19th annual Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) held its 19th annual Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon on May 16 at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. Net funds in excess of $13,000 were raised for the LSRVNA Pediatric Program.

Among the highlights of the luncheon was the guest speaker, Kasey Mathews, and her inspiring message about shifting your perspective to see the opportunities that often come with challenges we face. Of course, the other highlight was the much-anticipated recognition of area women who do extraordinary service to make a difference within the 29-town region served by LSRVNA. This year’s "Woman Who Makes A Difference Award" was presented to Deborah Mozden, a resident of Unity and executive director at Turning Points Network in Claremont. In the words of those who nominated her, "Deb has restored faith and hope in thousands of area women by being their advocate; she has helped the most vulnerable members of society in her decades of work and volunteerism." Lexie Grenier, a senior at Stevens High School in Claremont, received this year’s "High School Student Who Makes A Difference Award." In the words of leadership from Stevens High School, "Lexie is the epitome of what I consider to be ‘extraordinary’ and one of the most talented, driven, dedicated and empathetic young women I have ever met."

LSVNA honor women

"We are truly grateful to the 220 people who attended the sold-out luncheon, and for so many in-kind donors and generous sponsors," says Cathy Raymond, development officer at LSRVNA. Special thanks go out to the 2018 STAR sponsors Ellie Snyder and Ledyard National Bank, and the 2018 ANGEL sponsor Mascoma Savings Bank.

For more information about pediatric care or any of the services offered by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, call 603-526-4077 or visit www.lakesunapeevna.org.