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The Dake Family and Max Yurenda are Named 2018 Community Champions

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The Board of Directors of the Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation is pleased to announce the Dake Family/Stewart’s Shops and Max Yurenda of Double H Ranch as Hudson Headwaters’ 2018 Community Champions. They will be honored at the 13th Annual Community Champions Celebration on Sunday, August 26 at Point O’Pines on Brant Lake.

The Community Champions Celebration is an annual event that honors individuals, families and businesses that help make our region a healthy and dynamic place to live, work and play. Past honorees include Senator Betty Little; Kris Duffy, SUNY Adirondack; Tom Murphy, Glens Falls National Bank; Darren Woods, Seagle Music Colony; Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation; and Dr. John Rugge, the founder of Hudson Headwaters.

“The Dake Family sets a tremendous example of the far-reaching impact that local business leaders can have on their communities,” said Foundation Board Chair Jim Himoff. “From Glens Falls to Champlain, the Dake’s generous support of Hudson Headwaters has helped improve health care throughout our region.”

“Max’s sustaining leadership as CEO and Executive Director of Double H Ranch is a testament to the power of purpose and vision,” said Hudson Headwaters CEO Tucker Slingerland, M.D. “He exemplifies what it means to make a difference.”

New this year, tickets and tables for the event may be reserved online at

The Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation was founded in 2005 to further the mission of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a nonprofit organization. Learn more at

For more information contact Jessica Rubin, Foundation executive director, 518-761-0300 ext 31112, [email protected]