Rockathon teams rock the Manor

Fourteen teams rocked throughout the day for local healthcare on Friday, June 21. That day marked the third-annual Rockathon, where participants collect pledges and rock together at the Valley Manor Courtyard. Above: The Valley Manor Courtyard was packed with rockers, residents and visitors during Rockathon 2024.

Bagpiper Annadean Kerr kicks off Rockathon 2024 as the team captains follow behind.

The event is organized by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) and a dedicated Rockathon committee consisting of Lisa Yantha, Julie Callon, Jill Vermaire, Susan Bernad and Sharon Florent, and SFVHF Staff Breanne Kuiack and Christine Hudder.

The Palmer Rapids and Area Lions Club contributed $1,000 to Rockathon 2024. The club is actively recruiting new members and invites anyone interested to reach out to Dorothy Hannah. Above from left: St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) Board Chair Cheryl Reid, Lion Ellen Musclow, Valley Manor CEO Trisha DesLaurier, Dorothy Hannah, Lion Jane Mantifel & Dawn Pelley, SFVHF Executive Director Erin Gienow and SFVHF Board Member Shawn Gregory.

This year, funds raised will go toward local healthcare, including much needed equipment for the Valley Manor such as resident lifts, mattresses, bariatric beds & chairs and more.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who made this day a success:

  • Rest and Relax Gold Sponsor – St. Francis Herb Farm.
  • Recline and Unwind Silver Sponsors – Quality Homes and Renovations, Joe Vermaire and Aaron Cope from Royal LePage, Northern Credit Union and Wilno Tavern.
  • Comfort and Soothe Bronze Sponsors – Medline, Madawaska Coffee, Fendock, Yuills Valu Mart and V & S Stedmans.

Thank you to the many talented entertainers who kept toes tapping throughout the day including Jack Conners, Kim Shalla, Country Mile, Shakey D, Gwen Coulas with John & Lawrence, the Young at Heart Line Dancers and Joe Bratley.

While the final numbers are still being tallied, more than $27,500 has been raised through Rockathon 2024. Thank you to everyone in the community who pledged their support to a team, rocked, and/or sponsored this year’s event.

St.Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation(2024,June24) Rockathon a rocking success [media release]

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