed directly to organizations owed, allowing caregivers to focus on their most important job; the care and concern of their child(ren).
“The organization sent a check for my electric bill and I am so relieved to have one thing off my mind!”
“Keep up the amazing work...you make such a difference in so many people’s lives!”
“a safety net for countless families that have a child with a life threatening, chronic or terminal illness...as a result of their generosity, parents can focus on what is most important; caring for their child.”
Jackie Bombardier (President & Fundraising Guru)