Northfield man with Type I diabetes running length of Vermont as fundraiser

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Northfield man with Type I diabetes running length of Vermont as fundraiser

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 5:50am -- tim

Photo: Brad Johnson and Emily Levan

Vermont Business Magazine As a way to give back to the team that has gone a long way to help in the treatment of his Type I Diabetes, Northfield resident Brad Johnson and his wife Emily Levan, will be running more than 210 miles along VT RT 100 to raise money for Gifford Health Care’s diabetes clinic at the Kingwood Health Center in Randolph. Their hope is the contributions of others will help fund access to the same medical equipment that is enabling Brad to take on such a challenge as this.

“Diabetes is expensive at best and prohibitive at worst when it comes to getting on a pump, accessing the supplies and support you need to make it work,” Johnson said. “The care I receive from those at the Diabetes Clinic is, in a word, outstanding.”

Brad and Emily plan to start at the Massachusetts border on Thursday, June 10 and hope to finish at the Canadian border by Wednesday, June 16, running more than 35 miles a day. They will stay in motels at night and carry food and clothes. Brad will also be carrying his insulin pump.

To support Gifford’s Diabetes Clinic in honor of Brad and Emily’s Cross-Vermont run and follow their progress by heading to: https://giffordhealthcare.org/donate/ .

Photo: Gifford’s Diabetes Clinic Team: diabetes educator Jennifer Stratton, nurse Chelsea Otis, and family nurse practitioner Katie John

ABOUT KINGWOOD HEALTH CENTER

Since 2007, the Kingwood Center, located on Route 66 in Randolph, provides diabetes education, blood glucose monitoring, nutrition and exercise counseling, and medication and prevention advice, as well as help for special patient needs.

ABOUT GIFFORD HEALTH CARE

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph and Rochester, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital

Source: RANDOLPH, Vt., May 24, 2021— Gifford Medical Center, Randolph