As most of you know, Northeast Delta Dental is not only a company that prioritizes protecting the smiles of members of our community and providing access to high-quality oral healthcare, but is also a company that is wellness focused. An example of our emphasis on wellness presented itself last weekend at the Mt. Washington Road Race.
Northeast Delta Dental’s connection to the race began as a sponsorship 21 years ago. Later, in 2011, we would become the title sponsor of the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race. As part of our title sponsorship, we committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from each race to Coos County Family Dental. Donations have been made annually since then and now total more than $165,000. We are excited for donations to continue to grow each year, helping this essential dental center in New Hampshire’s North Country and the patients they serve.
But well before this partnership, since the late 1800s, Mt. Washington Auto Road existed as a special part of New Hampshire’s history; reaching the summit of Mount Washington has been on the must-do list for most travelers to the White Mountains of New Hampshire over the decades. The 7.6-mile Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s oldest and continuously-operating attraction. It was first opened to the public in 1861 as the Mt. Washington Carriage Road, in a time when guests made the four-hour journey to the summit in specially built, horse-drawn Abbot Downing Mountain Wagons. As a family-owned business, the Mount Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC), which has owned and operated the Mt. Washington Auto Road since 1906, takes great pride in its progression through the years, and has preserved that history for all their current-day guests and history buffs to enjoy.
I am incredibly grateful that Northeast Delta Dental’s collaboration with Mt. Washington Auto Road has resulted in continued support for the Coos County Family Health Services as they successfully strive to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing comprehensive office-based primary care services. We look forward to drawing thousands of runners from around the world to ascend Mt. Washington Auto Road, from Pinkham Notch, N.H., to the 6288-foot summit of Mt. Washington [the highest peak in the Northeast] next year and beyond. Learn more about Mt. Washington Auto Road here.