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Ragnar Team Honors Dr. George Gjerset

Sep 2, 2018, 13:25 PM

Twelve runners, including staff from the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center and Skagit Valley Hospital, paid tribute to George Gjerset, MD by forming the Ready-Gjerset-Go relay team for the 200 mile Ragnar Northwest Passage run from Blaine to Langley last summer.

A longtime Skagit Regional Health oncologist, Dr. Gjerset passed away suddenly in March 2018.

Dr. Gjerset’s wife, Jan Hastings, drove up from Shoreline to meet the team at the finish line in Langley where the group presented her with a Ready-Gjerset-Go team shirt. She then joined the team for the last 50 yards of the race and they all crossed the finish line together.

The team also carried a cardboard photo likeness of Dr. Gjerset during different legs throughout the race, “so essentially he ran the race with the team in spirit,” said Peter Wold, team member and MSW at the Cancer Care Center.

Ragnar Relay is a popular two day event where teams of 12 alternate running legs of an approximately 200 mile course. Ragnar teams typically participate with two vans of six runners each, with one van resting while the other van runs. Ragnar Relays generally start early on a Friday morning and run through the night with a finish midday to late afternoon on Saturday.

The Ready-Gjerset-Go Team includes: Van 1 Marilyn Jones -RN Medical Oncology Dr. Michal Whiton-Radiation Oncology Kelly Turgeon-RN Medical Oncology Michael Maudlin-Geologist DNR Nooksack Indian Tribe Peter Wold-Oncology Social Worker Sarah Hendrickson-Patient Navigator Medical-Radiation Oncology Van 2 Jasmine Goedl-CNA SVH OSC Kristi Terwilliger-RCCC Clinical Manager Lindsay McDermott-Office Manager David Benson Medical Group Jessica Moena-Radiation Therapist Radiation Oncology Mandy Joseph-RN Radiation Oncology (team captain) Tara Thomas- Office Staff David Benson Medical Group


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Ragnar Team Honors Dr. George Gjerset

Sep 2, 2018, 13:25 PM

Twelve runners, including staff from the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center and Skagit Valley Hospital, paid tribute to George Gjerset, MD by forming the Ready-Gjerset-Go relay team for the 200 mile Ragnar Northwest Passage run from Blaine to Langley last summer.

A longtime Skagit Regional Health oncologist, Dr. Gjerset passed away suddenly in March 2018.

Dr. Gjerset’s wife, Jan Hastings, drove up from Shoreline to meet the team at the finish line in Langley where the group presented her with a Ready-Gjerset-Go team shirt. She then joined the team for the last 50 yards of the race and they all crossed the finish line together.

The team also carried a cardboard photo likeness of Dr. Gjerset during different legs throughout the race, “so essentially he ran the race with the team in spirit,” said Peter Wold, team member and MSW at the Cancer Care Center.

Ragnar Relay is a popular two day event where teams of 12 alternate running legs of an approximately 200 mile course. Ragnar teams typically participate with two vans of six runners each, with one van resting while the other van runs. Ragnar Relays generally start early on a Friday morning and run through the night with a finish midday to late afternoon on Saturday.

The Ready-Gjerset-Go Team includes: Van 1 Marilyn Jones -RN Medical Oncology Dr. Michal Whiton-Radiation Oncology Kelly Turgeon-RN Medical Oncology Michael Maudlin-Geologist DNR Nooksack Indian Tribe Peter Wold-Oncology Social Worker Sarah Hendrickson-Patient Navigator Medical-Radiation Oncology Van 2 Jasmine Goedl-CNA SVH OSC Kristi Terwilliger-RCCC Clinical Manager Lindsay McDermott-Office Manager David Benson Medical Group Jessica Moena-Radiation Therapist Radiation Oncology Mandy Joseph-RN Radiation Oncology (team captain) Tara Thomas- Office Staff David Benson Medical Group