Nearly 200 people attended the Stride for Life in Fishersville on Saturday, May 4th. We walked a NEW route from the the STAR trail, crossing Rt 250, and continuing over to our clinic on Hedgerow Drive. The rain held off just long enough for us to walk, listen to a brief program, and enjoy time for delicious food and fun activities for the family. Overall, it was a joy-filled event celebrating LIFE together!



This is really what it’s all about… A recent patient, Taylor, shared how ComfortCare came alongside her and her husband when they found out they were expecting their second baby. ComfortCare was able to provide education, encouragement, and support as they navigated their journey to becoming parents of TWO little ones!
We are so grateful Taylor and her two precious girls were able to join us at the Stride! You may have seen our emails prior to the Stride asking you to sponsor her. Well…we are excited to announce that Taylor raised nearly $3,000!! Thank you SO MUCH for supporting Taylor’s fundraising efforts to support women, men, and babies in our community.



Check out our Supporter Facebook Page for many more photos from Stride Day!

Stride Award Recipients:
Marshall Braylo Award: Steve and Bea Conner
Guardian Award: Steve and Bea Conner
Messenger Award: Valley Baptist Church

Grand Prize Winner:
Jean Scott

Stride Spirit Awards:
Best Team Spirit: Tabernacle Presbyterian
Best Team Name: Raphine Christian Church
Best Team Spirit: Parkway Wesleyan

Thank you to the following churches and organizations for participating in the 2024 Stride for Life!


Bethel Presbyterian | Coach: Stephanie Rivers
Blue Ridge Chapel | Coach: Tammy McDaniel and Linda Major
Bridge Christian Church | Coach: Stacey Bowles
Calvary Assembly of God | Coach: Christina Carter
Calvary Baptist Church (Staunton) | Coach: Brenda Howdyshell
Community Fellowship Church | Coach: Barbara Medaries
Cornerstone Church of Augusta | Coach: Ashley Lail
Crossroads Baptist | Coach: Blair Sorrells
Destiny Family Center | Coach: Tara Widener Johnson
Forest Chapel Church of the Brethren | Coach: June Blosser
Glovier UMC | Coach: Cecilia Caruso
Greenmonte Fellowship | Coach: Mary Ann Bryant
Growing Together Fellowship | Coach: Wende Harris
Jerusalem Chapel | Coach: Cara Shanks
Laurel Hill Baptist | Coach: Peggy Riley
Life Christian Fellowship | Coach: Susan Layman
Living Waters Community Church | Coach: Caroline Law
Middle River Church of the Brethren | Coach: Bernie and Anita Elmore
Parkview Christian Church | Coach: Brenda Rose
Parkway Wesleyan | Coach: Kim Poole
Raphine Christian | Coach: Cindy Strickler
Rejoicing Life | Coach: Dawn Drum
Ridgeview Baptist Church | Coach: Tara Tyler
Sherando Methodist Church | Coach: Lynn Fretwell
Tabernacle Presbyterian | Coach: Riley Maas
Shenandoah Heights Baptist | Coach: Ann Worley
Sherlynd Baptist | Coach: Megan Propst
Springdale Mennonite | Coach: Marian Mininger
St. Paul’s Church | Coach: Bona Dresch
Stuarts Draft Christian Fellowship | Coach: Tom Almarode
Ultimate Miss Pageants | Coach: Sam Perkins and Kirk Propst
Valley Baptist Church | Coach: Rachelle Gwin
Valley Covenant Church | Coach: Monk and Suzanne Davis
Victory Worship | Coach: Jessica Dinkle
Village Church | Coach: Debbie Grimm

A big THANK YOU to our Stride underwriters for covering costs for this event. Because of their generosity, every dollar raised in the Stride will go directly to supporting women and their families in our community.

Interested in becoming a Stride underwriter? Contact Jerelyn Anderson, Director of events, at 540-569-9066 or by email.