The UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly VNA) has been providing comforting residential care for those at the end of their lives since 1991, when our hospice facility was known as the Vermont Respite House. Team Graceful Passage first participated in the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival in 2007, when Respite House was also fortunate enough to be named a pledge partner. With the money raised then, we were able to purchase state-of-the-art hospital beds and equipment, a wonderful benefit for our residents! We are honored and grateful to be chosen again this year as a pledge partner, and look forward to raising as much money as possible to support Dragon Heart and our beloved McClure Miller Respite House! Paddling has proved not only did to be a fun team building event for staff (two years ago we made it to the finals and won best team cheer, and last summer our drummer, Carol Bick, won best costume!), it’s also a great way to give back to our community Thank you for your support. Paddles Up!! Go Team Graceful Passage!