GRANBY– As he went through a difficult life transition recently, Jeffrey Still leaned on his parents and siblings for strength. He’s always been able to rely on that kind of support from his family.
This is why Still has decided to take part in an ultra run in Vermont and raise $1,000 for the Easthampton-based Northeast Center for Youth and Families at the same time. He wants other children to have the same kind of help and encouragement that he’s always had.
“My inspiration comes directly from the charity’s motto,” Still says, “and that’s ‘Every child deserves a chance.’ ”
Still will take part in the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race or Ultra Run, which is being held on Sept. 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations – Ascutney Inn resort in Brownsville, Vt. Still will run the 50K, which translates to 31 miles.
The NCYF was founded in 1972 with a mission to provide children with stability and support through its many programs and services. It serves more than 600 children and teens every year.
Still is a financial professional with New York Life, and he was recently named to New York Life Insurance Company’s 2013 Executive Council. Members of this council are among the most successful of the agency’s 12,250 licensed agents.
Still is an outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking and fly fishing.
To contribute to Still’s ultra marathon efforts and support the NCYF, visit www.ncyf.org and click on the donation tab. In the message section, write, “Jeff Still’s Ultra Marathon” or contact
Suzanne Welch, grant writer, NCYF, Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-529-7279.
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