RAAM 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TTFH crosses the finish line in Annapolis!
Team Tri for Hospice (Karen Buxton, Charles Fields, Chip Harris, and Becky Sage) completed the 35th edition of the Race Across America - The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race in 7 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. They finished 4th in the 4-Person Mixed (Under 50) category, cycling 3,069 miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD, from June 18th to the 26th. They and their 10-person crew raced through 12 states to raise money and awareness for non-profit hospices along the route and in Greensboro, NC (Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and Hospice of the Piedmont).
Tri for Hospice, a charity started by Buxton in 2012, is a cause close to all four riders’ hearts. 
In 2011 hospice helped Buxton care for her brother, Jeffrey, in her home during the last 10 weeks of his life. He died at 54, following a ten-year battle with colon cancer.
Hospice recently helped Sage’s father and mother-in-law in their final stages. Fields and Harris, both medical professionals, have seen hospice help their patients and families, and Harris rode in honor of his mother, who died from cancer when he was 24. He remembers: 
“Hospice played a big role in supporting my father and me during that difficult time. I hold that a lot deeper than anything else. I know I will be thinking about my mom on this ride.”
Over the past four years, Tri for Hospice has raised over $75,000 for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, and their Team Tri for Hospice Race Across America initiative has seen sponsors, donors and supporters contribute $40,000 to date. The team would like to thank their “partner hospices” along the route: Hospice of Havasu (AZ),Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Hospice of Montezuma (CO), Hospice of the Chesapeake (MD), The Elizabeth Hospice (CA), Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care (CO), Benton County Hospice (MO), FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care
Inc.(OH), Hospice of the Prairie (KS), Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln (IL), Hospice and Community Care (PA) and Hospice Care Corp (WV), as well as those folks who stopped along the way to share their hospice experiences with us, cheer us on and support our cause. 

Together, we are “caring to the finish.”

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sister Hospices & ready to ROLL

We are getting ready to roll out of Oceanside, CA today at 12:21. The team will ride together "parade-style" as we head out of town with all of the other teams. At around mile 10 Chip AKA, Ginger, and Becky will pull off and head to the RV. Charles, AKA, Chuckie, and I will ride the next 70 or so miles as we will not have access to the support vehicles until we are outside of Oceanside. If one of us then has a mechanical issue, the other can continue roll toward the rider exchange vehicle and we will not lose time.
Below is a list of our sister hospice along the route. We are proud and honored to be partnering with these wonderful organizations!

The Elizabeth Hospice
Lisa Marcolongo
Media Relations & Veterans Specialist
The Elizabeth Hospice

Hospice of Havasu

Hospice of Montezuma
Wendy Weygandt
Executive Director
1345 S. Broadway
PO Drawer 740
 Phone: 970-565-4400
Fax:     970-565-9543

Colorado #2
Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice of the Prairie   
Contact name is their CEO -  Julie Pinkerton

Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
Suzie Singer
Manager of Marketing and Planning

FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care Inc.  
(pay attention to capitals!)
740-654-7077 Home Care (on-Call Services 24/7)
740-475-0699 Pickering House
800-994-7077 Toll-free

Hospice and Community Care
Amy Lewis – Director of Annual Giving – alewis@hospicecommunity.org

Hospice of the Chesapeake
phone: 410.987.2003

Missouri -  
Benton  County Hospice  
Debbie Joy 660-4382876  

Hospice Care Corp

Monday, June 13, 2016

Chip and Karen on WFMY!

Chip and Karen on WFMY!

Thank you to WFMY for interview Team Tri for Hospice rider, Chip Harris and Karen Buxton!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Follow, Track & Support Team Tri for Hospic

FB- teamtriforhospiceRAAM
Twitter- @TriforHospice
Instagram- @triforhospice
Blog- triforhospice.blogspot.com


Team Tri for Hospice
407 Autumn Ridge Court
Greensboro, NC 27455

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tri for Hospice takes on The Race Across America (RAAM) in 11-days

On June 18, 2016 Team Tri for Hospice, (Charles Fields, Chip Harris, Becky Sage and Karen Buxton) will depart Oceanside, CA and cycle 3020 miles to Annapolis, MD in an attempt to break the RAAM coed team record and more importantly, raise awareness and funds for non-profit Hospices along the route and in the Greensboro, NC area. We hope to promote a wider, healthier conversation about death and dying and spread the message that Hospice provides support, guidance and care not only for the terminally ill but also to families, friends and caregivers. We plan to connect with non-profit Hospices located in each of the 12 states we ride through in hopes that our RAAM Team can be a vehicle for awareness and fundraising in their local community, as well.
Please support us on this epic journey by donating to this worthy cause (click here) and follow us on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook as we make our way across the country. 
Together, we are caring to the finish!
Thank you,
Team Tri for Hospice--Karen, Becky, Chip & Charles

Becky Sage

Charles Fields

Chip Harris

Karen Buxton