BMH Raises $30,000 at Touch a Truck, Announces Daddy Blogger Contest

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that the fourth annual Touch a Truck event held on Saturday, September 8 raised approximately $30,000 to help with providing medical services to the community.

Over 1,000 children, parents and grandparents visited the BMH parking lot to get an up close and personal look at more than 60 vehicles, including a limousine, fire trucks, a race car, semi-trucks, and motorcycles. Every vehicle owner was on hand volunteering their time guiding children as they sat in the vehicles and learned about their operation.

“The enthusiasm of the drivers and businesses who support this event is what makes it successful every year,” says Ellen Smith, executive director of development and community relations at BMH. “Their patience with the children and willingness to give a day of their time is heartwarming. We thank them all.”

BMH also used the event to announce the launch of its new “Daddyviews” Blogger Contest. The hospital is seeking 4-6 fathers in the area to take turns contributing a new blog post each month about how connecting with their child contributes to the family’s overall health and happiness. Winners will also receive a free, Sony “Bloggie” HD Camera. Contest details can be found at