Fighting Generational Poverty, on Skis

Stratton24Hrs300X188How do you fight childhood and generational poverty? Strap on some skis and head to Stratton Mountain for the Stratton Foundation’s annual 24 Hours of Stratton fundraiser, of course.

More than 30 Southwestern Vermont Health Care employees representing many hospital practices and departments did just that, along with hundreds of other skiers from all over the northeast, for 24 hours over January 7 and 8, 2017.

The fifth annual 24 Hours of Stratton was a family-friendly, active and healthy event which offered the one-of-a-kind opportunity to ski or ride around the clock. The event raised $200,000 in proceeds, which benefit the Stratton Foundation and its mission to alleviate childhood and generational poverty in Vermont. The event has succeeded in raising $1 million in funds throughout its 5-year history.

Skiers and riders enjoyed the slopes, live music, spectator events, fireworks, good food, and great times, all for a great cause. In addition, SVHC which was the presenting sponsor for the event, offered contests, prizes, and kids’ activities in the Base Lodge throughout the event.

The Stratton Foundation is a community-based nonprofit that works with schools and other partners to eliminate barriers imposed on children as a result of poverty. Their work includes helping families obtain food, dental care, school supplies, winter clothing, and more. Their aim is to ensure that children are able to look beyond their current circumstances and grow up to lead healthy and successful lives. Those interested in learning more about 24 Hours of Stratton and the Stratton Foundation should visit