Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) has partnered with Sugarbush Resort and Henri Borel of Chez Henri bistrot in Warren to host the 30th annual Chez Henri Cup. CVHHH will be the sole beneficiary of event proceeds.
“We hope that by partnering with CVHHH, more people in the Mad River Valley will understand the range of beneficial services that CVHHH provides in our community,” said Borel, who celebrated his 91st birthday in February.
Borel first encountered CVHHH a few years ago when his wife was very ill. He was her sole caregiver and realized that he needed support. “I did not want to separate from my wife. The most important thing is to be with your partner and to have your family around,” he said. “The nurses and physical therapists from CVHHH were so helpful. They gave me instructions over the phone and came to our house to help us when we needed it. When my wife died, she died happily and peacefully because she could be at home.”
In 2017, CVHHH staff made over 5,000 visits to the Mad River Valley towns of Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown and Duxbury. Services provided included home health and hospice care, long-term care, and maternal-child health care. CVHHH also hosts regular public foot care clinics throughout the year at Evergreen Place in Waitsfield.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sugarbush and Henri Borel to host a community fundraising event in the Mad River Valley,” says Kim Farnum, manager of Community Relations & Development for CVHHH. “As a not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association, we serve individuals regardless of their ability to pay. In practice, this means that we often care for people who do not have insurance or who cannot cover the full cost of their care. To help make up for this difference, we rely on the generous support of our community through fundraising events like the Chez Henri Cup. Funds raised are also used to purchase innovative technologies like telemonitors that enhance the patient experience of care at home. We invite you to join us on March 17 for a day of skiing and exciting raffle prizes!”
Registration and Fondue Party, Friday, March 16, 4 to 7 p.m. at Chez Henri. People may register before the race at the Gate House Lodge on Saturday, March 17, from 8 to 9 a.m.
Race Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush Resort.
Awards reception and raffle, Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at Chez Henri,
Entry fee includes raffle ticket. Support for the race is being provided by event co-sponsors Sugarbush Resort and Borel of Chez Henri, with additional backing from Mountainside Ski Service, Rossignol, Apex Ski Boots and The Pitcher Inn. For more information about the race, visit www.cvhhh.org/chezhenri30 or contact Kim Farnum, manager of community relations and development at CVHHH, via email at