Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
Smiles. Laughter. Joy. That is what Double H Ranch brings to children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. That mission received a boost today, when race organizers from the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge presented a check for $13,976 to the organization.
Double H Ranch was one of two local not-for-profits selected as a “charity of choice” to benefit from monies raised from the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, the largest annual road race between NYC and Utica. Capital District Community Gardens also benefitted from the race. The event is organized by, and serves as a major fundraiser for, the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC), one of the largest running clubs in the nation.
“Double H Ranch gives children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to be kids again in a medically sound, loving, and fun environment,” said Dr. John D. Bennett, president & CEO, CDPHP. “We thank the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club for choosing such a worthy organization to benefit from the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge.”
“HMRRC is pleased to partner with CDPHP in support of local charities such as Double H Ranch through the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge,” said Race Director Mark Warner of HMRRC. “This is a great opportunity for HMRRC to provide support to seriously ill or disabled children in a healthy setting.”
“The Double H Ranch is proud to share a special relationship with CDPHP and the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club. We applaud all those who participated in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, which directly supports our amazing kids,” said Max Yurenda, executive director & CEO, Double H Ranch.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
About the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC)
The Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club is the Albany area’s largest running organization. The club was formed in 1971 and today has nearly 3,000 members who come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life, as well as different running styles and speeds. Members are united in their love of running and desire to promote and participate in quality races and running-related activities. The club organizes more than 30 running events a year from a mile to a marathon at many different locations throughout the Capital District. These events offer something for everyone, novice and veteran alike.
About Double H Ranch
The Double H Ranch, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are free of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks.