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15th Seacoast Half Marathon – November 8, 2020

Portsmouth, NH 8:30am
Our 2020 Beneficiary is Cornerstone VNA, a local healthcare non-profit on the front lines of COVID-19

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The Mission of the Seacoast Half Marathon:

Caring for the coast,”one step at a time” is our motto. Each year, we donate 100% of the net proceeds to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. We strive to put on a well-organized and safe event that highlights the beauty of New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. We encourage all levels of athletes to enjoy themselves while also providing them an opportunity to significantly benefit our community.

COVID-19 Response

The Seacoast Half Marathon planning committee is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak that is impacting our communities.  We are hopeful that by November 8th large gathering restrictions will be lifted and we will be able to come together to support one another and our community.  The Seacoast Half Marathon beneficiary this year, Cornerstone VNA, is very timely as they are on the front lines of this outbreak. We are proud to support their efforts of caring for vulnerable populations of all ages in their home during this time.  Learn more about their work below and check out their website at cornerstonevna.org.

Pictured left is a Cornerstone VNA nurse grabbing more PPE in order to care for families in the ways that they need it most.

     

The 2020 Seacoast Half Marathon Beneficiary: Cornerstone VNA

Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is an independent nonprofit organization that was

founded in 1913 by local philanthropist, Norma Snow. Our mission is to promote the
optimum level of well-being, independence and dignity of those living in the community by
providing trusted, compassionate and expert health care.  For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA
has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages, regardless of their ability to
pay, so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging,
surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care.

Our expert team provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. Throughout our programs, Cornerstone VNA provides direct care to more than 4,000 patients each year, traveling over 620,000 miles to care for patients across our service area, which spans nearly 40 communities in Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine.

Cornerstone VNA places great value on transforming the home health care experience and is proud to provide care from birth though end of life.  We are committed to the philosophy that the needs of each patient are best served by the thoughtful integration of specialized programs and services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professionals.  With our deep commitment to providing high quality care, Cornerstone VNA continues to be recognized for excellence, and many of our clinicians have been recognized with professional awards for their outstanding achievements.

Our work would not be possible without our dedicated clinicians, support staff, volunteers, leadership team, Board of Directors, community members and donors who give in countless ways to make this organization what it is today.

Thank you for being a part of the Seacoast Half Marathon, which plays a significant role in supporting local nonprofits like Cornerstone VNA. We are very grateful to the Race Committee, Race Volunteers, Runners/Walkers, Donors and Sponsors for making a difference!

To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.