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June 22nd, 2016
Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and funds for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). ELYSESTRONG will host the second annual Roar for a Cure motorcycle ride Saturday, July 23, beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129, 67 Fitchburg St. Others can join the motorcyclists afterward for lunch and family-friendly activities.
June 17th, 2016
Grafton – Ever since five-year-old Sophia Sugarman tragically lost her mother in April, the Grafton Police Department has actively participated in raising funds for the little girl.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of the department are inviting others to join them in the 5th Annual KMS Golf Tourna-mint, to be held at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton. Proceeds will benefit a fund set up for Sophia.
June 15th, 2016
Grafton – You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.
June 15th, 2016
Hudson – Memories of a Hudson boy are kept alive as his family prepares for the seventh annual Ride for Sherry’s House and Why Me. This year’s motorcycle ride is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643, 271 Cox St. in Hudson. There, others can join motorcyclists afterward for a barbecue to support a good cause.
May 31st, 2016
Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.
May 25th, 2016
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.
May 23rd, 2016
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.
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.
May 15th, 2016
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.
May 12th, 2016
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.