Local couple to host final Derby Day fundraiser

MIDDLEBURY — “Coming down the homestretch,” “the final lap” or “crossing the finish line” are but a few of the classic phrases that come to mind as Bruce and Sue Byers prepare to host the PMC Auxiliary’s final Derby Day event on May 5 in Cornwall.
Through the years, the annual Porter Kentucky Derby Day party has signaled the beginning of spring for many Porter supporters and an opportunity to gather together in support of the work of our community hospital and nursing home.
“Over the years, well over $100,000 has been raised through this event for medical equipment, renovations and healthcare programs to benefit our community,” said PMC spokesperson Ron Hallman. “Through it all, Bruce and Sue Byers have opened their home and hosted this annual event for more than 100 friends of Porter in what has become our signature event and a great source of funds to advance our mission and serve our patients and residents,” he added.
“Sue and I feel that we have been lucky to have had the Kentucky Derby event at our home for several reasons,” said Bruce Byers “Porter Hospital is and has been number 1 in taking care of the community ever since we were here in the 1950s as students and right up to the present,” he added. “It has been a perfect way of saying thank you to Porter and all of its employees for all that they did and do for our community every day of the year.”
Porters final Run for the Roses event will help the Auxiliary meet their recent pledge of $150,000 toward the $900,000 renovation at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing, and also provide an opportunity to acknowledge the Byers for their many years of generous support.
More information about the event can be found at portermedical.org/tickets.html or by calling Nicole Webb at 802-388-5649.

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