20th Anniversary Butterfly Run for BRH

Blue Ridge Hospice is hosting the 20th Anniversary Butterfly 5k Run and Walk to Honor Your Heroes today starting at 9 am at Blandy Experimental Farm.

This celebration for 20 years of supporting Hospice will have more than just the run, there will also be a free yoga class, kids activities and vendors with fall themed items like apple butter and pumpkins.

Race day registration is available and there is an option to participate virtually up until October 23.

To access the virtual log, click here.

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News Maker Jason Parsons on the Butterfly Run for BRH

The 20th annual Butterfly Run to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) is Oct. 15.

We spoke with BRH Chief Business Development Officer Jason Parsons about the event in our latest news maker.

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Jason tells us about the celebration planned for the 20th year of the run.

He also tells us that there is still time to register for the race/walk here.

Jason also tells us that even if you don’t want to participate in the run/walk it is worth the visit for the celebration alone.

Click here for Jason’s interview.

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News Maker Jason Parsons on the Butterfly Run for BRH

The 20th annual Butterfly Run to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) is Oct. 15.

We spoke with BRH Chief Business Development Officer Jason Parsons about the event in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Jason tells us about the celebration planned for the 20th year of the run.

He also tells us that there is still time to register for the race/walk here.

Jason also tells us that even if you don’t want to participate in the run/walk it is worth the visit for the celebration alone.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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Blue Ridge Hospice expands and adds services

An email from Blue Ridge Hospice confirms their expansion and development of new programs to better serve their communities.

Blue Ridge Hospice has made changes in their leadership team to support their serious illness and end of life care patients.

The newly created position of Chief Medical Officer is being filled by Dr. Brendan Flynn.

Dr. Julie Landrio will fill Dr. Flynn’s former position as Medical Director.

Registered Nurse Jennifer Martin has been placed in the new position of Executive Director at Blue Ridge Hospice.

The Blue Ridge Hospice Board of Directors have implemented these changes to better fulfill their mission to better care for an ever-expanding need in the community.

The adoption of a pilot program for palliative care has also been added.

Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and specialist working together to meet the needs of the patient.

The PACE program is another innovation being added at Blue Ridge Hospice.

PACE will enable individuals 55 and over, certified by the state to be cared for in the home.

Blue Ridge Hospice hopes to eventually be able to care for more patients in private residence.

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News Maker Anthony Crosen on Blue Ridge Hospice Pop Up

Tomorrow Sept. 17 Blue Ridge Hospice will open a pop up store in Winchester.

We spoke with the Vice President of Blue Ridge Thrift Anthony Crosen in our latest news maker.

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Anthony explains what the Pop Up Store will offer and how long it will be available.

He also tells us about the upcoming annual Butterfly Run which is Oct. 15.

Anthony also explains that if you wish to be a part of the Butterfly Run now would be a good time to sign up right here.

Of course all of this benefits Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester.

Click here for Anthony’s interview.

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News Maker Anthony Crosen on Blue Ridge Hospice Pop Up

Tomorrow Sept. 17 Blue Ridge Hospice will open a pop up store in Winchester.

We spoke with the Vice President of Blue Ridge Thrift Anthony Crosen in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Anthony explains what the Pop Up Store will offer and how long it will be available.

He also tells us about the upcoming annual Butterfly Run which is Oct. 15.

Anthony also explains that if you wish to be a part of the Butterfly Run now would be a good time to sign up right here.

Of course all of this benefits Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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Historic Rosemont’s holiday open house

Historic Rosemont in Berryville is holding a holiday open house benefit on Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm.

The historic manor and Rosemont Springs Barn will be decorated for the season and open to the public.

Before departing, make sure to stop by the Carriage House for refreshments and to meet with representatives of various nonprofits.

This year’s participating organizations include AbbaCare, Aids Response Effort, Blue Ridge Hospice, Clarke County Education Foundation, The Laurel Center, Sinclair Health Center and the Winchester Rescue Mission.

Tickets will be available for sale at the door.

Visitors are encouraged to donate to any of the causes at the event.

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Middletown and BRH host anniversary fireworks

christmas parade canceled

Tonight at 7pm, Middletown will set off a firework display to commemorate the town’s 225th anniversary and Blue Ridge Hospices 40th anniversary.

Middletown Community Park will host the display.

There are plenty of viewing opportunities throughout the town.

If you are able to watch from close to that area, that would be ideal, as the show is set to music.

You won’t want to miss this one as Middletown and Blue Ridge Hospice have come together to provide a display that will rival any Fourth of July show.

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News Maker Cheryl Fried on Blue Ridge Hospice’s Butterfly Run

Blue Ridge Hospice will present the 19 annual Butterfly 5 K and 10 K run on Oct. 2.

We spoke with Blue Ridge Hospice President and CEO Cheryl Fried about the fundraiser in our latest news maker segment.

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Cheryl tells of the race and how to get involved.

Cheryl also talks about the name of the race and a very interesting tale about the butterfly.

Here is Cheryl’s interview.

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Blue Ridge Hospice welcomes new President

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Hospice, a local not-for-profit hospice, welcomed it’s new President and CEO Cheryl Hamilton Fried to Winchester.

Fried’s career in hospice and care for the frail spans over 27 years.

Most recently Fried was asked to serve as interim President of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, a not-for-profit hospice in Colorado Springs, CO.

Prior to that role, she was Chief Operating Officer for Chapters Health System in Temple Terrace, FL, managing its three hospice providers and certified home health agency.

During Fried’s career she has provided executive leadership for hospice, certified home health, private home care, Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and several state Medicaid-managed care programs.

Fried has also developed and led several palliative care programs. In addition to home-based hospice care.

Fried has operated pediatric hospice programs, as well as hospital-based and free-standing inpatient care centers. 

Fried received her undergraduate degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and her MBA in Health Services Management from Webster University in St Louis, MO.

Earning her Hospice Administrator Certificate from California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).

Fried said in a statement that she is honored to serve such a group that has served the community for 40 years.

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