Letter: Thank you for supporting the Rubber Ducky Race for hospice
Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that made our annual Steamboat Springs Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice on Sunday a huge success. We were thrilled to invite community members back once again this year to enjoy the race. Between the beautiful weather, the delightful beauty pageant sponsor ducks and the excitement of the ducks splashing out of the waterslides, the event brought a much-needed moment of joy for kids and adults alike.
This was a record year for the Rubber Ducky Race. We received an outpouring of community support, with an increased number of individual and business sponsors and over 1,600 ducks in the race. We are grateful for everyone who purchased tickets, sponsored the race, donated prizes and volunteered their time so that we can continue to provide access to hospice care to anyone in Routt County, regardless of their economic circumstances. We are especially thankful to our wonderful partner, Old Town Hot Springs, for allowing us to use their facility. The water slides are the perfect racecourse for our ducks.
The support we received is a testament to our community’s commitment to hospice care and the understanding of how important compassionate, end-of-life care is for our families, friends and neighbors. Our hospice services help ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain for terminally ill patients and their families through complete support and skilled personalized care at home, in nursing homes and in assisted living facilities.
Donations and funds raised through events like the annual Rubber Ducky Race allow us to care for all who need us for years to come. Thank you Routt County for another successful Rubber Ducky Race.
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