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Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake

May 25th, 2016

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Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22.

In its first two years, the “Star Wars” themed fundraiser helped John and Sheryl Marrazzo make their Hudson home become wheelchair accessible including an elevator for their son Jake, 13, a seventh-grader at David J. Quinn Middle School. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.

Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

May 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave., Shrewsbury.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Wonder, a camp in Livermore, Calif., for children with chronic or life-threatening skin diseases. The event is named for the camp’s mascot, a duck.

Bertucci’s to hold fundraiser for four-year-old Westborough student

May 17th, 2016

Westborough – Bertucci’s of Westborough on 160 Turnpike Rd. (Rte. 9), will be holding a Dining for Dollars fundraiser Thursday, May 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to benefit the family of Leah Davis of Hopkinton. Leah, a four-year-old student at Miss Tanya’s Woodland School in Westborough, was recently diagnosed with cancerous tumors on her cervical spine, lumbar spine, and cerebellum. She is currently undergoing an aggressive treatment plan at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her hospital stays have been lengthy and have put a financial as well as emotional toll on her family.

Community supports Sofia Sugarman Fund

May 15th, 2016

Pete Towler performs at the “Singing for Sofia” fundraiser.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Grafton – On April 13, 5-year-old Sofia Sugarman of Grafton tragically lost her mother, Kelly, leaving the young girl essentially without her parents. Soon after, the Grafton Police Association established the Sofia Sugarman Fund and pledged the first $1,000. Another opportunity to help Sophia was organized by the Grafton Police Department in conjunction with Homefield Credit Union; state Rep. David Muradian Jr., R-Grafton; Dave Rivers and Jay Hunter.

‘Rock and Walk for Babies’ to be held in Northborough

May 12th, 2016

Massachusetts chapter leader of the TEARS Foundation, Kelly Trefry
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Northborough – It’s hard to believe, but one in four women experience miscarriage or infant loss, according to the TEARS Foundation, which provides assistance and support for bereaved families. The group is sponsoring its first fundraiser, Rock and Walk for Babies, Sunday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., in Northborough.

Local choral concert to benefit displaced families

May 9th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present two compositions new to this area in a concert titled “Songs of Hope and Consolation” Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury.

Artistic Director Robert Eaton will lead the chorus and chamber orchestra in a program featuring “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, described as “a fresh and inspiring perspective on life, love, loss, and renewal.”

Rotary Club to Host ‘A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival’ May 15

May 3rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has announced that it will host “A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival” May 12, to showcase area restaurants, food vendors, and craft breweries from around the area. The family-friendly event will feature samplings from Shrewsbury and the surrounding area’s leading establishments, and celebrate a growing local food scene.

Fundraiser to honor memory of Marlborough girl

May 3rd, 2016

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Marlborough – The LaFollette family and Dollars for Scholars – CSF of Marlborough are pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 21, a benefit will be held to raise funds for The Bernadette LaFollette Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Teamsters’ grant to ‘Fist Bump Kid’ benefits the Mark Fidrych Foundation

April 30th, 2016

(back, l to r) - Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, President Sean O'Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine Fitzgerald, Local 25 Special Events Director Trish DiSilva, Bill Fitzgerald; (front) Liam Fitzgerald and Jessica Fidrych
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Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards Reception held April 28 at the Strega Waterfront in Boston. The grant will be donated to Liam’s charity of choice– the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Marlborough friends organize drive for chemotherapy patients

April 18th, 2016

Bridgit Masciarelli, independent director of Thirty-One, with Heather Gould, independent consultant for Thirty-One, with a bag filled with items to help keep those going through chemotherapy more comfortable 
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough – Bridgit Masciarelli and Heather Gould are friends on a mission to help make a difference in people’s lives and they do so through their involvement in a company they are passionate about – Thirty-One, a direct sales company.

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