Fundraising Events

In the past, Headrest organized two public fundraising events each year. The Mud Season Madness dinner-dance was first held in 2006 and the Rail Trail Ramble, always held on Labor Day, began as the Headrest Walkathon in 2004 and evolved into the popular RTR in 2007. For 2017, our fundraising efforts will be combined into one event- the popular Rail Trail Ramble! In addition we are fortunate to be supported by other organizations such as Cully’s Run (see below), The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and as a Community Partner by the Hanover Cooperative Consumer Foundation, among others.

Rail Trail Ramble

In 2004, then Executive Director Mike Cryans originated a summertime event to celebrate Headrest’s success in assisting clients suffering from substance abuse disorders and other issues to gain appropriate treatment and recovery. In 2007 this event expanded to become the annual Rail Trail Ramble on Labor Day. 

The 12th Annual Headrest Labor Day Rail Trail Ramble was held on Monday September 3, 2018. There were more than 250 participants. It was a truly gorgeous day and all enjoyed a beautiful ramble, a delicious barbecue thanks to Mascoma Savings Bank, and terrific music thanks to Ted Mortimer and the Repeat Offenders. The bike, donated by Omer and Bob’s, was one by a local resident and an Ipad, donated by Systems Plus Computer, was won by a local 13 year old! See you next year at the 13th annual RTR!

Please consider a donation today or participation in the 2019 Rail Trail Ramble to be held on Labor Day 2019!

Cully’s Run

Cully’s Run Cully's Pufferfishis an annual mental health awareness and charity event with proceeds going to Headrest, helping to support our 24-hour crisis hotline and recovery services for NH, VT, and ME. Those struggling with mental health might not be familiar with the local resources available to them, so Cully’s Run is Dartmouth Women’s Rugby’s effort to acquaint the local community with the resources that are available in case an individual or a loved one is ever in need of assistance. Their aim is to initiate conversations within the community about mental health and enjoy a day on the rugby pitch. This family-friendly event took place on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at the Corey Ford Clubhouse. We hope you will join us there to help fund our mission!

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Executive Director, Cameron Ford and Hotline Coordinator, Caleb Kelton @ Cully’s Run 2017

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Laurie Harding, President, Headrest Board of Directors crossing the finish line @ Cully’s Run 2017

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Please consider a donation to Headrest. We rely on the generosity and support of our community. Together we can make a difference!