Upstate Veterinary Specialties Participates in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge

Updated CDPHP picFor the third year in a row, employees of Upstate Veterinary Specialties participated in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge at the Empire State Plaza in Albany NY on May 21, 2015. The weather was perfect for the Thursday evening event, as the thousands of runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers gathered in downtown Albany to participate in this fun event that supportCDPHP Workforce Team Challege UVS Team pic 2015s a great cause. The 3.5 mile road race raised proceeds for the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyle and personal fitness in the Capital Region. The funds raised will help underwrite college scholarships, grants, running clinics, and the Just Run Program, which encourages grade school children to run for exercise and fun. Race proceeds will also benefit three nonprofit organizations chosen by the club. This year, the local charities selected as the Charities of Choice included:

  • The Brave Will Foundation, which provides services and support for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.
  • The Food Pantries for the Capital District, a coalition of 53 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties all working together to feed the hungry.
  • CEO, which creates partnerships and develops opportunities for social and economic growth and empowerment in individuals, families and communities.

Over 500 companies and organizations from all over the Capital District participated in this year’s Workforce Team Challenge, which is the largest annual road race between Utica and New York City! Employees of Upstate Veterinary Specialties had a great time and look forward to participating again next year! For more information on the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, please visit