STOCKTON SPRINGS- First responders are always there to help us and on Saturday dozens answered the call to help them.
“We are having our annual 5K, 12K run,” said Denise Harriman, the assistant director of the Stockton Springs Ambulance Service. “We call it ‘Run For Your Life.’ It’s to raise money for equipment for the ambulance service.”
The Stockton Springs Ambulance Service has hosted this event for the past five years to raise money for new equipment.
“The ambulance is always in need of new and fresh equipment. Things are changing yearly, almost daily,” said Charles Hare, director of the Stockton Springs Ambulance Service.
Hare said ‘Run For Your Life’ raises around $3,000.
“This year we, hopefully with the funds, will buy some updated CPR mannequins,” Hare told us. “Our protocols have changed and they have to be electronically controlled now.”
One of the runners said it’s good practice for cross country and being able to give back is a bonus.
“It feels really good that I‘m helping the community ambulance,” said Emma Gaecklein, who participated in the 5K run. “They’re really nice people and deserve the new equipment.”
‘Run For Your Life’ takes place every September and people were saying they’re already looking forward to next year.